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Microsoft Outlook 2007

Customizing Column Headings

You can customize how you view the contents of a Mail folder by adding, rearranging, or removing column headings. Different column headings provide different information about a message and can be used to sort messages. For information about sorting messages, refer to Sorting Your Email Messages.

NOTES:
You can customize how you want column headings to appear for each Mail folder.
The following image is an example of how the column headings may appear:
Field Chooser example

return to topAdding Column Headings

Add column headings to make searching for a message easier.

  1. Click MAILMail button

  2. From the Mail folder list, select the Mail folder for which you want to add column headings

  3. Right click any column heading » select Customize Current View...
    The Customize View dialog box appears.
    Customize View dialog box

  4. Click FIELDS...
    The Show Fields dialog box appears.
    Show Fields dialog box

  5. From the Select available fields from pull-down list, select the type of Field you want to add
    The related Fields appear in the Available fields list.

  6. From the Available fields list, select the Fields you want added as column headings
    HINT: To select multiple Fields, hold [Ctrl] while selecting.

  7. Click ADD ->
    The Fields are added.
    HINT: To rearrange the order of Fields, refer to Rearranging Column Headings.

  8. Click OK
    The Show Fields dialog box closes.

  9. Click OK
    The Customize View: Messages dialog box closes.

return to topRearranging Column Headings

Rearranging column headings is as simple as clicking and dragging. Be sure to arrange column headings in a way that is easy to understand.

  1. Click MAILMail button

  2. From the Mail folders list, select the Mail folder for which you want to rearrange column headings

  3. Click and drag the column heading you want to rearrange to the desired location

  4. Release the mouse button
    The column heading is rearranged.

return to topRemoving Column Headings

Be sure that you do not crowd your message window with unnecessary column headings. To remove column headings, follow these easy steps:

  1. Click MAILMail button

  2. From the Mail folders list, select the Mail folder for which you want to remove column headings

  3. Right click the column heading you want to remove » select Remove This Column
    The column heading is removed.

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