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  1. Ability to use / select multiple categories at the same time in Outlook

    It would be really useful to have the ability to select multiple Categories at the same time. Currently you can only select one at a time which means you have to go back to Categories selection to select another category. Most frustrating

    1 vote
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  2. Clone PST folder structure from an existing PST

    I archive my files manually into a folder structure in offline PSTs. Further my PSTs are organized by business years such as 2018-H1, 2018-H2 and so forth. I do so to avoid my PSTs growing too large. I backup my older PSTs to an offline media at the change of every half year. Everytime I create a new PST, I have to create the folder structure manually. I want to simply clone a new PST folder structure based on an existing PST. The workaround method of import by setting date filters does not always work.

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  3. Vote without being added to an email DL

    I should be able to vote to support an idea without needing to "subscribe"... I really do not want email updates, just want to know Microsoft knows that I care or support an issue. I do not mind entering email (1 email 1 vote), but do not want to get any related email.
    <note: this was only an issue when trying to vote before entering email on this site... once I posted this idea, I was able to vote without "subscribing" to updates on issues>

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  4. Make categories searchable

    I use Outlook, for both mail, calendar and contacts, often the category labels to bring order. However these are not searchable. It's a powerful feature especially if you use it when searching. It would be nice if there is a box where you can search the category * * * * quickly by typing a few letters, especially if you use many categories.

    33 votes
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  5. Button for out of office

    Please provide a button for setting out of office. easy one click "enter your message here" I always struggle to find and set an out of office reply. shouldnt be this hard.

    865 votes
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  6. Bring back the look and feel of Outlook 2010

    Outlook 2016 has lost the great UI that Outlook 2010 had. The current colors, fonts, clarity, shapes, icons, etc. are very hard to see and understand. Folders are widely space, screen real estate is squandered, and work productivity is reduced. I realize that many of the changes are to make outlook more compatible with touch screens and mobile apps. However, most Outlook users use it for WORK. We use a keyboard and mouse. We do not use touch screens, but do need Outlook to be easy on the eyes for 8+ hours per day, fast, and easy to use. We…

    132 votes
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  7. Preview Keynote documents option Needed!

    I know you are at war with Apple, BUT, I think there is an opportunity to have a Preview Keynote Documents option for PCs. This would be an Epic Feature! You wouldn't even have to provide the ability to open or print the keynote. Just read and look at the sent attachment. It would be life changing for those of who work at companies that use both programs. Really something to consider in your next version of Office professionals version. Please work that out!

    1 vote
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  8. can not scroll down to see the rest of the document. This is unbelievable

    Make the scroll bar go down to see the rest of the document
    not a big deal !!!

    2 votes
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  9. Allow to configure preferences for Report Message Add-In

    The Report Message Add-In can be deployed centrally but there should be a method to control the settings/preferences in it centrally. For example, set the default option for reporting preference (e.g. always send, never send, ask every time). This should be configurable somewhere (e.g. registry key, GPO, Centralized Deployment manager, Exchange Online policy, etc. The default to ask every time is not the setting we want for our organization, but there is no way currently to reconfigure the default. Please reconsider this.

    6 votes
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  10. Why do you keep deleting my submission?

    You have deleted my submission three times, but I have no idea why. You have my email address - can you let me know what I am doing wrong, please?

    5 votes
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  11. New Message Indicator Value

    put number indicator on envelope in navigation bar for number of unread messages.

    1 vote
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  12. Provide text boxes.

    We would like to be able to add a stamp type text box to an email to classify it in the future. So for example before a customer complaint mail can "seal" as resolved.

    4 votes
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  13. Outlook Print Same As WORD

    Make PRINT dialog uniform among WORD, OUTLOOK , EXCEL, etc.

    For example, add "PAGES" option to Outlook. I rarely want to print an entire email, and right now it takes multiple clicks and multiple dialogs to select which pages to print.

    12 votes
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  15. Storage Capacity

    Increase the default storage capacity.

    4 votes
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  16. Type ahead / spellings and next few words

    I would love to have a type ahead kind of capability in office suite. This need to be able to complete partially typed words as well as suggest next few word and maybe the entire sentence like gmail

    6 votes
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  17. Quick Step icon colors don't match category colors

    The new look changed the possible colors of the Quick Steps icons and category colors. There is now a discrepancy between the possible Quick Step icons and the category colors.
    As someone who categorizes all incoming mail using the quick steps, it bugs me that the colors no longer match.

    #newicons

    19 votes
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  18. Revert back to showing the name given to the PST File in the side panel instead of just "Outlook Data File".

    Revert back to showing the name given to the PST File in the side panel instead of just "Outlook Data File".
    I organize my mail by month. PST files created since Office 2019 just show "Outlook Data File" in the side panel. PST files created in earlier version show the name of the PST file. e.g. 2018-08 There appears no way to change this. I know if shows the name at the top of the screen but it is a pain to click on each folder to find the folder I need.
    Please revert back.

    21 votes
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  19. Whats New

    Once an item is viewed in "Whats new" and it has then been marked as helpful or not whichever the case may be, it should be replaced by something you have not yet viewed. For instance, once I've seen and acknowledged "Read Aloud" why not replace it with something like "Focussed View" until all new whats new features have been seen.

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  20. Full featured reminders window

    I use the reminders window as a to-do list. I have multiple items in my reminders window, including meetings, tasks and flagged emails. I would like to see some of the following:
    - user adjustable window size to see a longer reminder list
    - More fields / field column chooser (such as owner, folder,category, etc.)
    - Ability to sort by these columns
    - Checkbox column to quickly clear completed tasks
    - Ability to see upcoming reminders (perhaps 1 day or 1 week's worth)
    - Set reminders for any field / object (several plugins allow this)
    - Quickly reset reminder date…

    30 votes
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