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    Sub-categories (Outlook 2000)

    I'm using categories to group large numbers of tasks.
    I want to be able to use what I'll call 'sub-categories', in the same way that Excel can have multiple levels in an outline and Word can have multiple levels in Outline view.
    Is there any way I can do this with Outlook?
    Thanks for your help
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    Re: Sub-categories (Outlook 2000)

    There are not really "sub-categories" in Outlook in the sense used in outlining, but as many Categories as you wish can be assigned to any Outlook Item, and with clever filtering you can kind of emulate subcategories.

    <!profile=unkamunka>unkamunka<!/profile> sent me an email explanation and example of this, specific to Tasks, several months ago from a newsletter he receives, I can't access it at present, but I'll see if I can find it and post it back here.
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    Re: Sub-categories (Outlook 2000)

    All the credit goes to my good friend <!profile=JohnBF>JohnBF<!/profile> for keeping his eye on this one. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> The link he's referring to is here.
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    Re: Sub-categories (Outlook 2000)

    Thank you, sir. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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    THANKS: Re: Sub-categories (Outlook 2000)

    Thanks for your suggestions. Following those leads, what I've ended up doing is create a new field for 'MainCategory', and then have two levels of grouping.
    For other's records, you can create a new field with View, Current View, Customise Current View or Define Views, Fields, New Field button. Then add that new field to the Group By section.
    See attached picture. It's not quite as slick as Excel, but solves my problem. For Microsoft's notice, I still want a 'expand all' and 'collapse all' buttons, like the 1, 2, 3 buttons in Excel.

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