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User Interface options

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 messages.

ScreenTip style    Select a style to control whether Outlook displays screentips and feature descriptions with button names.

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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.

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

Always use these values regardless of sign in to Office     Select this option if you want Office to display this user name and these initials even if you sign into Office with an account that displays different information.

Office Background    Choose from a list of built-in background patterns.

Office Theme    Choose from a list of built-in Office themes.

Start up options

Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar     Click Default Programs to see and change the list of file types that Outlook opens by default.

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