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Windows 7: Outlook 2003

06 Jun 2013   #1
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Outlook 2003

In Outlook 2003 how do you arrange sub folders?

I want the sub folders to be arranged as in the first sub folder from "inbox" to be Monday. The second sub folder to be called Tuesday and so on until Friday.



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It's for work so I have no option but to use Outlook 2003. Also as it is for work I do not need to have a folder for Saturday/Sunday. The sub folders do not get sorted alphabetically for me, dunno if it is because I am using Outlook 2003.


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07 Jun 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

You have to make the folders in that exact order. Make "Monday" first, and then make "Friday" last.
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07 Jun 2013   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It's not quite that easy. You will find Thurs and Fri find their own position, not the order of the week. here's the only workaround i can find. Bit of a compromise but it works.
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07 Jun 2013   #4
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
It's not quite that easy. You will find Thurs and Fri find their own position, not the order of the week. here's the only workaround i can find. Bit of a compromise but it works.
I don't see the workaround. Maybe it's a problem on my end. Can you post it in a different way?

Anyway, I tried it myself past "Wednesday", and now I see that it orders them alphabetically. So if it were me, then I would number them like this:

"1. Monday"
"2. Tuesday"
"3. Wednesday"
"4. Thursday"
"5. Friday"

It doesn't look as nice, but that's how I would force them to be organized in the way that I want.
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07 Jun 2013   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry forgot to put in the link:
How to Sort Outlook Folders in Arbitrary, Non-Alphabetic Order - About Email

Just as you suggested anyway, using the number system!
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07 Jun 2013   #6
TwoCables

 

Oh wow. lol Well.

This kind of makes me wonder a little if any of the newer versions of Outlook provide a way to organize them by just clicking and dragging.
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08 Jun 2013   #7
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
You have to make the folders in that exact order. Make "Monday" first, and then make "Friday" last.
Tried this already but still no luck

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
It's not quite that easy. You will find Thurs and Fri find their own position, not the order of the week. here's the only workaround i can find. Bit of a compromise but it works.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
It's not quite that easy. You will find Thurs and Fri find their own position, not the order of the week. here's the only workaround i can find. Bit of a compromise but it works.
I don't see the workaround. Maybe it's a problem on my end. Can you post it in a different way?

Anyway, I tried it myself past "Wednesday", and now I see that it orders them alphabetically. So if it were me, then I would number them like this:

"1. Monday"
"2. Tuesday"
"3. Wednesday"
"4. Thursday"
"5. Friday"

It doesn't look as nice, but that's how I would force them to be organized in the way that I want.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Sorry forgot to put in the link:
How to Sort Outlook Folders in Arbitrary, Non-Alphabetic Order - About Email


Just as you suggested anyway, using the number system!
This is what I was trying to avoid, using symbols/numbers etc...

Any other ideas?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Oh wow. lol Well.

This kind of makes me wonder a little if any of the newer versions of Outlook provide a way to organize them by just clicking and dragging.
I'm intrigued as well.

I would of thought such a basic thing wouldn't be so hard to do in the 21st century!
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08 Jun 2013   #8
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
You have to make the folders in that exact order. Make "Monday" first, and then make "Friday" last.
Tried this already but still no luck

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
It's not quite that easy. You will find Thurs and Fri find their own position, not the order of the week. here's the only workaround i can find. Bit of a compromise but it works.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Sorry forgot to put in the link:
How to Sort Outlook Folders in Arbitrary, Non-Alphabetic Order - About Email


Just as you suggested anyway, using the number system!
This is what I was trying to avoid, using symbols/numbers etc...

Any other ideas?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Oh wow. lol Well.

This kind of makes me wonder a little if any of the newer versions of Outlook provide a way to organize them by just clicking and dragging.
I'm intrigued as well.

I would of thought such a basic thing wouldn't be so hard to do in the 21st century!
Yeah, well we're talking about that giant dictator known as Microsoft.
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08 Jun 2013   #9
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

If you do resort to adding a number to the front of the name AND you have a lot of folders, you may need to start with 01, 02, 03, etc... or you may find it sorts like this:

1
2
20
21
22
.
.
.
3
30
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08 Jun 2013   #10
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I doubt this can be done without recourse to numbering. For what it's worth the latest version of Windows Live Mail behaves in exactly the same way! To save anyone else trying i have set put 1 Monday into Word then made the "1" white and tried to copy and paste but that still shows the "1".
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