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Windows 7: Where are the Categories?

12 Oct 2010   #1
Putneylad

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Where are the Categories?

I have just bought upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 andthere something in the new Outlook which is very, very basic but I can’t find it in Windows 7: Categories.
In Windows XP Category is a button on the bottom right of a contact, task etc where you assign one or more categories to a contact, task or appointment (unlike colour category which assigns a single colour per item). For example I might tag contacts as ‘category’ plumber, people to send a xmas Card to, skiers etc so when I want a plumber I look just at those contacts that are plumbers. A contact might be a plumber, skier and who I send a Xmas card to. On my Mobile phone like Windows XP, I just assign categories from a self-defined list by ticking which ever categories I want to assign to an item.
When I search Windows help on categories it just mentions colour category I cant find how to add ordinary categories to tasks, contacts or appointments.
My transferred from XP contacts, tasks & appointments already have Categories assigned and when I list them I can “arrange by category” and by right click it allows me to expand or collapse all categories- therefore Windows 7 does recognize categories. But where do I add categories in the first place in Windows 7?
In tasks or appointments I cannot find them at all. In contacts> view all fields> view “frequently used fields”, I can see categories that I have added but it should list existing defined categories that I can choose from (plus option to create new categories) and I tick what I want. I need to see a list and select appropriate categories its no good trying to remember all the Categories I have already created and try to write them down exactly without any spelling errors Categories are fundamental to daily use of everything stored in outlook but I can’t see how to add them to new items I create, I must be missing something really obvious, do you know how I do this?


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12 Oct 2010   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Hi Putneylad & welcome,

We would love to help you but our mind reading skills leave lots to be desired....

Please advise which version of Office Outlook you are using.

Your system specs need to be done also.
Refer below in my signature for instructions.

Thanks.


This link may offer some help -

Recovering Outlook Categories After Update to Windows 7 from X


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