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Get out of your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Search results below Instant Search box, text in messages highlighted to show why a message appears in search results


If you searched for items in earlier versions of Outlook, you may remember having to do a lot of waiting and tweaking before you found what you were looking for. Maybe you even stepped out for a cup of coffee while you were waiting for your search results.

You'll be glad to hear that with the new Instant Search, you'll not only find messages much faster, you'll also be able to quickly and easily fine-tune your search results: Add more words to your query and you'll see the search results narrow, instantly.

Outlook now also makes it easy for you to see why a certain message appears in the search results: The words or terms that made a particular message a match are highlighted. You can see this in the picture, which shows the results of a search for messages containing the words "quarterly sales."

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