Option to reduce the symbol of attachments
Hide information about attachment size in message view and reduce size of the icon attachment, so that only one line is consumed (like in older versions of outlook). This could be incorporated in the minimal header feature.
PHYLLIS R. COLMAN commented
rotate and reduce size of attachment for printing
Tom Skog commented
Of all the downgrades in user experience that have come with Outlook 2016 and 2019 via Office 365, the massive 2-line attachment boxes for each individual email have been the most debilitating for most of us normal users of Outlook who occasionally and in most cases frequently receive multiple attachments in a single email. It's by far the most inexplicable and frustrating of the issues in the current Outlook version.
Even after opening an email in a dedicated window and maximizing it on screen, we now see an even smaller number of attachments in the attachment window and it's truly a much more time consuming, frustrating experience scrolling through a small attachment window filled with massive, 2-line boxes per attachment for each email.
What had been a less than optimized way to see the attachment file list in prior versions of Outlook, the challenge is now so much worse.
The only workaround that provides any relief is to select all attachments and copy to a drive where they can be viewed in File Explorer. Why in the world should users have to do this just to survive a multi-attachment email review?
Microsoft, it really shouldn't be so difficult to realize the change to the massive attachment presentation is a productivity killer. At the very least you should provide an option to view the attachment list in single line mode to mitigate this horrible problem.
And if you want to improve on previous Outlook versions beyond merely backtracking on the recent mistake of the massive 2-line attachment box, give us a way to expand the attachment list window (in single line attachment mode, of course), or better yet, give users an option to set the default attachment list window to a user-selected number of lines or an all-attachments displayed window. Easy stuff for any competent programmer to do.
Please fix this horrible user interface problem and consider making these simple design improvements to help your customers, not make them wish for a different email platform. I'd also suggest you conduct some comprehensive focus group research with real Office users before implementing further product user interface downgrades.
It's unconscionable that a rational human with a shred of GUI design aptitude would think this horrendous change and massive downgrade of the user experience would actually be an improvement. And shame on all the reviewers who allowed such a stupid idea to be implemented. Perhaps microsoft has no QA/QC. It's absolutely clear they do absolutely no customer testing before rolling out such garbage.
Let's pray hard that a replacement for Office rapidly takes market share and forces MS to dedicate competent resources to its product design and actually solicits user feedback from other than kindergartners. But by the time market share erodes significantly it will be too late. I will gladly switch out of principle. Fools deserve no reward.
And to think someone got paid to think of this ridiculous idea of having a gigantic icon!!! What a waste of space.
For heaven's sake, Microsoft, people have been complaining about this for years. Please show us how to nix the thumbnail previews!
Oh, for god sake. Fix this LIKE YESTERDAY!!! Microsoft, try and remind yourself of the purpose of outlook, reading emails not 'pretty' presentation of attachments!
Bring back the flexibility and functionality from Outlook 2010 attachments. On 2016:
1 - the icon size is ridiculous
2 - not displaying the full name is incomprehensible
3 - not being able to use Ctrl to partially select multiple attachments is a nightmare
4 – Ctrl+c and Ctrl+x not being available is plain dumb
the new design is unacceptable and a huge step backwords…. as devices are getting smaller and smaller this rubbish is just annoying and stopping us from working efficient. nobody needs this symbols in the attachment line. Please reverse and go back to the usual design... also the Col-ours used in the current design are no good
I CAN'T EVEN. The most horrible design ever. If an email has only a couple of attachments, you cannot see the body of your email. I can't believe this is acceptable to anyone.
Remove the icons completely and just provide a file name. Also give us the option to hide attachments so we can read the actual email. Anything you can do to minimize the header size and focus on the body of the email would be helpful.
When viewing an email in the reading pane, the attachments take up too much space, especially if there are several of them and they cover more than one line. There should be an option to display smaller icons to allow more space for the actual email message.
Änhänge verkleinern. Anhänge kleiner darstellen
Shrink attachments. Show attachments smaller
Agree with the below. While the icons are fine if you're using a large screen, if you're viewing on a small screen, the icons take up the bulk of the screen and you can't see the body of the email. Completely impractical. Please rectify.
I agree with everyone about the email attachment size. The large icons are ridiculous. I need to see the full file names as I don't always have to save every document at work. Revised documents usually have an "R1, R2" etc at the end of the file name - that is more important than seeing the beginning of the file name with the file size and large icon! Stop changing things in new versions!
The email attachments are crazy big and not necessary. Please go back to the smaller icons so I can see them all. You're changing things that don't need to be changed and are not better; they create headaches.
Bossie Minnaar commented
It is really stupid to have the screen full of LARGE ICONS for the attached files and only three lines om my message visible! Have at least a option to hide or minimize the attachment bar.
Normally, only a compact attachments icons should be provided with basic information like file name (truncated if too long) and file size. There is no value addition in having large icons
Yes, please. The file name is plenty. No need for these giant icons...
The attachment size display for the new release outlook is impractical and cumbersome, suggest the display size of attachments on emails is customizable so that users can choose to make these smaller (as in the older versions of outlook)
Anne Bennett commented
What were they thinking? Smaller icons yes! do it.