The Outlook Window looks a lot like it has in previous versions upon loading. For those of you experienced with Outlook, you won’t notice too many changes.
If you are new to Outlook, by default, the program opens to your Inbox. Remember, Outlook’s primary purpose is sending and receiving e-mail.
Let’s take a few minutes to get acquainted with the Outlook window.
Figure 2. Outlook Window
Each labeled item is described in full on the next page.
The Advanced Toolbar contains commands related to the view you are in.
The Control Buttons consist of Minimize, Maximize and Close.
The Menu Bar lists all of the commands available in Outlook in categories.
The Navigation Pane appears on the left side of your window, regardless of which feature you are working in and assists you in moving from view to view.
The Reading Pane displays the contents of any e-mail message selected in the Inbox
The Standard Toolbar contains the most commonly used Outlook commands.
In the Status Bar, you see the total number of items in a selected folder.
Located at the very top of your screen, the Title Bar displays the name of the program you are running.