In This Chapter
Making the Quick Access toolbar your own
Creating artful e‐mail
Viewing many calendars
Moving calendars in front of each other
Choosing a group date
Seeing more toolbars
Going to the Web from Outlook
If Outlook is an iceberg's worth of capabilities, I can only show you the tip in this book. You can already do some formidable tasks with Outlook. Time will tell (and pretty quickly at that) how much more you'll be able to do with future versions of Outlook, Internet Explorer, and all the other powerful technology associated with those applications.
You can't do much to really mess up Outlook, so feel free to experiment. Add new fields, new views, new icons — go wild. This chapter describes a few Outlook adventures to try out.
Office 2007 features an arrangement of controls (a user interface, as geeks like to say) that eliminates menus in favor of big ribbons, tabs, and buttons. The new scheme is much more colorful, but I have trouble figuring out how to do many of the things I want to do. With an old‐fashioned menu system, you know that everything you want to do is on a menu somewhere. In the new arrangement @@el who knows? If you find the new system confusing, don't feel bad; I've been writing books about Outlook for over ten years now, and I'm often baffled by this new scheme.
There is hope, however. Once you've found the tool you need, you can right‐click the tool and choose Add ...