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Add or remove columns in the Inbox

ArticleChange which fields or columns appear in the message list in Outlook 2010.

Add, remove, or move a column

ArticleAdd, remove, or move columns to customize your Outlook views.

Change the size or contents of the To-Do Bar

ArticleResize the To-Do Bar or change what appears within in it.

Create, change, or customize a view

ArticleChange the layout of Outlook views.

Customize the minimized Navigation Pane

ArticleChange the appearance and contents of the minimized Navigation Pane.

Customize the Navigation Pane

ArticleThe Navigation Pane appears in all Outlook views and can be customized to help you better work with folders and items.

Display the Contacts list in last name, first name format

ArticleSort your Contacts list by the last names of your contacts.

Display the three-line AutoPreview for email messages

ArticleQuickly scan the beginning of messages without opening them. AutoPreview includes the first three lines of a message.

Group or ungroup email messages in your Inbox

ArticleGroup and sort messages in Outlook 2010 folders by Outlook fields such as date, sender, subject, attachments, or flags.

Introduction to the Outlook Social Connector

ArticleKeep up to date on social network activities and updates from your colleagues, without leaving Outlook.

Make changes to the Reading (preview) Pane

ArticleThe Reading Pane is where you can preview items without opening them.

Make previewed items larger or smaller in the Reading Pane

ArticleMessage text previewed in the Outlook 2010 Reading Pane can be increased so that you can more easily read the message or decreased to see more of the message.

Restore the Unread Mail folder

ArticleIf the Unread Mail Search Folder is missing, you can restore it.

View email messages by conversation

ArticleView your Outlook email messages arranged by conversations to see messages that share the subject grouped together.

Show all tasks that are marked complete

ArticleChange the task view to see your completed tasks or to reactivate a completed task.

Video: Introduction to Conversations

VideoThe new Date (Conversations) arrangement can help you review and work with your messages more quickly and efficiently. This video shows you how to use the Date ...

Tame your Inbox: Organize messages by conversation

TrainingEver wish you had a smarter, handier way to arrange your Outlook Inbox? Now, learn how Date (Conversations) can simplify and clarify your view — and how it can ...

Turn on or off Conversations arrangement in the message list

ArticleInbox and other mail folders can arranged by Conversation -- messages that share the same subject.

Change the appearance of the Navigation Pane

ArticleIncrease the amount space in the Outlook window for viewing messages, calendars, or tasks. Get fast access to frequently used folders by adding them to the Favo...

Turn on or off calendars in the To-Do Bar

ArticleBy default, monthly calendars appear at the top of the To-Do Bar. These calendars are known as the Date Navigator. You can use the arrows on the Date Navigator ...

Turn on or off the Task List in the To-Do Bar

ArticleBy default, the Task List appears in the To-Do Bar. This list displays all of your tasks and flagged Outlook items. To turn on or off the Task List, do the foll...

Turn on or off appointments and meetings in the To-Do Bar

ArticleBy default, Outlook appointments, meetings, and all-day events appear in the Appointments section of the To-Do Bar. Double-click any item in the appointment sec...

Maximize the available space for viewing email messages

ArticleChange the Outlook window to maximize the Reading Pane space so that you can see more of your email messages.

Change the font or font size of the message list

ArticleIncrease or decrease the font size or choose a different font for items that appear in the message list.

Group the message list by color categories

ArticleChange the message list view so that messages are grouped by the color category assigned to each message.

Change the information that appears on the status bar

ArticleThe information that appears on the status bar at the bottom of the Outlook window can be turned on or off.

Change the folder arrangement in the Navigation Pane

ArticleMail folders appear in alphabetical order within the Outlook 2010 Navigation Pane. Learn two ways to change the folder order.