Add, remove, or move a column

Columns are part of table or list views in Outlook — you might be most familiar with this view type in your Inbox or in the list views of Contacts or Tasks. You can add, remove, or move columns to further customize your views.

To add a column to a view, do the following:

  1. On the View tab, in the Current Viewgroup, click View Settings.

    View Settings command on the ribbon

  2. Click Columns.

  3. In the Available columns list, click the field that you want to add, and then click Add.

    By default, the Available columns list displays columns that are frequently used fields. If the column that you want doesn’t appear, in the Select available columns from list, click the field list that contains the column that you want to add.

To remove a column from a view, do the following:

  1. On the View tab, in the Current Viewgroup, click View Settings.

    View Settings command on the ribbon

  2. Click Columns.

  3. In the Show these columns in this order list, click the column that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

To change the position of a column in a view, do the following:

  1. On the View tab, in the Current Viewgroup, click View Settings.

    View Settings command on the ribbon

  2. Click Columns.

  3. In the Show these columns in this order list, click the column that you want to move, and then click Move up or Move Down until the column is in the position that you want.

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