310 ofﬁce x for macintosh: the missing manual
Tip: Like most other windows in Mac OS X, the main Entourage window has a close button. Be wary of it:
closing the main window disables nearly all Entourage’s functions, and you may ﬁnd it difﬁcult to get them
back again! Even the View→Go To submenu is disabled, and its key commands (c-1 through c-6 for
Entourage functions) are gone with it.
If this happens to you, the trick is to choose File→New→Open New Main Window (Shift-Option-c-N, if
you have enough ﬁngers). A new main Entourage window appears, and you’re back in business. Alterna-
tively, just switch to another Mac OS X application (like the Finder) and then back to Entourage: if a main
window wasn’t open, Entourage will create one for you when you switch back.
Setting Up Entourage
When you ﬁrst launch Entourage (or when you create a new identity, as described
on page 420), the Entourage Setup Assistant presents itself. The Setup Assistant pre-
sents a long series of question-and-answer screens that give you the opportunity to
set up your email accounts, import your address book information from whatever
mail program you used to use, and so on.
Any email program requires a number of technical details that deﬁne your particu-
lar email account. If you have another email program that’s been working ﬁne (Out-
look Express, Netscape Communicator, Eudora, or Claris Emailer, for example),
Entourage can usually copy all the details from the older program (and from the
settings in the Internet pane of your Mac’s System Preferences program).
If you’ve never used your Mac for email before, however, or if you’re using a Mac
that doesn’t have a functioning email program, you’ll need to type these email set-
tings into Entourage directly. Unless you’re quite a technical person, your sole source
of this information is the help line (or Getting Started booklet) of your ISP (Internet
Service Provider), the company to whom you pay a monthly fee for Internet access.
You need the account information your ISP gave you in order to receive or send
email, so have this info on hand as you set about getting Entourage ready.
Note: Entourage can’t check America Online mail.
Entourage’s toolbar commands
change to match the Entourage
function you’re using. This ﬁgure
shows the fully expanded email
toolbar, shown here broken in half
so that it will ﬁt this page. If the
Entourage main window isn’t wide
enough to show everything, the
program omits button names and
shows only their icons, to make the
The Big Picture