Re: Killing reading pane - "globally": SUCCESS!
Thanks Diane. First a little clarification. When I say "2nd Account", I mean 2nd profile with an account in it
. I now have 2 profiles and 2 accounts (the original Outlook profile and its account and the one I created by porting the OE6 messages).
Per your latest suggestion, what I did was this:
With Outlook closed (better procedure?), I ran outlook.exe /cleanviews
to (as I understand it) reset all the stuff I did yesterday (Start | Run Outlook.exe /nopreview
, etc.). I relaunched the 2nd Profile/account (the one that had the myriad of Reading Panes) and confirmed that, indeed, all the #@%*#$ reading panes reappeared.
Then I did
View | Arrange By | Current View | Define Views
and highlighted Messages
. I then clicked Modify
, which then displayed the Customize View: Messages
window. I clicked Group By
which launched another dialog window. In this dialog, I unchecked Automatically group according to arrangement
I believe this choice effectively causes Outlook to apply view changes globally
, which was the main objective.
I OK'd out of there and made sure View | Reading Pane
was turned Off
. I then noted that, Voila! - all folders and subfolders displayed NO
Reading Panes. I'm stoked!
I essentially followed this article you posted (which was very helpful):
Disable the Group By View in Outlook - Outlook Tips
I feel like I just gave birth and through all this, I learned way more than I ever wanted to about Outlook configuration. But I really appreciate your help, Diane. When I comes Outlook, you really are smarter than the average bear.