Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using Context Menus
Outlook provides at least two ways for you to accomplish many tasks. For example, there will be
a menu command and also a ribbon button for some tasks. Many commands are also found on
the context menus (also called popup menus). A context menu is displayed when you right-click
many of the elements on the Outlook screen. They are called context menus because the commands
that are displayed are related to the object you clicked. I will generally not mention context menu
commands when describing how to perform tasks in Outlook — rather, I will focus on the other
means that Outlook provides for doing things. You should remember, however, that the context
menus are available — you may prefer using them.
Most Outlook windows present commands and options on ribbons.
Office Button (File menu)
Quick Access Toolbar
Ta b s
Dialog Box Launcher
The lower section of the navigation pane normally displays buttons for the seven main parts of
Outlook: Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes, Folder List, and Shortcuts. If the Outlook
window is not tall enough to display all seven buttons, some of them are shown as small icons instead.
In the figure, for example, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks are displayed as buttons and Notes,
Folder List, and Shortcuts are displayed as icons just below the Tasks button.