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Rules in Define View disappear

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by duncan, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. duncan

    duncan Flightless Bird

    I created a new view MyView using Define Views (and automatic formatting) in
    Outlook. I added several rules to customize font colors based on different
    conditions. I also modified the standard view Unread Messages in This Folder
    also using Define Views. After flipping back and forth a few times between
    MyView and Unread Messages in This Folder the customized font colors in
    MyView disappear. When I reopen the automatic formatting form in Define Views
    the rules I created are gone. The custom formatting in Unread Messages in
    This Folder is still OK. How can I prevent the rules from disappearing? Where
    are they actually stored? I am hooked up to Exchange server if that makes a
    difference.
     
  2. duncan

    duncan Flightless Bird

    I found a solution. Don't create a new view in Define View, instead, modify
    one of the existing default views in Define View. I modified Messages and
    Unread Messages in This Folder. Now the formatting rules are stable.

    Adding some different colors based on sender, etc. using Define Views really
    increases my productivity in processing email!

    "duncan" wrote:

    > I created a new view MyView using Define Views (and automatic formatting) in
    > Outlook. I added several rules to customize font colors based on different
    > conditions. I also modified the standard view Unread Messages in This Folder
    > also using Define Views. After flipping back and forth a few times between
    > MyView and Unread Messages in This Folder the customized font colors in
    > MyView disappear. When I reopen the automatic formatting form in Define Views
    > the rules I created are gone. The custom formatting in Unread Messages in
    > This Folder is still OK. How can I prevent the rules from disappearing? Where
    > are they actually stored? I am hooked up to Exchange server if that makes a
    > difference.
     
  3. duncan

    duncan Flightless Bird

    I spoke too soon. All of the rules I added to my two modified default views
    disappeared today. *sigh*


    "duncan" wrote:

    > I found a solution. Don't create a new view in Define View, instead, modify
    > one of the existing default views in Define View. I modified Messages and
    > Unread Messages in This Folder. Now the formatting rules are stable.
    >
    > Adding some different colors based on sender, etc. using Define Views really
    > increases my productivity in processing email!
    >
    > "duncan" wrote:
    >
    > > I created a new view MyView using Define Views (and automatic formatting) in
    > > Outlook. I added several rules to customize font colors based on different
    > > conditions. I also modified the standard view Unread Messages in This Folder
    > > also using Define Views. After flipping back and forth a few times between
    > > MyView and Unread Messages in This Folder the customized font colors in
    > > MyView disappear. When I reopen the automatic formatting form in Define Views
    > > the rules I created are gone. The custom formatting in Unread Messages in
    > > This Folder is still OK. How can I prevent the rules from disappearing? Where
    > > are they actually stored? I am hooked up to Exchange server if that makes a
    > > difference.
     

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