The Office Expert – Outlook issue with Reading Pane and Compact Layout view

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Ever struggled with Microsoft Oultook’s Compact View or Single-Line Layout of Mail items? Then this video is for you. This How-To video resolves the issue of Outlook automatically reverting to the obscure and bulky “Compact Layout” view when you increase the size of your Reading Pane situated at right. The Single-line layout with column headers is suddenly lost to an unhelpful stacked list of mail items. This become cumbersome when wanting to sort by particular columns and at the same time display a large amount of mail items on the screen simultaneously.

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11 thoughts on “The Office Expert – Outlook issue with Reading Pane and Compact Layout view


    (October 13, 2020 - 5:27 am)

    Great tip. Thanks for making the video. Couldn't find the fix in Microsoft sites.

    the black Alejandro

    (October 13, 2020 - 5:27 am)

    I have been looking for an answer to this problem for a week and finally….the answer!!!! Thanks!!!

    mayrann c

    (October 13, 2020 - 5:27 am)

    Thanks for this, really helpful!

    Vipul Agrawal

    (October 13, 2020 - 5:27 am)

    Thank you so much, you're savior … have been struggling for long …

    Izzy Gould

    (October 13, 2020 - 5:27 am)

    Do you know how to accomplish this is outlook 16 for mac?

    Maharshi Sandipani Shikshan

    (October 13, 2020 - 5:27 am)

    thanks for help i love this channel

    chris char

    (October 13, 2020 - 5:27 am)

    ☹ it didnt work

    Brian Lerner

    (October 13, 2020 - 5:27 am)

    All the thumbs up. So helpful.

    Nimi Shak

    (October 13, 2020 - 5:27 am)

    Thank you so much!


    (October 13, 2020 - 5:27 am)

    Thanks. I am trying to condense the "title area" above the reading pane. Any ideas, anyone?

    Andy Mack Sound and Vision

    (October 13, 2020 - 5:27 am)

    Excellent tip.

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