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  1. Allow us to change the font, its size and choice of style for the to, cc, bcc and subject lines of email

    Allow us to change the font, its size, and style for the to, cc, bcc and subject lines of an email. I have checked online and lots of people have this problem, no fix has been suggested. July 24, 2018

    98 votes
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      11 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Need a spelling and grammar check in the toolbar

      need a spelling and grammar check in the toolbar

      56 votes
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        9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Decline but not participating

        Today we can only chose from "Accept", "Tentative" or "Decline" when somebody propses or invites to a meeting. A lot of times you need to know about the meeting and get the meeting notes but not participate, for ex. for exacuative people, people in a high leadership role etc. My suggestion is that we have a "Decline not participating" option so that we still have the meeting in or calenders, get the meeting notes, updates for next meeting etc.

        43 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix default font so that no part of the message reverts to Calibri

          Outlook allows you set a default font and choose your own font for your signature, but no matter what you do, there will always be at least 1 blank line below your signature (in new messages and replies) where the font reverts back to Calibri. This means if you remove your signature, then start typing, you are not in your default font and must manually change it.

          90 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide a feature or option to assign colors to Calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2016

            This is not for the "categories" for color-coding each entry... those haven't really changed, and although I would love more color options, it works. BUT, I'm really sad that the new "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016" Outlook calendar color options have been severely reduced and honestly folks, these colors are sad. Get rid of pink. Forever. Or make it the 30th choice. So hard to look at. We need more than 9 options... I regularly have far more than 9 calendars open and need to be able to quickly differentiate. It is nice that you can now dedicate a specific…

            229 votes
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              41 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please highlight the day of the week in the calendar

              I would like the day of the week to be highlighted across the column. I would also like the hour to have an indicator line going across this hour through the days of the week.

              47 votes
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              • Provide a feature to cancel a recurring meeting with future meetings only in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                Provide a feature to cancel a recurring meeting with future meetings only in Microsoft Outlook 2016 and don't want to lose the history on the Calendar.

                981 votes
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                  124 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  739 votes
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                    40 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • The ribbion tool bar

                    The ribbon tool bar is too large and taking up too much of my screen. Also the icons on the ribbon bar are too large. The colour range does not have enough choice. The older ribbon bar was much better on office 2010 and has gone south in my opinion. I hate the new ribbon bar and the feel of the system. The system is not an improvement over office 2010

                    75 votes
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                      28 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Check availability for individual instances of a recurring meeting to make (re)scheduling easier

                      When scheduling a recurring meeting, I'd like a way to quickly jump to the next 'scheduled' date/time to see if people are generally open. For example, I have a recurring monthly meeting that I am looking to reschedule. When I open the series and have the scheduling assistant view active, I can see everyone's calendar. After I change the time under the recurring meeting option, I would like to scan ahead to see how that fits with everyone's schedule. Instead, I have to scroll through each day until I get to the next month's day. Would like an option to…

                      56 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 28 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Highligth each months in different colors to seperate months in Outlook 2016

                          It would be great if separate months are highlighted in different colors, so that the months could be easily distinguished.

                          259 votes
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                            36 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 87 votes
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                              24 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              As of 9/5/2018 the primary “Save All” scenarios are fixed in the Monthly Channel version 1808 build 16.0.10730.20088. Additional details about the fixed scenarios are in this KB article, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4090818 (currently being updated). For users on Monthly Channel you can update to this build immediately by clicking File, Office Account, Update Options, Update Now.

                              For reference you can check the builds available by channel on this page, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/update-history-office365-proplus-by-date.

                            • Provide an option to make a meeting attendee the meeting organizer in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                              Provide an option to make a meeting attendee the meeting organizer in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid recreating the meeting. Also a provision of changing who created an even or invite another event organizer for a meeting would be an added benefit.

                              849 votes
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                                140 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Introduce a contact manager in Outlook 2016

                                There should be a contact manager in Outlook.

                                Features to include...

                                1. Detect duplicate addresses
                                2. Graphically display a contact and where it's data come from
                                3. Consolidate contacts
                                4. Full drag&dropp support of EVERYTHING even when multi selecting
                                5. Be aware of all my devices and which contacts those devices have
                                6. Be aware of all sources for contacts from any system, application, program, server from Microsoft (example: Skype, Skype for business, AD, Exchange, Windows, Outlook, SharePoint, One Drive, Personal Address Book-PAB in outlook, Dynamics and so on)
                                7. Possibility to set the owner/authority on a field by field…

                                67 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Outlook should remember its windows sizes and positions

                                  When I open a new Windows inside Outlook for e.g. the Calendar or Tasks, pick a position for it and resize it according to my needs, it should be saved, so once those windows are closed and then reopened, I don't need to do this again.

                                  An older Office Version had this feature, but it seems to have been removed.

                                  Some details on this can be found here, please read the last statement from Jennifer from Microsoft.
                                  https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_win10-mso_o365b/outlook-2016-open-in-new-window-doesnt-remember/62ef3d99-aeaa-4575-b033-fdee697421ff

                                  29 votes
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                                  • change folders color - change table rows color

                                    I'd like to identify the folders by color and do the same for incoming mail in table view. Also would be great to change rows color in table view.

                                    52 votes
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                                    • Family Calendars cannot be updated from Outlook Desktop

                                      Using Outlook 2016 for Windows, I cannot add or update events to my Outlook.com family calendar.

                                      123 votes
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                                        21 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        The Outlook team is working on this update. We will add support for adding and updating events on family calendars as part of an overall improvement to shared calendars in Outlook.

                                        We will post a subsequent status update when the shared calendar improvements are available for you to use in Outlook. Our current ETA is to begin releasing to subscription customers who are using Outlook 2016 this summer (July 2018).

                                      • Contact ONLY Individuals who have not replied to a meeting request

                                        You should be able to (under tracking) easily email or reach out to those who have not responded to an outlook invite to a meeting request. The only way I see it can be done now, is to hand extract those individuals and resend a new meeting request.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Could not edit the subject at the mailbox

                                          Could not edit the subject line of the email in mailbox.

                                          25 votes
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