The Main GroupWise Screen

When you open the GroupWise 7 client for the first time, the screen shown in Figure 1.1 appears automatically. You access all the GroupWise features from this screen. We call this part of the interface the main GroupWise screen. From the main GroupWise screen, you access your incoming messages, outgoing messages, deleted messages, documents stored in a GroupWise library, and any items on your calendar. You can also access other email accounts you might happen to use. (We explain how to set up these features in Chapter 8, "Advanced Features.") The GroupWise interface looks similar to other Windows applications. In particular, it bears close resemblance to Windows Explorer, and it functions in much the same way.

Figure 1.1. The GroupWise interface provides access to all GroupWise features.


You can open multiple GroupWise windows and customize each one with a different view of your GroupWise information.

As you can see in Figure 1.1, the main screen has six principal areas:

  • Main menu The GroupWise Options menu, under the title bar. This can be hidden, so you may not see it by default. If it is hidden, you can access the main menu options by clicking on the black down arrow on the far left of the Nav bar.

  • Navigation bar The GroupWise Navigation or Nav bar is located under the main menu. It consists of tabs that take you to various folders in GroupWise.

  • Toolbar Buttons that provide shortcuts to commonly used menu options.

  • Folder list The list of folder icons where your messages are organized. The folder list may be hidden also. Clicking the folders icon on the right side of the Nav bar will show or hide the folder list.

  • Items area The area where messages are stored.

  • Summary An indicator that shows the number of selected and total messages in the highlighted folder.

These interface elements comprise the basic control elements of the main GroupWise screen and allow you to interact with the program efficiently.


Your system administrator may have changed the default settings for your organization. As a result, you may see a slightly different interface when you first launch the GroupWise 7 client.

The right side of the Nav bar contains three icons. They allow you to show or hide the folder list, QuickViewer, or main menu.

Novell GroupWise 7 User's Handbook
Novell GroupWise 7 Users Handbook
ISBN: 0672327899
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 213
Authors: Eric Raff

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