Increase the number of color options in the Outlook Calendar palette from 9 to 16-25, increase contrast, and allow user editing of colors.
I find that I cannot change the color of agenda items or calendar items for my email accounts in Microsoft Outlook. I use various Android apps on my tablet and phone, that allow me to show Agenda items and Calendar items. If I use gmail, I can easily select a color, whereas with Outlook accounts I cannot change the color to suit my preferences. Also provide an option or feature to set different events with different colors in Calendar as well as in Categories in Microsoft Outlook 2016.
Allowing a broader pallet of colors to choose from for Outlook Calendar Appointments would be most helpful! I find the dark colors too harsh to use leaving too few lighter colored options available. Please consider adding a wider range of category colors for users.
As an example (specific for my situation, perhaps) it would be nice to have all my "team" meetings marked in the blue/purple color families. To do so, I would need additional options (on the lighter end of the color spectrum) in that color family to meet the needs for all my various teams. Just one example...I'm sure there are lots of ways to think about this!
Please add more color options!!! :)
To allow people to easily see the edge of buttons/windows. The current 'Office Background' and 'Office Theme' barely colour anything. With the latest Office 365 update, being able to tell where boxes start or finish is getting harder and harder. The current options are plain or gawdy. Shading helped in previous versions for my eye to distinguish what is going on! The 'To' box is now a line, I miss the box - easier to use for those with motability issues.
Peter Jansen commented
People organize differently. 9 colours is just not cutting it...
Not having this feature makes no sense at all, regardless of the way you use Outlook. You have 5 meetings that day, and 5 B-days for friends. If they are all blue or red, how that heck are you going to tell the difference, esp. when in a rush? Not everyone has a secretary to tell them how day is set up, what to do when and where, etc...Issue is an office issue that comes up every day in people that have a heavy load to shoulder...WTF?
Chris Awai commented
More colors!!!!!! Having multiple calendars (when you watch 9+ calendars) in the same color is absolutely not user friendly. This should be an EASY fix and not take x years to implement.
Dr kessler commented
mail vs calendar = "categorize" selection different. I want the option of making the color coded categories different for mail than they are for calendar. That's all.
we should be able to choose custom colors in Outlook calendar. the 9 available colors are simply poor
Bei Outlook die Farbkategorie auf kräftige Farben umstellen
For Outlook, change the color category to bold colors
Es wäre schön wenn man auch in der Desktop-App für die Kalender kräftige Farben auswählen könnte. So sind die Farben viel zu schwach und schlecht erkennbar. In Outlook on the Web können kräfitge Farben verwendet werden. Das ist viel besserl
It would be nice if you could also choose bold colors in the desktop app for the calendars. So the colors are far too weak and badly recognizable. Peak colors can be used in Outlook on the Web. That is much better
Ajouter plus de couleurs calendriers partagés
Add more shared calendar colors
Il y a peu de choix de couleurs différentes pour les calendriers partagés. Si on excède 9 collègues il n'y a plus de couleurs disponibles. Ce serait bien d'en remettre d'autres, car il manque des couleurs "basiques" : jaune, marron, mauve...
There are few different color choices for shared calendars. If we exceed 9 colleagues there are no more colors available. It would be nice to give others, because it lacks the colors "basic": yellow, brown, mauve ...
Makan Sheida commented
The standard colors used to distinguish different outlook calenders and mark full busy days are pastel and not dark enough. Please add strong colors to the palette or exchange them for stronger colors.
we like to have to option for customized color, the nine default light color is to light it is hard for some of the older users to see.
Sandra Williams commented
MORE COLORS are needed for the calendar. I monitor 12+ calendars and miss the ability to tell at a glance what resources are in use.
Color palette for Calendar is too limited and colors are too similar.
samirul Haque Mallick commented
Current meeting schedule in the calendar should be in different color to distinguish from other meetings. specially in outlook pane view
More colors for Outlook calendar. Not just the 9 pastel colors that are standard, but individually selectable colors. This is very helpful when managing calendars of several people in outlook. That would make the whole thing much clearer.
UGLY, just UGLY. Need custom color option in the calendar... soft pale colors and endless color wheel options in ALL VALUES.
When choosing a Calendar color, allow for custom colors instead of the 9 that we are limited to. The pastel colors are not eye catching and using dark mode is too ******* the eyes.
Leif D Langerud commented
Have color options for different meetings/appointments/tasks
Wendell Heppner commented
More colors would be great! I have more than 9 calendars that I watch regularly, but the colors are duplicating because there are only 9 available in the current palette.
Leslie Manning commented
Colors of category options need to be paler or more transparent when printed so that the words can be more easily read.