Outlook Organizing with Colors

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NTYB

I use Outlook to organize my inbox with colors. Of the (16) colors listed,
only about (8) of them are usable. It doesn't make any sense to have messages
in your inbox 'Lime', 'Fuschia', 'Yellow', 'White', or even 'Gray'.

This is a nice way to be able to see messages from a specific individual
immediately, but it is limited by the colors.

Is there a way to add more color options? Or even customize the colors?

This has bothered me since I started using outlook's organize feature, which
has been for quite a few years now.

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Roady [MVP]

Sadly, you cannot. Being colorblind (not fully) myself, I've expressed the
same wishes to the Outlook development team as well but don't expect any
change in Outlook 2010 for this. This same issues applies to OneNote where
you can color code your workbooks (which actually has an even worse color
palette to work with if you'd ask me).

Adding color categories into the mix might help you. Also, you can change
the font (for instance type and size) itself as well when you use Automatic
Formatting instead of the Organize option. For details see;
http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/coloremailadvanced.htm

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"NTYB" <NTYB> wrote in message
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> I use Outlook to organize my inbox with colors. Of the (16) colors listed,
> only about (8) of them are usable. It doesn't make any sense to have
> messages
> in your inbox 'Lime', 'Fuschia', 'Yellow', 'White', or even 'Gray'.
>
> This is a nice way to be able to see messages from a specific individual
> immediately, but it is limited by the colors.
>
> Is there a way to add more color options? Or even customize the colors?
>
> This has bothered me since I started using outlook's organize feature,
> which
> has been for quite a few years now.
>
> --------------> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.


 
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Toothsome Papa

outlook 2007 has 25 colors and you can call them whatever you want

"NTYB" wrote:

> I use Outlook to organize my inbox with colors. Of the (16) colors listed,
> only about (8) of them are usable. It doesn't make any sense to have messages
> in your inbox 'Lime', 'Fuschia', 'Yellow', 'White', or even 'Gray'.
>
> This is a nice way to be able to see messages from a specific individual
> immediately, but it is limited by the colors.
>
> Is there a way to add more color options? Or even customize the colors?
>
> This has bothered me since I started using outlook's organize feature, which
> has been for quite a few years now.
>
> --------------> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?mid=d387471d-f733-4562-bd54-f9f889ce0c68&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general

 
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Roady [MVP]

Color Categories is a different feature than Automatic Formatting ;-)

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"Toothsome Papa" <ToothsomePapa> wrote in message
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> outlook 2007 has 25 colors and you can call them whatever you want
>
> "NTYB" wrote:
>
>> I use Outlook to organize my inbox with colors. Of the (16) colors
>> listed,
>> only about (8) of them are usable. It doesn't make any sense to have
>> messages
>> in your inbox 'Lime', 'Fuschia', 'Yellow', 'White', or even 'Gray'.
>>
>> This is a nice way to be able to see messages from a specific individual
>> immediately, but it is limited by the colors.
>>
>> Is there a way to add more color options? Or even customize the colors?
>>
>> This has bothered me since I started using outlook's organize feature,
>> which
>> has been for quite a few years now.
>>
>> -------------->> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
>> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the
>> "I
>> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
>> this
>> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
>> then
>> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?mid=d387471d-f733-4562-bd54-f9f889ce0c68&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general


 
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