Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
By default, the four primary Outlook view bars (Mail, Calendar, Contacts,
and Tasks) occupy a space in the lower third of the Navigation Pane. The views
that don’t appear by default (Notes, Folder List, and Shortcuts) are available as
icons at the bottom of the pane. You can expand the view bars to show all the
selections by dragging the separator bar upward; or you can collapse the list to
show the various views only as icons along the bottom of the Navigation Pane.
This gives you more room for displaying and selecting the mail folders you
need to use.
The new three-column layout in Outlook condenses quite a bit of
information into one viewing space, but it also provides more room for the
new-and-improved Preview Pane, making it easy for you to scan a message
quickly without scrolling, which saves both time and trouble. The claim is that
the revised Preview Pane now gives you 40 percent more area for e-mail
viewing, but whatever the percentage (which changes depending on how wide you
make the Inbox column), it makes mail easier to move through quickly—which
is something most of us need.
Tip Another perk of the Preview Pane: for users who work with
Outlook on backlit LCD screens (for example, on Pocket and Tablet
PCs), ClearType technology and changes in spacing and character
positioning will make reading text—even on the smallest screens—