In Outlook 2010 the navigation pane is more configurable but takes up more room.
Michele T writes:
“In Outlook 2007 the folders lists were single spaced vertically and I could see all or most of the projects that I was working on at the same time.
With Outlook 2010, they are all double spaced with a colored background. It’s very hard for me to see all the projects. How can I get this back to single spaced vertically? I just want it to look like it did with Outlook 2007. “
Michele is right, the Calendar view in Outlook 2010 takes up more vertical room than it did in Outlook 2007. Here’s an Outlook 2007 view:
And here’s Outlook 2010:
Not much difference but enough to be a nuisance to people like Michelle who have hundreds of different calendars.
In Outlook 2010 you can change the font and size of the text on display. Go to View | Navigation Pane | Options … | Calendar | Font. However that doesn’t shrink the vertical spacing, even if you reduce the font size to something unreadable under 8 point.
So it’s the old Office story yet again. Microsoft giveth new features (font control in Navigation Pane) but Microsoft also taketh away (screen space in the same Navigation Pane).
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