How to reduce size of custom contact form?

allanreese

Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Hi

Having been using customs contact forms (with a lot of custom fields and a lot of VBA code) in Outlook for a very long time I now would like to reduce the size of each contact. The .fdm file I regulary save for backup is 270k.

I have a lot of custom fileds which I no longer need but how do i get rid of them (including the data the fields holds)?

Creating a new form would mean I also would have to create all the fields on the form again which would take a long time.

Any quick fix for such a task?


- Allan
 
In Design mode, delete the fields from the form, switch to the fields tab, user defined fields in the drop down - select the field and delete to remove it from the fields list. Don't forget to change the version # on the propertyies tab so existing items use the new form.

1704776351599.png



I don't think it will remove fields from existing items - but will double check - if not, I'm pretty sure I have a macro that will remove the data from the contacts.

Deleting from the Feild chooser list in the view will not remove the field from the items.

1704776599250.png
1704777105264.png
 
Thank you Diane

I am fimiliar with that option but as you say the custom field does not disapear. Even if I would reset each data field it will probably not reduce anything becuase I guess the form would probably need to allocate space for INT, STRINGs and so on.

What could mean a difference would be to chose my custom form instead of "Userdefined fields in this item" and then delete fields but when chosing the form the delete buttom is greyed out.

Maybe the only way to achive smaller forms is by creating another form with a different messageclass?
 
Maybe the only way to achive smaller forms is by creating another form with a different messageclass?
To the best of my knowledge, the fields with values in them will retain the data. You need to delete the field from each item.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
M Deleting attachments does not reduce file size Using Outlook 0
oliv- Reduce the size of picture attachments: programmatically Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 3
I How do I completely delete contents of "deleted items" to reduce pst file size Using Outlook 1
N Archiving folders outside of Outlook to reduce PST file size Using Outlook 2
T How to reduce the size of a .pst file Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 2
C too many choices for time zones! can i reduce to actual time zones only? Using Outlook 1
D Can't read some emails - text size too small. Using Outlook 2
S Appointment font size when printing only changes Tasks' font Using Outlook 0
J Increase read pane font size, but NOT image size? Using Outlook 3
J images on note field display fraction of size Using Outlook 5
e_a_g_l_e_p_i Adjusting font size in folders Using Outlook 1
S New Outlook Appointment - Select All Body Text and Change Font and Size Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
HappyDaddy007 "Size" on field chooser/column displaying incorrect value Using Outlook 3
e_a_g_l_e_p_i Outlook 2010 How can I change the font size on right side appointment pane Using Outlook 12
B Change Font and Font size using VBA Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 9
K Outlook 2016 - controlling IMAP OST size with Group Policy not working Using Outlook 1
T Outlook Contacts ... Changing Font Size, Style, Bold, etc. Using Outlook 2
A Outlook Userform Size Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 2
D Outlook Message Window Changes Size and Position Using Outlook 1
CWM030 Call me old if you want. OL 2016 font size out of the box. Using Outlook 3
M Mailbox Size Outlook.com or Outlook 2011 Using Outlook 1
Rupert Dragwater Can't change font size Using Outlook 5
T "From" field font size in table list of emails Using Outlook 0
S Outlook 2007, windows 10 Font size Using Outlook 1
Diane Poremsky The Attachment Size Exceeds the Allowable Limit Error Using Outlook 0
Diane Poremsky Changing the Message Size in Exchange Server Using Outlook 0
K Error: Paper Size Invalid Using Outlook 0
M Why delivery receipt size is same than sent email size or even larger? Using Outlook 1
J Increase font size of message body Using Outlook 5
C What exactly happens when you reach the DB size limit? BCM (Business Contact Manager) 5
D Outlook 2007 e-mail header- How to set font & font size in received message headers ? Using Outlook 2
T OST vs PST file size Using Outlook 2
C contact photo size Using Outlook 2
J Font size changed in new mail messages Using Outlook 5
Diane Poremsky Check Message Size Before Sending Using Outlook 0
L what is safe size for pst of Outlook 2013 via Office 365 exchange? Using Outlook 1
R PST Size Alert Using Outlook 4
D Outlook 2013 : controlling message size in Windows 8.1 Using Outlook 3
H Outlook 2013 size issue Using Outlook 1
B Outlook 2013 IMAP folder showing 0KB file size Using Outlook 10
O How to increase Font size in Outlook 2013 Using Outlook 1
R Outlook 2007 to 2013 PST still has the 07 size limit not bigger 13 limit Using Outlook 3
chupacabra Enormous size of IMAP .pst file Using Outlook 6
MattC Some fonts the wrong size in incoming emails in Outlook 2007 Using Outlook 6
B Outlook 2000 Rule to Move txt msg Not Working if size >24KB Using Outlook 3
R IMAP emails size is 0KB Using Outlook 3
M reducing file attachment size on custom form Using Outlook 0
P Outlook 2010 custom form olk control font size increases everytime form is published Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
D Outlook 2013 .ost File Size Exchange Server Administration 2
O Form cache size for OL2010 is set up to 0 Kbs, but sometimes ! Using Outlook 8

Similar threads

Back
Top