This browser does not support basic Web standards, preventing the display of our site's intended design. May we suggest that you upgrade your browser?

Microsoft Entourage 2008

The Entourage Environment

This document contains general information regarding the Microsoft Entourage 2008 environment. Taking a moment to review the following sections will enable you to move through the Entourage application with greater ease. 

return to topThe Toolbar

The toolbars in Entourage change depending on what option in the Navigation pane you are using. Thus, feature-specific buttons will appear on the toolbar depending upon what you are doing.

HINT: If you are unsure at any time about what a specific button on a toolbar does, you can hold your pointer over that button and a description will appear.

To view the toolbar:

  1. From the View menu, select Show Toolbar

return to topThe Navigation Toolbar

The Navigation toolbar is the set of icons to the left of the toolbar that stays static and allows you to choose which view you would like to be in (e.g., Mail). The following are the available views:

Mail button Mail
Address Book button Address Book
Calendar button Calendar
Notes button Notes
Tasks button Tasks
Project Center button Project Center


To change the view:

  1. From the Navigation toolbar, click the desired view
    EXAMPLE: Click MAILMail button

return to topThe Folder List

The Folder List will also change depending on which option you are viewing (e.g., Calendar). The Folder List provides a more detailed listing of all your Entourage folders and subfolders, allowing you to navigate through them more effectively. If you have many folders in Entourage, it may be easier to locate and open them using the Folder List. An example of a Mail Folder list is shown below.
Sample Folder list in Mail

To hide/display the Folder list:

  1. To hide the Folder List, from the View menu, select Hide Folder List
    To show the Folder List, from the View menu, select Show Folder List

return to topThe Mini-Calendar

By default, a mini-calendar will appear in the bottom left corner of Entourage no matter what view you are in (i.e., Mail, Address Book, Calendar, Notes, etc.). With this mini-calendar ever present, you will always have a calendar as a reference while using Entourage. An example of a mini-calendar is shown below.

To navigate to other months:

  1. To view future months, click NEXTNext Month button
    To view previous months, click PREVIOUSPrevious Month button
    To return to the current month, click CURRENT MONTHCurrent Month button
Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.