Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Outlook’s File menu.
Outlook’s menus can be customized to suit your preferences. You can add and remove items, move
items to a different menu, and even rearrange the order in which menu items appear. This kind of
customization is covered in Chapter 19. There is, however, one menu-related option you should
know about now.
Outlook can display either full menus or short menus. A short menu contains a subset of the full
menu commands. The commands that appear on the short menus consist of a few most important
commands plus the commands you have used most frequently. That’s right, Outlook keeps track of
your command usage and configures the menus accordingly. This can help reduce screen clutter.
After all, if you rarely or never use a particular command, why take up screen real estate with it?
When a short menu is displayed there is an arrow at the bottom of it — click this arrow to open the
full menu. You can also tell Outlook to automatically display the full menu after the short menu has
been open for a brief period. These options are set on the Options tab of the Customize dialog box,
which you display by selecting Tools, Customize and clicking the Options tab (see Figure 2.5). The
options of interest are near the top: