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How To Lock Outlook 2003 Toolbar?


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#1 NorCal_Mike

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:34 AM

Everytime I start Outlook or even a new email, the toolbars are all over the place, and there's no command (like in v2000) where you can right click and lock the toolbars. What an annoyance!

I've rearranged them time and again to no avail...and shutting down with them organized doesn't make them start that way next time either. I Googled it and found only what seems like sketchy fixes, IMO, such as changing a certain file to Read Only. Yeah, that's "great" till you want to change something 6-9 months later and can't remember what the heck you did. Another "jewel" is to not have Word as your editor. That's great if you don't want all the formatting options, colors, etc that one gets WITH Word as the editor...but I happen to use them. I have several Adobe programs that add buttons/bars to Outlook, so this only further compounds a bad situation. It's a freakin mess.

Why MS would make a change this stupid is beyond me, yet I've found no "fix" from them either. "Uh, Mr. Gates, being able to quickly & easily lock the toolbars was a GREAT idea." Maybe he thinks we should go back to slicing our own bread too?

Suggestions/fixes, anyone? Thanks~

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:59 AM

I have 2003 and I've searched to no avail to find a solution
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#3 NorCal_Mike

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 01:28 AM

Dang, that's discouraging. Considering that you're an advisor here, I have to think if anyone might know of a fix, it'd be you. What do you think of those other "fixes" I alluded to above? They didn't strike me as viable options.

May be time to torrent up a little Office 2007 if that's the case. I use email every day, many times a day, and this "toolbar tango" is beyond annoying. :thumbsup:


PS. Whoever thought that wasn't a redeeming feature, and decided to do away with it, should be hung by their thumbs.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 01:30 PM

Dang, that's discouraging. Considering that you're an advisor here, I have to think if anyone might know of a fix, it'd be you. What do you think of those other "fixes" I alluded to above? They didn't strike me as viable options.

I personally use Open Office. My wife uses M$ Office, but rarely Outlook. There's a lot I don't know about Office There are others that are more familiar than me. They don't check the forum as regulaly so keep checking back for other solutions
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