Customize Outlook Today

  1. In the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.), click Outlook Today.

If you use an Exchange server account, you'll see Button image Mailbox - Your name.

If you use a Personal Folders file (.pst) (Personal Folders file (.pst): Data file that stores your messages and other items on your computer. You can assign a .pst file to be the default delivery location for e-mail messages. You can use a .pst to organize and back up items for safekeeping.) as your mailbox, you'll see Button image name of the .pst.

 Note   You may have more than one .pst. If so, the one that is the default delivery location is the one with Button image.

  1. On the Outlook Today page, click Customize Outlook Today.
  2. Do any of the following:

ShowChange how many appointments appear

  1. In the Calendar area, enter a number of days. The appointments that take place within this time span will appear on the Outlook Today page under Calendar.
  2. Click Save Changes.

ShowChange the background and layout

  1. In the Styles area, click an option in the Show Outlook Today in this style list. The graphic below the list shows how the Outlook Today page will appear.
  2. Click Save Changes.

ShowChange the tasks that appear

  1. In the Tasks area, click the option you want.
  2. Click Save Changes.

ShowChange the e-mail folders that appear

  1. In the Messages area, click Choose Folders.
  2. Select the check box next to the folders you want to display on the Outlook Today page.
  3. Click Save Changes.

ShowSort your task list

  1. In the Tasks area, click an option in the Sort my task list by list.
  2. To sort tasks by a second criterion, click an option in the Then by list.
  3. Click Save Changes.

ShowMake Outlook Today your default page

  1. In the Startup area, select the When starting, go directly to Outlook Today check box.
  2. Click Save Changes.
Applies to:
Outlook 2003