Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
In the Mail module, the Outlook program window displays the message list and the
▪ Content area The content area is the part of the program window bordered on the
left by the Folder Pane and on the right by the To-Do Bar, when the To-Do Bar is
displayed, or by the right side of the program window when it is not displayed. The
content area displays the content of the selected module—your message list,
calendar, contact records, or tasks—and can also host the Reading Pane.
▪ Reading Pane This optional pane can be displayed vertically or horizontally within
the content area. Within the Reading Pane, you can preview and work with the
content of a selected item, or display a full-featured preview of a file that is attached to
an Outlook item (including Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft Excel worksheets,
Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and PDF files). The Reading Pane can also host
the People Pane.
The Reading Pane can be displayed in any Outlook module but is displayed by
default only in the Mail and Tasks modules.