Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The message reading window interface includes the following elements:
▪ Quick Access Toolbar Provides access to the window-management menu (repre-
sented by a Received Message icon) and the same commands as it does in the
message composition window. The Previous Item and Next Item buttons are active.
▪ Ribbon Includes the File tab and a Message tab that contains a set of commands
different from the commands on this tab in a message composition window. This tab
includes commands for working with the active message, including deleting,
responding to, moving, tagging, editing, and viewing it. The Message tab also includes
the Quick Steps gallery of command combinations that you can use to accomplish
multiple tasks with one click.
SEE ALSO For information about Quick Steps, see “Managing messages by using
Quick Steps” in Chapter 7, “Organize your Inbox” and “Creating and managing Quick
Steps” in Chapter 12, “Manage email settings.” For information about the elements of
the ribbon in Outlook item windows, see “Working in the Calendar module,” “Work-
ing in the People module,” and “Working in the Tasks module,” later in this chapter.
▪ Message header Displays the name and online status (if available) of the message
sender and message recipients (those entered in the To and Cc boxes), along with the
message subject and any message notifications, categories, or lags.
▪ Message body Displays the content of the message.
TIP To edit message content—for example, to make notes to yourself about the
message—click the Actions button in the Move group, and then click Edit Message. Make
the changes you want, and then when you close the message, Outlook will prompt
you to save your changes.
▪ People Pane Displays information about the message sender and the message
recipients, including you.
When opened from a message reading window, the Backstage view includes the Set
Permissions, Move To Folder, and Properties commands that are available from the message
composition window, in addition to the commands related to recalling (available only if you
are the message sender) and resending the message.