Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Validating the successful configuration of an Internet email account.
Working in the Outlook 2013 user interface
The goal of the Office 2013 working environment is to make working with Office
documents, including Microsoft Word documents, Excel workbooks, PowerPoint presentations,
Outlook email messages, and Access database tables, as intuitive as possible. To that end,
each program in the Office system, including Outlook, has a similar user interface.
Unlike other Office programs, Outlook doesn’t function for a single purpose or create a
single category of files. You use it to create, organize, and track several types of
information that are critical to keeping your daily life functioning smoothly. To minimize the work
of dealing with such diverse items of information as email messages, contact records,
appointments, tasks, and notes, Outlook provides a module for each type and presents each
module in a similar interface, allowing you to work with different items of information in
As an information-management system, Outlook has more complex functionality than
other Office applications; it also has more elements in its user interface. However, some
are hidden by default, and you can choose the elements you want to display.
SEE ALSO For information about hiding and displaying user interface elements, see
“Personalizing the Outlook program window” in Chapter 11, “Customize Outlook.”