Office 365 (Outlook 2011 Mac) - Explore the Interface

Explore the Outlook user interface

Before you begin to use the e-mail account that you set up, you should familiarize yourself with some of the user interface elements in Outlook.

Let's explore the Outlook user interface.

1. Search box: A way to find items in the current folder. As you type keywords into the search box, the Search tab appears on the ribbon and provides additional
search options (for example, the option to expand the search to All Items).

2. Ribbon: The tabbed command bar at the top of a window or work area that organizes features into logical groups. The current view (for example, mail, calendar, or contacts view) determines which options appear on the ribbon.

3. Reading pane: The area where you can read e-mail messages or see details about items such as contacts and tasks. To change the location of the reading pane, on the View menu, point to Reading Pane, and then select an option (for example, Below).

4. Navigation pane: In mail view, the navigation pane displays the folder list. In calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes views, the navigation pane lets you show and hide items in categories. If you don't see the navigation pane, click View > Navigation Pane.

5. View switcher: Buttons to switch between the five main Outlook views — mail, calendar, contacts/people, tasks, and notes.


To resize the navigation pane or the reading pane, point to the border between the panes. When the pointer becomes Mac3.jpg , drag to change the width.

To hide the ribbon while you work, on the right side of the ribbon, click Mac4.jpg 

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Keywords:Outlook, Mac home screen search box ribbon reading pane navigation pane overview view switcher   Doc ID:54132
Owner:Jason G.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-07-20 14:08 CDTUpdated:2015-08-01 13:56 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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