Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The help window toolbar displays buttons for the following commands (left to right on the toolbar):
n Back: Returns to the most recently viewed help topic.
n Forward: Moves forward to the next help topic.
n Stop: Stops transferring information from online help.
n Refresh: Refreshes information from online help.
n Home: Displays the help home page.
n Print: Prints the current help topic.
n Change Font Size: Changes the font size used to display and print help information.
n Show/Hide Table of Contents: Displays or hides the table of contents.
n Keep on Top: If selected, the help window remains visible when you return to Outlook,
enabling you to read help while you work. If not selected, the Outlook window will cover
the help window.
Working with Topics
Outlook help, and in fact all Office help, is based on topics . A topic can be thought of as a single
page of help information on a specific topic (although the material in some topics is much longer
than one page).
Topics make use of hyperlinks, just like the web pages you are probably used to surfing. Clicking a
hyperlink takes you to a different location in the same topic or sometimes to a different topic. As
you move around between topics you can use the Back and Forward buttons in the toolbar to
retrace your steps.
Using the Table of Contents
The table of contents is organized into books . Each book can contain topics as well as other books.
If the table of contents is not displayed, click the Show Table of Contents button on the toolbar.
To expand a book in the table of contents, click it. Figure 2.13 shows the table of contents with
the Tasks book expanded and the To-Do Bar book expanded. You can see that the To-Do Bar book
contains three topics. Click the topic that you want to view. Click an expanded book to collapse it.
Outlook help has a search tool that lets you search for information. It can be very useful when you
cannot locate what you need in the table of contents. It is located just below the help toolbar. All
you need to do is enter the search term in the box and click the Search button. Outlook displays a
list of relevant topics, as shown in Figure 2.14 for a search on “email format.” Each item in this list
is a link that you can click to view the topic.