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  1. Enlarging the type in the reading pane

    It IS possible to change the size of the type. You simply hold down the CTRL key and then move the scroll wheel on the mouse either one way (to reduce) or the other (to enlarge) to change the size.

    61 votes
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      17 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Tasks, add a field project

      Create a field project, with a pop-up menu with projects to select.

      41 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Could photos attached to an email appear as thumbnail versions of themselves and Option to increase thumbnail size

        I cannot easily identify any particular photo when each appears on the email as a 'cloud' icon along with its identity no. Would it not be easier to see each as a thumbnail of itself?

        Also,there should be an option to increase thumbnail size in Outlook please. I use outlook to review security snapshots and a larger image without the need to click on each attachment would be very useful.

        38 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Microsoft Outlook 2016 Apps with right-side banner for corporate communication

          There are applications available which offer Windows Screen Saver for showing Corporate Communication messages. Controlled from centralized machine, the system would download executable file, download content, install Apps inside client workstation and modify its registry. Once the computer is idle, the Apps would initiate the Screen Saver and shows Corporate Communication contents.

          As the ratio of the laptop screen is getting wider and becomes 16:9 ratio, there might be a place to put those Corporate Communication messages as banner on the right-side of the screen. Hence, outlook 2010 Apps can have this banner and Microsoft can add this feature for…

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Datestamp in contact notes field

            Make it easy to add a datestamp in a note field.

            30 votes
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            • High DPI support for inline images when creating and reading email

              While text is scaled properly when reading or writing email in Outlook, inline images are not. Inline images within a message sent from a PC with 100% display scaling will appear too small when viewed on a PC with 200% display scaling, such as on the Surface Book. Conversely, images within a message sent from a PC with 200% display scaling will appear huge when viewed on a PC with 100% display scaling. Also as users have 4k screen and when they “Open in new window” to open a secondary window, such as a calendar the new window opens as…

              60 votes
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                30 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • List of attachements in Mailheader and Add a search option then you click FILE from the Outlook menu bar

                Hello, how in some versions on outlook before 2016 presented, I need the possibility to show many attachements in form of list in the mail (with whole filename and maybe with size of file in one line). In version 2016 I have only the view of many attachements with huge symbols beside filename. In case of long filenames they are cutted and it's not possible to see them all in one view.
                I only need the view of them like presented in older outlook versions.
                So I mean under the header of the mail. The place is the same, only…

                246 votes
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                  40 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Let me shrink the to-do bar to the width of a calendar month

                  In Outlook 2016, the To-Do bar's minimum width is almost 40% wider than the width of a calendar month. This wastes valuable real estate on my screen. Instead, I'd like to be able to re size this pane smaller. I'd expect appointments and other content in the To-Do Pane to adjust accordingly, e.g. to switch from 2-lines-per-appointment to 3-lines-per-appointment.

                  87 votes
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                    10 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Persian Calendar for Outlook

                    Windows 10 and excel 2016 has got Persian calendar and we are excited. Office 2016 hasn't got and we need it very much in mail and calendar and task sections.

                    183 votes
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                      Under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • PLEASE update the Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2016

                      I've been using the BCM for years and, while it works OK with Outlook 2013, I would REALLY like to use the current version of Outlook. Absent that, do you know of an alternative Contact Manager for Outlook 2016? All I really want to do is see history of my interaction with an individual contact all in one place. THANKS

                      177 votes
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                      • Add Pinnable locations to the "recent" documents attachments Menu

                        The new attachments menu in Outlook 2016 is one of the best bits of the product, not only saving me loads of time by adding files I was last working on, but also making it easy to send links instead of files.

                        For me the only thing it's lacking is some pins so that I can go and grab attachments from pinned locations (Just like the say the Open Document pane works on Word/Excel/PowerPoint

                        24 votes
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                        • Putting a Folder Between Two Other Folders; Rearranging Folders Non-Alphabetically; Ability to Make a Sub-Folder into a Main Folder

                          I have three suggestions that should be implemented on Outlook ASAP.

                          First, there absolutely needs to be a way to insert a new folder, or move a current folder in between two other folders without causing it to become a sub-folder. It's mind-boggling that this has not been done yet.

                          Second, there should be a way to rearrange all of one's folders (or sub-folders within a folder) in more ways than just alphabetically. (Chronologically, by size, by priority shown via rankings, etc.)

                          Third, there should be some way for sub-folders to be dragged out and made back into their own…

                          109 votes
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                          • Moving messages to folders with drop down list is too slow

                            Moving Messages with Drop-down list - Previously the entire list of folders was immediately available to scroll down. Now, only the first few folders appear, and you must click <more> and wait for the full list of folders to populate. Too slow and time consuming! Recent folders at top of list is not really helpful. Bring back the previous drop down feature.

                            58 votes
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                            • Make it simple to share contacts and address book with others

                              Make it easy to share contacts and address book with other people. For example, I would like to share my address book or global address list with other people either family or coworkers in a small business.

                              124 votes
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                              • Print PDF without downloading or opening

                                Perhaps right clicking on a PDF file to print instead of downloading or opening. Would save a LOT of time.

                                50 votes
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                                • Rule to send or copy an outlook note to OneNote

                                  Ability to create a rule to send or copy an outlook note to OneNote based on certain criteria.

                                  63 votes
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                                  • Provide ability to edit multiple calendar events in Outlook 2016

                                    When I import an electronic calendar to Outlook 2016 it would be helpful to be able to set reminders for the multiple events imported, rather than having to edit each individual event

                                    21 votes
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                                    • Message Preview missing from search results

                                      When I type any text into the search box of my inbox, all Message Preview text disappears. Turning on Message Preview in the ribbon or changing the number of preview lines does nothing.

                                      I normally work with the preview pane turned off so I normally rely on Message Preview to help determine which is the correct message to open. With no Message Preview when searching, now I have to open each possible message. Slow!

                                      Please bring back the ability to show Message Preview in Search Results, at least if the Preview Pane is off!

                                      33 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Outlook format

                                        Making the email background grey instead of bright white, and putting back the lines underling each email for easier reading.

                                        107 votes
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                                        • Ability to view attachments in the preview pane via windows explorer.

                                          When viewing saved emails from Outlook 2016 in windows explorer using the preview pane, the feature to see whether an email contains an attachment has been removed for Outlook 2013.

                                          I'd like to see this option added back.

                                          17 votes
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