Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Arranging Your Messages
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When you click the By Date label to see the list of various arrangements,
you’ll notice a Show in Groups entry close to the bottom of the list. When
the Show in Groups check box is selected, all the different arrangements
group similar items together with a descriptive heading, and a thick border
separates the different groups. If there’s no check mark, Outlook still groups
together similar items based on the arrangement you chose, but you don’t
have any visible clues as to where one group of message ends and the next
The By Date label appears at the top of your Message list only when the
Reading pane is set to appear on the right side of the screen. You can turn on
the Mail module’s Reading pane:
1. Click the View tab.
2. Click the Reading Pane button in the Layout group of the Ribbon.
3. Choose Right.
You can use any of the arrangements to view the content of any message
folder. If you want to arrange your messages when the Reading pane is off,
click the View tab and choose the arrangement you want to use from the
Layout window in the middle of the Ribbon.