Options for Starting Outlook
Microsoft Office offers several options to control startup, either through command-line switches or other methods. You can choose to have Outlook 2007 open forms, turn off the Reading Pane (previously called the Preview pane), select a profile, and perform other tasks automatically when the program starts. The following sections describe some of the options you can specify.
When you install Outlook 2007, Setup places a Microsoft Outlook 2007 icon on the Start menu. You can start Outlook 2007 normally by clicking the icon. You also can start Outlook 2007 by using the Programs menu (choose Start, All Programs, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.)
If more than one profile exists, when Outlook ...