Tag Archive for customize

Tip 922: Changing the Navigation Pane Font

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Many users have a hard time seeing the account names in the Navigation pane folder list – regardless of the Office theme, the font is too small and lacks contrast to read it easily. Brad had this to say It's very difficult to see the names of my Inboxes in Outlook 2010. I found an option…

Using Microsoft Outlook's Forms Designer

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You can use the Forms designer to design custom forms for Outlook. To open it, open any new form then go to Tools, Forms, Forms Designer (in older versions of Outlook). In Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010, you need to show the Developer ribbon before you can open the form in design mode.  Outlook 2010: go…

Tip 829: Outlook 2010's File tab is active, not the Home tab

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If the ribbon in Outlook2010, or on open items in Outlook 2007, is missing, you have the ribbon minimized. When the ribbon is minimized, the File tab appears to be the default tab, instead of the Home or Messages tab. Actually, the File tab isn’t really made default, it just seems so because of the…

Tip 232: Color Messages Using Rules

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I had a question about message rules in Outlook. In Outlook Express, I can create a message rule that highlights in color messages based on a criteria. I could not find this capability in the message rule tool of Outlook. Can Outlook do it? Outlook supports Automatic Formatting (called Conditional formatting in newer versions of…

Tip 205: Internet Favorites in Outlook 2003

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A reader asks "Is there a way to have the "Favorites" (the Internet Explorer "Favorites") show up again in both Word and in Outlook, like it did in Office 97?" Open the Tools, Customize dialog, look on the Commands tab and locate the Favorites command under Menu bar category - drag it to the menu…