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Another Way to Rearrange Commands
You can also rearrange commands on menus and toolbars by clicking the Rearrange Commands
button on the Commands tab of the Customize dialog box. Outlook displays the Rearrange
Commands dialog box. Then:
1. If you want to rearrange commands on a menu, select the Menu Bar option then select
the desired menu in the adjacent list. If you want to rearrange commands on a toolbar,
select the Toolbar option then select the desired toolbar in the adjacent list. The
commands on the selected element are displayed in the Controls list.
2. Select an existing command.
3. Use the buttons to add a new command, delete the selected command, or move the
selected command up or down in the list.
4. Click Reset to return the toolbar or menu to its default set and order of commands.
5. Click Close when you are finished.
The Rearrange Commands dialog box.
Given that Outlook provides you with great flexibility when it comes to customizing
your menus, it can be tempting to spend a lot of time doing so. But is this really a good
idea? Windows programs, particularly those from Microsoft, tend to follow the same general menu
organization. Of course, different programs do not have the same menu commands, but there are
quite a few common commands that people expect to find in a certain location within the menu
structure. Do you want your copy of Outlook to be different? Also, what will happen if you have to
use Outlook on another system? The menus will be different from your customized ones and may be
hard to use. Think twice before making any significant changes to the menus.
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