Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
1.1 Customize Outlook settings
The four content areas of the Outlook program window are as follows:
Folder Pane This collapsible pane appears on the left side of the Outlook
program window in every module. Its contents change depending on the module
you’re viewing—it might display links to email folders, Microsoft SharePoint lists
and libraries, external content, or view options. By default, the Folder Pane is
minimized to display only favorite folders. The Folder Pane state (minimized or
expanded) remains the same as you switch among modules.
When the compact Navigation Bar is displayed, it is incorporated into the Folder
Pane and displayed vertically when the Folder Pane is minimized or horizontally
when the Folder Pane is open.
Content pane The content pane is the part of the program window bordered on
the left by the Folder Pane and on the right by the To-Do Bar when the To-Do Bar
is displayed, or by the right side of the program window when it is not displayed.
The content pane displays the content of the selected module—your message list,
calendar, contact records, or tasks—and can also host the Reading Pane.
Reading Pane This optional pane can be displayed vertically or horizontally within
the content pane. Within the Reading Pane, you can preview and work with the
content of a selected item, or display a full-featured preview of a file that is
attached to an Outlook item (including Microsoft Word documents, Excel
worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, and PDF files). The Reading Pane can also host
the People Pane.
The Reading Pane can be displayed in any Outlook module but is displayed by
default only in the Mail and Tasks modules.
To-Do Bar This optional pane can display a monthly calendar, favorite contacts,
and your task list, or any combination of these that you choose. In Outlook 2013,
the To-Do Bar can be either open or closed, but not minimized as it could be in
previous versions of Outlook.
The To-Do Bar can be displayed in any Outlook module, but is not displayed by
default in any module.