Organizing Outlook using colors

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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.
 
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Bob I

You can use rules to color the subject line text based on the sender

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.
 
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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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> 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.
 

Michael Bauer

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You can't add or customize the colors.

Best regards

Michael Bauer

Am Wed, 9 Dec 2009 07:30:05 -0800 schrieb 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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