Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The message composition window interface includes the following elements:
▪ Quick Access Toolbar Provides access to the window-management menu (repre-
sented by a New Message icon) and the Save, Undo, Redo/Repeat, Previous Item,
and Next Item buttons. The Save command is available in the Backstage view, but the
other commands are not available either in the Backstage view or on the ribbon; they
are available only from the Quick Access Toolbar.
The Previous Item and Next Item buttons on the Quick Access Toolbar are inactive in a message
composition window; they’re active in a message reading window.
TIP You can add commands to the Quick Access Toolbar so that they are available
regardless of which tab is currently active in the message composition window.
Adding a command to the Quick Access Toolbar in a message composition window does
not add it to the Quick Access Toolbar of any other Outlook item window (including
the message reading window) or any other Office 2013 program window.
▪ Ribbon Includes the File tab (your link to the Backstage view) and the Message,
Insert, Options, Format Text, and Review tabs.
▪ Message header Includes the To and Cc address fields and the Subject field, by
default. If you configure Outlook to connect to multiple accounts, a From field appears
above the To field. You can click the From button to select the account from which
you want to send the message. You can also display the Bcc field in the message
header by clicking that button in the Show Fields group on the Options tab.
SEE ALSO For information about the From field, see the sidebar “Managing multiple
accounts” in Chapter 3, “Send and receive email messages.”
▪ Message body The area in which you create message content. The message body
can include text, images, tables, charts, screen clippings, hyperlinks, and other types
of content. An email message created in Outlook 2013 can include virtually any
element that you can insert into a standard electronic document, such as a Word
▪ People Pane Appears after you enter at least one message recipient; displays
information about the intended message recipients. Clicking a recipient’s icon displays
information about previous communications with that person.