Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Posts
    1,680
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Setting the 'View' (Outlook 2003 SP-3)

    I have created about 20 sub-folders under my Inbox. And have successfully set the message rules for incoming email. Now, I want to set the "view" layout for each of the folders. In fact, I have set one the way I like it and thought that the "view" would be effective for each of my folders. But it didn't work out that way. Looks like I will have to set the "view" individually for each folder...

    Is there not a quick way to set the "view" once and have that setting apply to each of my folders (sub-folders) automatically? I'm just looking for the same "view" in my Inbox and each of its sub-folders but setting each one individually seems like a long way to accomplish something simple. <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>
    - Ricky

  2. #2
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts

    Re: Setting the 'View' (Outlook 2003 SP-3)

    Are you at all handy with VBA? While it probably would take longer than visiting 20 folders and using the View drop-down on the Advanced toolbar, you could explore that option with reference to these past posts:

    <post#=135826>post 135826</post#> - shows how to set the view in code
    <post#=200296>post 200296</post#> - shows how to "walk the folder tree" using code

  3. #3
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Posts
    1,680
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Setting the 'View' (Outlook 2003 SP-3)

    Thanks Jefferson. The approachs you suggested are probably a bit over my head so I'm going to do the one folder at a time thing... Just seems like this should be a built-in capability for Outlook. I would reckon that most people like the same "view" from their folders regardless of which one they're looking at. If you have an Inbox with several sub-folders that's set up for sorting purposes...seems like you could set a "view" for the top folder and have the sub-folders adopt that same "view" (as an option).

    Anyway, thanks for the help. I appreciate the reply. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
    - Ricky

  4. #4
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts

    Re: Setting the 'View' (Outlook 2003 SP-3)

    I saved my preferences as a new view ("MailArch") and then used the drop-down on the Advanced toolbar to apply it. The key thing is to save under a new name first, otherwise they tend to get all mixed up.

  5. #5
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Posts
    1,680
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Setting the 'View' (Outlook 2003 SP-3)

    Hey, that worked out pretty good. I set up a customized view, then used the Customize Toolbars feature to move that drop box to my existing Outlook menu bar. Now, I can actually flip back and forth among several different "views" ,including my newly created custom view. Thanks again.
    - Ricky

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •