Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Views
The increased viewing area in the Outlook window is helpful no matter which
view you use. The new layout makes better use of available space but also
offers you many options for viewing your information the way you want to see
it. Each of the Outlook views has several key improvements or enhancements
to help you organize and display your data in the way that makes most sense
Mail view is displayed by default when you first start Outlook, with the Inbox
in the center column, the selected message displayed in the improved Preview
Pane, and the folders in the Navigation Pane on the far left side of the window.
The design makes it easy for you to see what a message is about quickly and
then decide whether to discard it, leave it in the Inbox, or drag it to the Follow
Up folder for later action. This helps you handle the volume of e-mail—both
wanted and unwanted—that flows across your desktop all day long.
The major change in Mail view is increased area for the Preview Pane
(in most cases, allowing you to read most of an average-length e-mail message
without scrolling) and the new Navigation Pane, which houses the folders
you’ll use to organize and act on important messages.
You can arrange messages in a variety of different ways (this is an
enhancement of the Current View feature available previously). To change the
way messages are displayed, choose Arrange By from the View menu and
select one of the many fields by which you want to sort and display messages.
Figure 2-2 shows the menu choices available to you. (Note that you can still use
the Current View selections if you choose.)