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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2003 by Robert Cordingley, Charlie Russel

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Opening Messages

Outlook 2003's new Reading Pane makes opening messages largely unnecessary. However, if you prefer to open your messages to read or act on them, you can handle those messages in several ways.

Reading a Message

You can read the entire message directly from the Reading Pane. Just scroll down to view any part of your message not shown in the initial view. If you have Single Key Reading Using Space Bar turned on in the Reading Pane options, you can use the spacebar to page through your message. When you hit the bottom of your message, the spacebar will select the next message. Depending on your Reading Pane options, moving from one message to the next can mark your message as read.

Several things happen when a message is marked as ...

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