Getting to Know the Outlook 2010 Interface
In order to create a new Outlook item, whether it be a new e-mail, a new appointment, or a new To-Do item, you enter details into a form, such as the Message form shown here. The forms may change a bit depending on the type of item you’re working on, but some things, like the elements listed here, always stay the same.
|Element||What It Does|
|File tab||Click this tab to display Backstage, which provides access to
item-related commands, such as Save, Save As, Print, Properties,
|Quick Access Toolbar||This toolbar contains buttons for common commands like Save,
Undo, and Redo.
|Ribbon||This special toolbar appears in both the Outlook window and
open forms, and is arranged as a series of tabs that contain
buttons for commands.
|Group||Ribbon buttons are arranged in groups, such as Clipboard, Basic
Text, and Names, as shown here in this message form.
|Dialog Box Launcher||Clicking this button displays a dialog box with additional
options for the current group.
|Mini Toolbar||This toolbar appears when you type some text, select it, and
move the mouse pointer up just a little. It contains command
buttons for applying formatting to the selected text.