Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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FIGURE 2.7
Outlook can display its toolbars anywhere you want them.
Ribbons
Although Outlook’s main window has retained the traditional menu and toolbar structure, other
windows, such as the one you use to compose an email message, now use ribbons . A ribbon is sort
of a combination menu and toolbar, designed to provide fast and intuitive access to commands.
Figure 2.9 shows a ribbon, in this case one of the ribbons in the compose message window. You
should note the following things about ribbons:
n In most windows, a series of tabs provides access to different ribbons, each containing
related commands.
n On a ribbon, elements are organized into related groups — in Figure 2.9, for example,
there are Names, Include, and Options groups (among others).
n As you increase or decrease the size of the window, the ribbon adjusts to fit by displaying
more or fewer items. When an item is hidden you can access it by clicking its group.
n Some groups display a Dialog Box Launcher, which you click to display a dialog box
containing related options and commands.
n The Quick Access Toolbar is always visible, and provides a few frequently needed
commands such as for saving or printing.
n Click the File menu button to display a menu of commands including file-related actions
(Save, Open for example).
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