Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Themes in Outlook Web App

Last week I blogged about how to turn off the Conversations view.  One of the nice features that’s new with the Microsoft Outlook Web App that we use for our Web mail is the ability to customize the interface with themes.

Just click on Options, which you’ll find below your name in the upper right-hand corner of the screen:
Outlook Options

Now you can choose from a number of personalized themes, from cutesy to business-like.  There are Polar Bears, Finger Paints, “It Came From Outer Space,” and a few different color choices.  Scroll right-and-left to preview & select more.

You may think that some of the color choices seem to be redundant.  However, the overall color in the preview box shows the color that will be applied to the header.  The 3 dots at the bottom of the preview box show the color of the font used in the message headers.  Unfortunately, at this time it appears as though you cannot create your own custom color & font schemes – what you see is what you get.  However, this is still a nice step up from our old Web mail interface.

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