Change The Way You View Your Inbox In Outlook 13

Most of us don’t like the way our Inbox appears when we first open it. A default view appears, which we are not satisfied with. Don’t worry!!! It doesn’t have to look that way. We can easily customize the way our mail box will appear by easily following the steps below.

First of all we must select the View tab and then from the left area of the ribbon named Current View we select the command Change View as shown in the image below. Once selected, the drop down menu appears where we can select one of the preset Views. In the image below I have selected Compact View and the View of our mail box adjusts according to the View we selected.

Compact View

In the image below again I have selected the View tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Current View I have selected the command Change View and from the drop down menu I selected the Single View. Straight away the View of our mail box adjusts according to the View we selected.

Single View

In the image below again I have selected the View tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Current View I have selected the command Change View and from the drop down menu I selected the Preview View. Straight away the View of our mail box adjusts according to the View we selected.

Preview View

From the drop down menu of the Change View command, we can also select the command Manage Views. Once the command is selected the Manage All Views dialog box appears where we can see all the available Views that we have. In this dialog box we can create a New View, we can select a View that is available under the area Views For Folder Inbox and then Copy the existing View or we can use the command Modify in order to modify the View.

Manage All Views

If we have modified the View of how our Inbox will appear and we want to save the View in order to use it for a different folder of our Mail Box, we must select the View tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Current View we select the command Change View and from the drop down menu that appears we must select the command Save Current View As New View. Once selected the Copy View dialog box appears where under the area Name Of New View we type in the name that we want to save our View as. In this dialog box we can use this View for the following:

  • This Folder, Visible To Everyone
  • This Folder, Visible Only To Me
  • All Mail And Post Folders

Copy Views

All we have to do is to activate the check box at the right of the commands and then press the OK button in order to apply the View.

If we want to modify the View Settings, we must select the View Settings command which is located at the area of the ribbon named Current View of the View tab. Once selected the Advanced View Settings dialog box appears with the name of the View that we have selected in order to modify as shown in the image below. In this dialog box we can modify the following by selecting the appropriate button:

  • Columns
  • Group By
  • Sort
  • Filter
  • Other Settings
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Format Columns

Advanced View Settings

Once we have modified what we want we press the OK button in order for the adjustments to take place.

With just a few steps we changed the way our Mail Box appears in Outlook 13.

Below you can check out the video describing how to change the way our Mail Box appears in Outlook 13.

Change The Way You View Your Inbox In Outlook 13

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Posted on May 23, 2014, in Microsoft Office 2013 English, Outlook English 2013 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Change The Way You View Your Inbox In Outlook 13.

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