Accessibility help for Outlook 2003


Customising Outlook 2003


You can customise Outlook to better suit your needs. Size options
You can increase the size of text in items that you create or read, as well as in lists of items, called views. You can change the font and style of text in items that you create or receive to make them easier to read, including changing the message format of items that you receive to plain text. If you use the Windows high contrast setting, e-mail you compose and receive in Rich Text format will now be shown in draft font. If you have Microsoft Internet Explorer installed on your computer, you can gain more control over the display of messages that use HTML as their format by setting font and color options and applying custom style sheets in the Accessibility dialog box in Internet Explorer (Tools menu, Internet Options command). And, you can make toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.) buttons and list boxes larger so that they're easier to see and use.

Color and sound options


Besides changing the color of text, you can change the background color of your Calendar and of notes to make them easier to read. You can now carry out most commands by speaking. In addition to turning on sound for notification of e-mail delivery, for reminders, and for the Office Assistant, you can also opt to have feedback about buttons and menu commands accompanied by sound, and choose a different sound for each type of feedback.

Toolbar and menu options


You can assign your own keyboard accelerator keys, or change existing ones. You can customize toolbars and menu commands— for example, you might create a toolbar that contains only the buttons and menus you use most often, or group toolbar buttons and menu commands together in a way that meets your personal preference. You can even create a custom toolbar button or menu command. And you can customise shortcut menus.

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