Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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▪ Color You can assign any of the 25 available colors to a category, or you can choose
not to assign a color and to rely only on the name to distinguish between categories.
When you assign a category that doesn’t have an associated color to an Outlook item,
the color block or color bar is shown as white. You can assign one color to multiple
If you don’t rename a standard color category before assigning it for the first time, Outlook
gives you the option of renaming the category the first time you use it.
Outlook users with Exchange, IMAP, or POP accounts can designate one category as the
Quick Click category. Outlook assigns the Quick Click category by default when you simply
click the category block or column associated with an item. (Category blocks appear in the
message header in Single view and Preview view.) Until you select a Quick Click category,
clicking the blank category blocks has no effect. You can set or change the Quick Click
category by clicking Set Quick Click on any one of the Categorize menus and then making
your selection in the Set Quick Click dialog box that appears.
You can personalize categories and apply them with one click or
by using a keyboard shortcut.
TIP You can also set the Quick Click category from the Advanced page of the Outlook
Options dialog box. For more information, see “Configuring Office and Outlook options”
in Chapter 11, “Customize Outlook.”