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Microsoft Outlook 2003

General Navigation Pane Options

The Navigation Pane is one way that you can move between the different features of Outlook. The default pane may not meet all of your needs so you can customize it to better suit your working style.

return to topResizing the Navigation Pane

To display as much of the screen as possible, you can adjust the amount of screen space the Navigation Pane uses. By resizing, you can display fewer buttons or reduce the pane to display only small icons.

Resizing the Navigation Pane: Mouse Option

  1. Place your mouse pointer between the Navigation Pane and the Folder List

  2. When the pointer turns to a double arrow, click and hold
    Appearance of cursor when resizing pane

  3. Drag the mouse to desired position

  4. Release the mouse button
    The Navigation Pane is now resized.

Resizing the Navigation Pane: Menu Option

  1. In the Navigation Pane, from the Configure buttons menuConfigure buttons pull-down list, select Show More Buttons or Show Fewer Buttons
    The Navigation Pane resizes according to your selection.

return to topRearranging Button Order

You can rearrange the order of the buttons in the Navigation Pane so that the ones you use most frequently are at the top of the pane. Doing this will also allow you to minimize the pane such that only those frequently used buttons display, while the others are reduced to smaller icons.

  1. In the Navigation Pane, right click » select Navigation Pane Options...
    OR
    In the Navigation Pane, from the Configure buttons menuConfigure buttons pull-down list, select Navigation Pane Options...
    The Navigation Pane Options dialog box appears.
    Navigation Pane Options dialog box

  2. Select the button(s) you would like to move
    A button is selected if there is a checkmark in the box before it.

  3. Click MOVE UP or MOVE DOWN as appropriate

  4. Click OK

Resetting Button Order

You can restore the order of the buttons in the Navigation Pane to their default order at any time.

  1. In the Navigation Pane, right click » select Navigation Pane Options...
    OR
    In the Navigation Pane, from the Configure buttons menuConfigure buttons pull-down list, select Navigation Pane Options...
    The Navigation Pane Options dialog box appears.

  2. Click RESET

  3. Click OK

return to topAdding and Removing Buttons

Adding or removing buttons is another option for customizing the Navigation Pane. Removing a button does not remove your access to the feature/folder. All folders are accessible from the Folder List or the Go menu.

  1. In the Navigation Pane, from the Configure buttons menuConfigure buttons pull-down list, select Add or Remove Buttons » the button you want to add or remove
    HINTS:
    Buttons that have a box around the icon are currently displayed. Selecting them will remove them from the Navigation Pane.
    Buttons that do not have a box around the icon are not currently displayed. Selecting them will add them to the Navigation Pane.

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