Resize Outlook Ribbon Icons as well as allow ribbon color to be customized for Outlook 2016
The purpose of Quick Steps is to improve work efficiency by enabling users to accomplish routine and frequent functions with just ONE click. Previous versions of Outlook allowed users to see within one pane, as many as 12 icons/actions. Also adding the option or feature to enable users to customize the ribbon in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as well for Outlook in Office 365 modules. Also enable users to change colors of the ribbons and icons on the ribbons. Since the list of commands is super long and not usually in an alphabetical order, provision of an option or feature that allows me to quickly find a command from the ribbon or menu would be beneficial.
Also As an outlook user, I would like to have a Ruler toggle button (The one we can find in MS Word > View > Show) when I’m creating an appointment, in order to adjust tabulations and bullets spacing. If possible please provide an option to display Icons only without Text labels on the Ribbon.
Right now, the Ruler function is only available on the mail editor via “Tell Me” search, but not for appointments or meetings.
Search string (between ribbon and columns) in Tasks takes many empty space on screen. Especially on notebook. Providing an option to collapse/hide it will be more productive.
Also, add an opportunity to choose the view of ribbon icons.
I understand the change to the Outlook ribbon icons, and the reasoning behind it. I am a very visual person, and use colors to help guide me to what I am looking for. When I have to read text because everything looks so similar, it slows me down. I think that it would be beneficial to make the icons a color similar to what they were before.
For example, the old Mark Unread icon had a manila folder color on it, which stood out in the sea of white space around it. Now, the icon is just white with a black outline, and blends in with the surrounding icons.
Would it be possible to give scale-able icons some consistent color and still allow them to be scale-able across resolutions?
A minor annoyance, for sure, but the icons, to me, are simply visual clutter. Is it possible to hide the picture icon for menu buttons in Outlook? In most tabs, there are icons with text either beside or below icons, but the icons themselves are distracting. I'd rather have only the text there. Besides, it wastes screen space.
Jason Callahan commented
Allow the new outlook to have larger ribbon buttons. The new ones are too small.
Very much miss my large "Save" icon when doing calendar events in Outlook. Having to use the small disk icon to save is frustrating and having the large "delete" icon where the save used to be has caused me a lot of double work. Please bring the large "Save" icon back to Outlook calendars. Thank you.
Nik Ng commented
On the Ribbon, have an option to display Icons only without Text labels.
The new toolbar icons for Word & Outlook are too similar for a toolbar size.
Same outline, same color (apart from minor shading). The only distinction is a very small letter.
Propose to create a significant distinction between the 2. Compare for example the distance between them and the PowerPoint toolbar icon.
Using 'Customize Ribbon,' it's possible to remove literally everything from the Ribbon. But I've noticed that, specifically on the 'New Mail Message' tab, there is nothing for the "My Templates" group or the "View Templates" command. You cannot remove it at all. This is not critical functionality, and even if it were, Customize Ribbon allows you to control *literally everything else on the Ribbon.*
Poder cambiar el tamaño de texto e iconos de la cinta de opciones de paquete Office. Esto lo podrían agregar ahora que van a cambiar los iconos que ya eran grandes.
Icons are too big in the ribon now.
I want to be able to modify the size of my ribbon. The ribbon buttons have gotten too big.
I would love to be able to have Calander and Inbox as seperate apps. It makes it way faster to switch to the right application when you are in your flow.
If your outlook is not FULL SCREEN, you can only see a few of the Ribbon icons. I see icons I rarely use. I use signature on EVERY email, thus I must FULL SCREEN outlook to be able to see the signature insert option. This is crazy and inconvenient to see options on ribbon that are not used or rarely. We MUST be able to re-arrange ribbon icons so we can have the signature icon pop up when Outlook is not in full screen mode.
Jeff J commented
I am used to the ribbon bar icons being in a certain place. Yes, I'm sure I will eventually change the muscle memory habit, but it would be really nice to be able to configure the icons to the location and perhaps size of the user's choosing, not being forced to adapt to the whim of a designer who thought moving things from where they were before was no big deal.
I would like an icon for a selection of emojis and feelings symbols for pasting into an email
Mike Berezin commented
I want to have the ability to change the font size on the ribbon or the reading pane
I like big icons for some functions (like 'Move'). After a restart, Outlook makes space by making the icons in the ribbon smaller and adds new functions that I don't need.
R. Aguirre commented
Decrease the height of the blue ribbon banner at the top of the screen in Outlook. It uses two rows for only one row worth of text/menus/icons. Its takes up too much space when displayed. Yes, I understand it can be hidden, but this is an all-or nothing solution and it still takes up too much space when displayed. Why waste the rows? I need to leave the ribbon open but I need it smaller. Please fix. this has been a repeated request for many years across many forums. As a general rule, please stop taking away screen real-estate without user-customizable control. Extra clicking to access menus is not satisfactory, we all have carpal tunnel from all this clicking anyway - it adds up - don't require more to accommodate wasted rows and unused space in the ribbon. Thank you.
Search string (between ribbon and columns) in Tasks takes many empty space on screen. Especially on notebook.
This newest version seems to have reverted to fewer options (ribbon, color choices) and less readability than before. The larger-than-needed sender information (with pix, or not) is more for schoolchildren than professional workers. At least give us the option to make it look more office-like. Am very very unhappy with it.
For support purposes, why are you constantly changing the Ribbon Settings? Keep the defaults the way they were from the previous update. If people want to customize their settings, fine, but when supporting 2000 people, your constant "improvements" are anything but.