Reading pane in address book contacts "activities" section?



Is there a Reading pane in the address book contacts "activities" section?
I'm using Office Outlook 2003 SP2 from Small Business Edition.
I will often look for old e-mails using the activities section for a
specific contact , but there is no reading pane that I can find and it just
displays the subject which often is not enough detail so I have to keep
opening the entire messase looking for what I want. Is there any reading pane
as there is in the "inbox" etc to pre-view the messages?

Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

There is no reading pane, but you can modify the view to show autopreview (3 lines of text). Right-click the column headings and choose Customize Current View. You'll need to do that each time you want to turn on autopreview. There is no setting to make the change permanent.

Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers


Thanks. I wish there was a full time reading pane, but this is certainly
better than being forced to open every message to see the contents. At least
the autopreview usually gives you the ability to see enough of the message to
get an idea if that is what you are looking for.

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