Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Saving a View
Note: If you’re customizing a Business Card or Card view, only some of these View Settings options
After you’ve customized the settings, click OK to apply them to the current view. If
you don’t like the results, select View ➝ Reset View (Alt, W, X) and click Yes to
confirm, to change everything back to its original settings. Reset View undoes all your
custom changes, so if you want to adjust only one custom setting, click the View
Settings button and redo the setting from there.
Saving a View
If you like the custom view you’ve set up but don’t want to get rid of the original view
you built it from, save the hand-tailored view separately. Here’s how:
The Copy View dialog box opens.
If a view is useful only for this folder, select “This folder, visible to everyone” or
“This folder, visible only to me”, depending on whether you want to share the
view or keep it to yourself. If the view is one you find yourself using over and
over, no matter which Contacts folder you’re in, select “All Contact folders”. After
you’ve clicked OK, Outlook saves your new view and adds it to the View gallery.
Now go back to the original view you used as the basis for the custom view. Select
View ➝ Reset View (Alt, W, X), and then click Yes to confirm. That view returns to
its original formatting.
Tip: If you prefer, you can copy a view first, and then adjust the settings of the new view.
Deleting a View
If you’ve saved a custom view but no longer need it, open Outlook’s main Contacts
page and click the Home tab. In the View gallery (Alt, H, CV), find the view you
want to delete and right-click it. Choose Delete. Outlook asks whether you really
want to delete this view. Click Yes, and it’s a goner.