Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Customize Outlook
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IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
Personalize the Outlook program window.
Configure Office and Outlook options.
Customize the Quick Access Toolbar.
Customize the ribbon.
Manage add-ins.
Microsoft Outlook 2013 is a high-powered information management system. Microsoft has
set up the program to function in the way that will be of the most use to the most people,
but the fact is that each of us has a different working style and has different needs for our
working environment. Fortunately, you can configure many aspects of the appearance and
functionality of Outlook 2013 to make it the most efficient platform for the way you work.
To start with the obvious, you can change not only the appearance and arrangement of the
elements in the program window, but also their functionality. You can specify the tabs that
appear on the ribbon and the groups that appear on the ribbon tabs, and put frequently
used commands at your fingertips by adding them to the Quick Access Toolbar.
After that, you can really get “under the hood” and modify many aspects of the way Outlook
handles messages, calendar items, contact records, and general operations. You can tailor
many aspects of the program to suit the way you work.
In this chapter, you’ll first customize the primary program window panes. Next, you’ll
configure Office and Outlook settings to meet your needs. Then you’ll change the commands
that appear on the Quick Access Toolbar and on the ribbon. Finally, you’ll learn how to work
with add-ins.
PRACTICE FILES You don’t need any practice files to complete the exercises in this chapter.
 
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