Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Designing a userform for custom data handling.
What’s New
If you have used an earlier version of Outlook you will be glad to know that there have been no
fundamental changes to the program. There is a new user interface, but most of the changes
involve the addition of new features and enhancement of old ones. This section takes a look at the
most important of these new and improved features.
New User Interface
Outlook’s user interface has actually changed less than that of other Office programs. The main
screen, shown in Figure 1.8, retains the main menu and the toolbar that were present in earlier
versions of the program. The Outlook Today and folder views remain essentially unchanged as well.
Things are quite different, however, when you get to the windows you use to work with email
messages, contacts, and so on. Microsoft has abandoned the menu and toolbar approach for a system
of tabs and ribbons, as you can see in Figure 1.9. This figure shows an email window with four
tabs across the top — Message, Insert, Options, and Format Text. Clicking a tab displays the
associated ribbon, which provides access to buttons, menus, and dialog boxes for the related tasks.
The Outlook screen is covered in detail in Chapter 2.
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