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    Change default folder specs (Outlook 2003)

    When I create a new folder in outlook (mail) it opens with the reading page on, show in groups, grid lines and with fields that I always change. How can I select an existing folder, set up as I like it, and tell Outlook to use the specs for this folder as a new default?

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    Re: Change default folder specs (Outlook 2003)

    It's rather long-winded, but this thread at PC Review may hold an answer!

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    Re: Change default folder specs (Outlook 2003)

    Thanks Lief, don't know how you find these threads! I don't feel comfortable with the code, but will try the other suggestions. Sounds like it didn't work for the person asking the question, but I'll give it a shot.

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    Re: Change default folder specs (Outlook 2003)

    Hi John, Thanks for the tip - wish I had read it before I began the exercise. Had to change the specs multiple times and had no idea why, thought it wasn't working. However, somehow I got it done and now my new folders look like the rest. Happy camper. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Change default folder specs (Outlook 2003)

    1. Make sure you select the topmost item in the information store hierachy before you globally redefine the View. You will have to define the View for every information Store. (Information Store in this sense means an Exchange Server account and a PST.)

    2. Turning off 'Group By' seems not to be 'sticky', and for which VBA code is the only solution - see my attempt <!post=here,463,068>here<!/post>
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