Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
TROUBLESHOOTING Changes you implement might make your Outlook window appear
different from those shown in this topic. We depict the Outlook window with the Folder
Pane open, the compact Navigation Bar, the Reading Pane displayed on the right side of
the window, and the To-Do Bar off except when we’re using it in an exercise.
Configuring Office and Outlook options
While you are still becoming familiar with Outlook 2013, you might be quite content to
work with the default settings (and it’s good to do so until you understand the reasons they
are as they are). But as you become more experienced, you might want to adjust some of
the settings to better suit the way you work.
You can change many of the default program settings from the Outlook Options dialog
box, which you open by clicking Options in the left pane of the Backstage view. From
this dialog box, you can control the settings and appearance of many Outlook features,
including the following:
▪ Email accounts, functionality, and formatting
▪ Editorial and archive functions
▪ The Folder Pane and Reading Pane
▪ Your calendar, task list, and address books
▪ The indexing and search functions
▪ Message lagging
▪ The content of the Quick Access Toolbar and ribbon
The Outlook Options dialog box is divided into eight pages of function-specific settings, two
pages of feature-specific settings (for the ribbon and for the Quick Access Toolbar), and
two pages of security-related settings.
The default page of the Outlook Options dialog box is the General page.