Office 365 (Outlook 2010) - Customize the Outlook window

You spend lots of time in Outlook. So, you want to set it up to support the way that you work. For example, to create more space to see your mail and calendar items, you can hide some elements. Within each view, you can also move, add, remove, or re-size columns so that information is presented in the way that you want to see it.

If you want to change the view, do the following:
  1. On the View tab, in the Current View group, click the View Settings button:

    current view ribbon

  2. In the Advanced View Settings: Compact dialog box:

    advanced view settings

    Click one of the buttons to change related view settings (explained in more detail in the text). The text next to each button describes the purpose of each:

    • Columns... - Specify which columns (items of information) are included in the view. For example, in the mail view:

      show columns

    • Group By... - Define grouping for the displayed contacts based on one or more fields. For example, you could group contacts by company or subject.
    • Sort... - Define how items are sorted. You could sort by received time, for example:


    • Filter... - Display only those items that meet your defined criteria.
    • Other Settings... - Specify fonts, grid lines, and other details of contact view layout:

      other settings

    • Conditional Formatting... - Define special formatting that meet certain conditions such as an overdue task or have been flagged.
    • Format Columns... - Define formatting for columns in the view:

      format columns

    If necessary, click Reset Current View to return the view to its original default settings.

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Keywords:microsoft office 365 event appointment schedule scheduling outlook 2010 calendars email contacts tasks reminders notifications followup flag customize window organize views o365   Doc ID:32630
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2013-08-08 14:32 CDTUpdated:2014-06-06 10:10 CDT
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