Using Outlook

Microsoft Outlook contains features that let you send and receive e-mail, keep your diary and organise your contacts and tasks to do.  Each network user has an entry in the global address book and this list can be used to send messages to other members of the organisation.  However, if you want to add your own names and addresses, for example external contacts, you can create entries in the Outlook address book for your own use. 

The diagram below shows the Outlook screen 

The second column from the left shows the Folder List .  If you do not have this visible you can click on the View drop-down menu and choose Folder List to display it.  On the far left hand side there are shortcuts to the commonly-used folders such as Inbox, Calendar and Tasks. 

On the right-hand side of the screen Outlook displays the contents of the folder you currently have selected.  If you have switched on the Preview Pane  for that folder then you will see the selected item displayed in the bottom right corner of the screen. 

The very bottom row of the window displays the Status Bar .  This tells you how many items are in the folder you have selected.

The View menu  is shown below with the Folder List, Preview Pane and Status Bar options selected.

Click here to return to the Outlook index.