Category Archives: Outlook 2016

Outlook: Disable Auto-Complete of your own Name

Outlook has an editor feature that suggests to insert your full name whenever you start typing your first name. This is really annoying because you might want to use only your first name for signing off your emails (i.e. "Regards, John", instead of "Regards, John Doe"). You can switch it off, but not in the auto-correct or auto-format options, as you might have expected. Outlook has hidden it under "Quick Parts" and "Building Blocks". Here is how to disable this annoying feature: Create a Read more [...]

Outlook 2013/2016: Make Sender and Subject the same Font Size

In Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016, the sender is shown in a bigger font than the subject in the email list. This is a change from Outlook 2010 where both lines were with the same font size. To get that behaviour back, do the following: Go to the View tab Click on View Settings Click on Conditional Formatting... Click on Add and give the new rule a name (e.g. "Sender name") Click on Font... Under the "Size" heading, click on Smaller Click OK You will get a warning that Read more [...]

Outlook 2013/2016: Don't Show Message Body in Email List

When you move from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2013 or 2016, you will find that in the list of Emails, Outlook has added a 3rd line: Sender Subject Start of email body I wanted to remove that 3rd line as it only takes space and it normally only contains stuff like "Hello John" which adds no real information. So I thought I could go to the View setting and change Maximum number of lines in compact mode = 2 But I still saw 3 lines in my email list! It took me quite a while until Read more [...]