There's possibly now too much empty space in the email window
It'd be great to reduce the new size of the "from", "to" and "CC/BCC" columns in both the Popped Out New Email window and the inset 'reply' window. There's a lot of "dead-air" above the line where one writes the email
Rudolf Meyer commented
The waste of space lets headers occupy the major part of the screen, so notes entries are scrolling within a ridiculous small number of lines. Very user-unfriendly.
It'd be great to increase font size of the "from" "to" and so on ( see above) . Current size (8) is absolutely inappropriate!
Please, return the former 11 size everywhere where you've change it for 8!
Build 1909 has introduced even more wasted space in the headers and above the message composition window. Word is just as bad, with all that wasted space.
Who on earth thought that this was a good idea? It's pointless.
THIS. The new reply window change is total garbage.
The font size in the "To" "From" "Subject" tabs of a new e-mail as well as in the address book is disgustingly small. And it is unchangeable!
Could you please allow to change it if desired.
Ethan Rabinowitz commented
the new look/UI in office is awful...less functional, straining on eyes, fugly
why? because microsoft no longer cares about making the product work best on the device you are using. they are being lazy and making 1 outlook that works pathetically on all devices
who is microsoft becoming?, apple!
Susan Spiegel commented
Please just stop with these inane "changes". I have been an Office/Outllook user since the beginning (I think I still have the beta test floppy disks). The user interface is awful! Way too much space and the layout is horrendous (and I can't adjust it) Can't find anything any more since all the icons look exactly the same (flat, light outlines, colorless). There are some of use the work on a desktop 15+ hours a day (not a touch screen or a tablet) and you have taken up all the real estate with large fonts, too much space, etc, etc, etc. Why rearrange the subject line above the sender (not a bad idea but does the font have to be HUGE???? Let us adjust that), moved the date to the right under an absolutely redundant "response" bar? You took away the line between the header and the message so that it's very difficult to read (everything runs together). Give us back the option to reduce the size of the header ... (pre 11629.20196 build ... which I just reverted). Bring back colorful icons in the navigation pane ... stop forcing me to reinvent the way I've been working for 20+ years.
Jay Knecht commented
Allow me to remove the All / Undread filters, or at least put them on the same line as the Search bar so there isn't so much white space at the top of the screen. There's a picture of the wasted space here:
An idea: When selecting Use Tighter Spacing in the View, it also applied tighter spacing in the New Email window.
I wish it would keep the settings separate.
I love the new big size of "from", "to" and "CC/BCC".
They only appear big if in the View, you didn't select Use Tighter Spacing.
Julie Krommenhoek commented
Who on earth needs that much space and why should the rest of us have to suffer losing half of our working space? Even with 'Use Tighter Spacing' turned on, I can still use the touchscreen on a 13" screen becuase it's still so huge. Please give us an option to make it smaller.
On the plus side, the new UI prompted me to find User Voice cause it's SO BAD!
Rosie Hiler commented
Too much empty white space in a meeting invite when opened. The header takes half of the viewable screen. No reason to have so much white space, not functional. Have to scroll to find meeting details, conference info etc. Allow for tighter spacing option similar to email.
Joshua Qin commented
The buttons and padding on the new email page have been significantly enlarged in the last update, reducing the amount of space available for email content. This move was meant to be more friendly for touchscreen devices, but are worse for mouse and keyboard users. Reduce the whitespace and size of the new email page, and move the enlarged buttons/padding to touch mode
Jennifer Collins commented
The newest version of Outlook for Windows comes with a huge strip that separates the inbox emails and the bottom pane preview. The subject, sender name and reply buttons just don't need to be that big and it's a waste of space and a distraction. The older format was much better. Please bring it back or allow the user to shrink that pane!
Timothy Spear commented
One last comment, there is absolutely no logic or reason the pop out and discard buttons are so hard to find now.
Timothy Spear commented
Nice to see I am not the only one who detests the updated UI. I have been looking for a way to revert outlook with no success yet, On my laptop not only does it waste way to much space on the screen; it now forces me to scroll a lot more. This is a determent to productivity.
It actually is bad enough, that I now find myself using the web interfaces for multiple mail systems instead of outlook.
I am very displeased with the new spacing
The new Outlook version includes FAR too much space around the To/CC/BCC lines. This also occurs in calendar appointment creation. These lines need to be brought back to an efficient spacing so there is more space to actually see and create emails.
And, in the emails, the Subject Line is not in a consistent location when performing different functions with the email - sometimes at the top and sometimes under the To/CC/BCC lines. This is a big time waster.
The new UI scheme is absolutely terrible, if all office applications switch to this horrible layout I'll be switching to open source apps.
Vyacheslav Lanovets commented
Current trend is sw development industry is that design teams do not report to engineering. Designers are independent and can experiment uncontrollably.
The KPI is to invent unusual things because usable UIs are invented many years ago and you can only tweak minor things.
Consuming HALF of the 14" screen on Ribbon + Email headers is new.
Consuming THIRD of the 14" screen in "Tighter space" mode is new.
Rich W commented
I agree with the statements below. Use Tighter Spacing helps but then compresses the spacing between conversation emails to much.