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    Lines in folders (2003)

    How does one turn off the lines between the email messages?

    Some people have a hard time with them.

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    Re: Lines in folders (2003)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by JohnBF on 16-Jan-04 14:33. )</P>Don't know if they can completely be turned off, but you can get them nearly transparent if you mess with the settings under View, Current View, Customize, Other Settings, Gridlines.

    Doh, upon review, there IS a "no grid lines" option in that dialog!
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    Re: Lines in folders (2003)

    I should have noted that ny menus were quoted from 2000. Rumor has it my company is converting to '03 in a month or so, so maybe I can get back on the curve.
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    Re: Lines in folders (2003)

    You were close, but we found what we needed.
    It is "View, Arrange by, Current View, Customize Current View" and then select the "Other settings" button.

    <big><big> Caution
    This will work on the current folder only</big></big>, each sub folder MUST be revised in this manner just like the grouping which is on by default.

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    Re: Lines in folders (2003)

    There is also the problem of the "Default Grouping" of ALL messages in all folders and sub folders. There appears to be NO global method of changing this. There may be other settings that we have NOT found that are in the same boat.

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    Re: Lines in folders (2003)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 17-Jan-04 14:11. Added picture, with some views removed to save on vertical space.)</P>Dave, if most of your folders follow the same view, you can use the Define Views... option toward the bottom of the views list to make changes that cut across multiple folders. For example, I have a MailArch view that is for archived mail which is a mix of received and sent mail. Changing the definition once will "fix" all of those folders. (While I haved tried 2003, this is something they'd be nuts to change.)

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    Re: Lines in folders (2003)

    Tried that, it still just makes changes to the current folder.
    The attached is what I get and when selecting the Modify button and apply it will apply only to the current selected folder.

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    Re: Lines in folders (2003)

    You have to actually create a New View and give it a specific name. You then apply that named View to all the relevant folders. Like all Custom Views, it is a property of the PST file. Thusm you will need to archive material OUT of the PST file. If you archive the PST file itself, then you will have to recreate the View. HTH
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    Re: Lines in folders (2003)

    I created a new view and then to get it to work, it had to be added to each folder one by one. I still can NOT find a "GLOBAL" defined view that will reset ALL folders to it.
    When one has many and most people have way to many folders, this is a Royal pain in the <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0>.

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    Re: Lines in folders (2003)

    Dave I don't have '03, but thought I read that more of the View and Window attributes are exposed in the VBA object model, so you might be able to hack out some code to reset the folder views.
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    Re: Lines in folders (2003)

    The position is no different from earlier versions.<UL><LI>Create New View - using Define. The simplest method is Copy. Make sure that the "Can be used on" Radio Button is set to All Mail and Post Folders<LI>Adjust settings to how you want them<LI>OK your way out and choose Apply View<LI>Go to each Mail folder and the View is listed there to be set under View|Arrange By|Current View.[/list]As I said: "You then apply that named View to all the relevant folders." The workaround against having to do this many times over is to keep the same PST and then archive your folders out of it by copying them and then deleting the old/new material.

    This is yet another place where Outlook is unlikely to change in a hurry - although other mail clients do have the "change one, change all" option.
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    Re: Lines in folders (2003)

    I did KEEP the same pst file and the new default in 2003 is to show in groups with a grid when it (The pst) is upgraded to 2003.

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