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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Using and Customizing the Outlook Interface

Outlook's interface resembles that of other Office programs with one noteworthy exception: Along the left edge of the main program window is the Outlook Bar, which contains icons that you can click to display any of Outlook's default folders. At the top of the Outlook Bar is an icon that lets you jump to the Outlook Today page, which summarizes current tasks, appointments, and messages. Although it's not immediately obvious, you can also see an Explorer-style folder list by clicking the heading just above the window that displays the contents of the current folder. Figure 9.15 shows all these interface elements.

Figure 9.15. Normally, the Folder List shown here is hidden; click the Inbox label to drop ...

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