Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Conversation view was first introduced in Outlook 2007 as a way of grouping a series of
received messages that stem from the same original message. This feature made it easy
to locate various responses to a message and to identify separate branches of a
conversation (referred to as message threads ). The original Conversation view has been expanded
to present an even clearer method of tracking message threads and to include not only
received messages but also sent messages. Conversation view is a useful organizational
tool that you can use to more easily manage all the information associated with a particular
In Conversation view, a conversation of multiple messages is indicated by an arrow to the
left of the conversation message header. You can click the arrow once to display all the
unique messages in the conversation, and again to display all the messages, including
your sent messages. You can manage Conversation view from the Messages group on
the View tab.
SEE ALSO For more information about Conversation view, see “Working with Conversation
view” in Chapter 7, “Organize your Inbox.”
Viewing content in the Reading Pane
You will frequently read and work with messages and other Outlook items in the Reading
Pane. You can display the Reading Pane to the right of or below the module content pane.
You might find it difficult to read the text in the Reading Pane at its default size, particularly
if your display is set to a high screen resolution, as is becoming more and more common.
You can change the size of the content displayed in the Reading Pane by using the Zoom
controls located at the right end of the program window status bar to change the pane’s
In the program window, the Zoom controls change the size of the content in the Reading Pane.
SEE ALSO For information about modifying Reading Pane functionality, see “Configuring
Office and Outlook options” in Chapter 11, “Customize Outlook.”