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Customize the ribbon

The ribbon can be customised in Word, but not in Outlook. For instance, the placement of addin could be chosen (e.g. webex, which is working fine, by the way), or the very bad placement of the "send and receive" is dramatic

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to be able to customize the ribbon by adding Font buttons and other buttons. Mac users love the ability to customize!! Colors!! That is what makes a Mac, a Mac!

  • Darwin M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add additional functionality to ribbon. I'd like to have the ability to add buttons and especially to rearrange them. Thanks.

  • ED commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I feel like MS has gone backwards not forwards and apparently a dispute btwn Apple and MS still exists.
    -No custom contact fields
    -Inability to view email history for contact in Contact
    -No added ribbon commands i.e., Save and New is a simple request! Why would anyone using a MAC want to use Outlook like this? Tedious. Disappointed!

  • Larry Teitelbaum commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Another thing that bugs me is that when you move an email to a folder, it doesn’t close. So, First you have to move it. Then you have to close it.

  • Joe Peterson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    it used to be that moving an email into a folder was simple, one click then drag to a folder. sometimes you would need to search for another folder. Now, unless your expand your Outlook window to at least 70% of the width of the screen, when you click to move an email, another subset of icons shows up and you have to click on the move icon again. What a pain!!!!!!

  • Joe Peterson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    IT IS NOW 100% NECESSARY TO CUSTOMIZE THE RIBBON!!!! YOU HAVE MADE IT TWICE AS MUCH WORK TO MOVE AN EMAIL INTO A FOLDER NOW!!!!!

    I HATE how congested the ribbon is now. I should be able to make my own just like in Excel!!!!!!

  • Vince Condello commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am also responsible for the graphic design and promotional email design for my company. I need to be able to add commands and customize the Ribbon to what I need and be able to insert HTML into an email. I find the current version of Office 365 to be very lacking in usability for me.

  • Ahmad Kakar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can this be added to the OSX application? Microsoft should have the same functionality across each OS.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES. Why in the world would this have been removed? MAC is here to stay, and is fast becoming VERY common in corporate environments. It is well past time to have TRUE feature parity between the Windows and OSX versions of Microsoft Office applications. Wake up Microsoft!

  • Zopo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Make the Ribbon fully customisable. At least the size of the buttons, but also be able to move the buttons around, add or remove buttons.

  • Fran Guerra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The design of the interface of Outlook for Mac in Office 365 is clumsy, to say the least. Ignores the logic of grouping elements with similar purposes and basic ergonomics.
    In addition, does not allow users to personalize Outlook for efficiency. It appears the designers were thinking against users.
    Please take notice of what users need; the design of a user interface is not a game to satisfy designers' ego.

  • pf surfer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Pourquoi sur les autres produits Office et pas sur Outlook? C'est très gênant et diminue considérablement l'ergonomie

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was recently FORCED to use Outlook on my Mac because of a new Security requirement. I HATE the interface and the inability to customize the toolbar is probably the biggest issue on my LONG list of interface problems! Not only is it ridiculous to have to click twice just to reply to an email, I can't understand how search doesn't even work with SEVERAL clicks. Being forced to use Outlook on the Mac in it's current state may have me looking for another JOB!! That's how bad it is.

  • DJ Sipe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The Ribbon in Outlook has tons of buttons that I never use and make it harder to access the ones I do use. I would really like to see if the UI could be further simplified and or (at worst) provide some ability for users to customize the ribbon to include only what they need.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd love the function to customize buttons on the ribbon in the new mail window.

  • Oscar A. Acevedo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need to be able to move buttons and customize the toolbar / ribbon. Be serious on the products you make for MAC OS X

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