Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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an existing message, it opens in a separate message window. The message window has
its own ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar, separate from those in the Outlook program
window. You can insert and format outgoing message content, modify the settings of
outgoing messages, and take action with received messages by using the commands on the
message window ribbon.
In Outlook 2013, when you respond to an existing message and the Reading Pane is open,
the response message is drafted within the Reading Pane, and a Message tool tab that
contains a limited selection of commands appears on the Mail module ribbon. You can draft
and send the response from the Reading Pane, or if you’d prefer to work with it in a
separate window with a full set of commands, you can do so by clicking the Pop Out button in
the message draft.
SEE ALSO For information about changing the way Outlook handles new and original
messages when you reply to or forward a message, see “Configuring Office and Outlook
options” in Chapter 11, “Customize Outlook.”
The layout of all message windows is similar. However, depending on whether you’re
working in a new message composition window or a message reading window, the content of
the message window and the commands on the message window ribbon differ.
Message composition windows
When you’re composing an original message, you work in a message composition window
that is separate from the Outlook program window.
A message composition window.