Task display now leaves little room for notes

phrab

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Outlook 2016 64 bit
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When I click on a task all of a sudden, the upper half of my display is so large that I have to scroll to see the notes that I've put in. I don't know what happened, but the top half is too large.

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How can I change this?

Thanks in advance.
 

phrab

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Outlook 2016 64 bit
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IMAP
Thank you, Diane. I saw that, but it I like to see those commands on the ribbon. Somehow, the ribbon got larger (or so it seems) & I also seem to recall that the categories changed shape. Did something change or update recently?
 

Diane Poremsky

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do you have a vertical toolbar on the right side of outlook? if so, touch mode is on. The button to turn it off and on is in the quick access toolbar overflow.
 

phrab

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Thanks again, Diane. No, I don't have a vertical toolbar.

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It seems that the subject line is extremely large when I click on a task.


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Diane Poremsky

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Yeah, it does look bigger - what is your version # ?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Type cmd on the Start screen to find the Command Prompt then right click on it and choose Run as Administrator

Paste this in the command window and press enter - this is the April 23 build. You'll need to turn off updates or outlook will reinstall.
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\officec2rclient.exe" /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462


If you want to use a different build, get the build # from Release notes for Current Channel releases - Office release notes and update the command line.
 

phrab

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Thank you, Diane! I disabled updates & and ran your code. It took care of the problem. I'm a little concerned that I might need a security update in the future. However, if I do decide to try a future update, will I always be able to go back to this one by running your code in an administrator command prompt?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Rolling back will remove the security update... we'll know in a couple of updates if that new form design is going to be permanent. It's used in office 365 - but the perpetual versions use the older format. They screwed the autocomplete list up last month - this could be a screw up too.
 

phrab

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Thanks, Diane. I've turned off updates, but I'll keep checking this forum to see how the updates change things. Perhaps this should be put in the "Forum Notes, New Features, & FAQ" or "Forum Updates".
 
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