Outlook features and terminology
Needs to be checked by Hazel:
Outlook 2010 has tabs which open ribbons. The buttons shown on the tabs change as you move between Mail, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks.
The File tab is used to check how full your mailbox is, set automatic replies, manage rules, print items and change Outlook options. Unlike other tabs, options on the File tab take up the whole of the screen. Click the Home tab to return to your mailbox.
The Home tab displays a ribbon at the top of the screen. This ribbon has groups of buttons for the most useful features such as creating a new email, responding or creating a new calendar appointment and arranging calendars.
Quick Access Toolbar
The Quick Access Toolbar is always visible and has shortcut buttons for Save, Undo and Repeat. You can add other shortcut buttons that you use frequently. [Link to Office page on Quick Access Toolbar]
The Reading Pane allows you to read emails without having to double click on them and open them in a new window. The Reading Pane can be placed below or to the right of the Inbox or turned off altogether; these options are available from View > Reading Pane.
The Status Bar
This shows you how many items are in the area of Outlook you have selected. Above you can see there are n items in the Inbox.
The Navigation Pane buttons
The Navigation Pane buttons allow you to change your view in Outlook from the Inbox, to Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and the Folder List.
The Folder List shows all the folders for these items in the left hand navigation pane, and you can also see Public Folders which are shared departmental areas in Outlook.
The To Do Bar
The To Do Bar allows you to see your appointments and tasks for the day at a glance. The To Do Bar can be turned on and off from View > To Do Bar.