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Top options for working with Outlook

Show Mini Toolbar on selection    Select this option to show the Mini Toolbar when you select text. The Mini Toolbar provides quick access to formatting tools.

Enable Live Preview    Select this option to preview the effects of formatting changes in the message.

Show Developer tab in the Ribbon    Select this option to show the Developer tab on the Ribbon, which is a part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface in 2007 Microsoft Office system programs. The Developer tab includes macro and form authoring tools, as well as XML-related features. Clear this check box to hide the Developer tab.

Always use ClearType    Selected by default, this option turns on ClearType to make the text easier to read. If you change this setting, you must restart Microsoft Office Outlook for the setting to take effect.


  • This setting applies to all Office programs.
  • On computers running Microsoft Windows XP, turning this option on overrides the ClearType setting in Windows. This option is not available on computers running Windows Vista.

Color scheme    Select an option from the list to change the color scheme of the programs.

ScreenTip style    Select a style from the list to control the display of the names of buttons and additional helpful information. Select Show feature descriptions in ScreenTips for names and helpful information, select Don't show feature descriptions in ScreenTips for button names only, or select Don't show ScreenTips for neither.

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Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office

User name    Type a name in the User name box to change your user name.

 Note   The name that appears here will be associated with revisions that you make when you review messages by using the Track Changes feature.

Initials    Type your initials in the Initials box to change the initials that are associated with your user name.

 Note   The initials that appear here are associated with comments that you add when you review messages.

Choose the languages you want to use with Office    Click Language Settings to turn on the features necessary for the languages you want to use in 2007 Microsoft Office system.

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Applies to:
Outlook 2007