Tame your computer – change your view

4 Mar

Out of the box, Outlook 2010 displays the Navigation Pane, Reading Pane, To-Do Bar and People Pane, giving you quick and easy access to your required information.

If you think this look is too cluttered, you can quickly free up space using the Reading button (the one resembling a book) in the Status Bar, next to the Zoom slider, which will instantly minimize the Ribbon, the Navigation Pane and the To-Do Bar to give you a cleaner – and perhaps easier – interface.

But what if you want to customise your view and change it for all your mail folders?

Here’s how:

  1. On the View tab, hide or minimise the various Layouts and/or People Pane.
  2. Click on the Change View button on the View tab (the very first button on that tab).
  3. Click on the Apply Current View to Other Mail Folders button.
  4. Select specific folders or click on the Apply view to subfolders check box to apply the view to all subfolders.
  5. Click OK.

With special thanks to Verity Sharratt of Woodbridge School for the inspiration of this week’s tip!

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