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Windows 7: Office 2010 turn off status bar

16 Sep 2010   #1

Vista/Windows 7
Office 2010 turn off status bar

Hi all,

How do I turn off or hide the status bar in outlook 2010?
I can not find the option anywhere.


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23 Feb 2012   #2
Christian Gould

Windows XP
show hide status bar macro for Microsoft Office Word 2010

Here's a quick Macro i made that any one can use. Create a new macro then paste the following code into it, save it, and then customize your ribbon and add it to your quick access toolbar.

You can now Toggle (show / hide / on / off) the status bar with a simple click of your mouse button! :)

Sub ShowHideStatusBar()
' Show/hide status bar macro
' Christian Gould,

If CommandBars("Status Bar").Visible = False Then
    CommandBars("Status Bar").Visible = True
ElseIf CommandBars("Status Bar").Visible = True Then
    CommandBars("Status Bar").Visible = False
End If

End Sub
Regards, Christian Gould.
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23 Feb 2012   #3

Vista/Windows 7

Wow thanks for the reply... iam on my tablet at the moment but when I get back to my PC ill check it out
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24 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

You can also very easily control what appears (or does not appear) in the Status Bar:
MVPs for Office and SharePoint 2010: Status Bar Changes in Outlook 2010 - The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

If you find the new Status Bar much too cluttered now and want to hide a few items or only want to see Outlook’s connection state, then you can turn off the items by right clicking on the Status Bar. This will reveal a context menu in which you can easily select the information that you want to be displayed.

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