Browse the Web from Outlook?

Yep, you read that right! With the newer versions of MS Outlook (2002, 2003 and 2007), you can surf the Web, without ever leaving Outlook.

First, you need to display the Web toolbar. It’s located under the View menu, Toolbar submenu, Web choice.

To switch to the Internet from one of your usual Outlook functions, simply enter a Web address into the Web toolbar and hit the Enter key.

Immediately, the main screen becomes a browser, but the Outlook Bar/Navigation Pane on the left is still visible, like this:

To return to whatever Outlook function you choose, simply click in the Outlook Bar/Navigation Pane as usual.

Now, I’m sure there are several of you who are quite content with separate browser and e-mail programs, but it never hurts to know what can be done with the other programs you use. You never know when a little tidbit of information may come in handy!

~ April