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How to add developer tab on Ribbon in Outlook?

By default the developer tab does not show on the Ribbon in Microsoft Outlook. Nonetheless, it is hard to record / run macros, choose forms or design forms, if you do not configure to show the developer tab out. This article is to guide you to add the developer tab on Ribbon in Microsoft Outlook.

Add developer tab on Ribbon in Outlook 2010 and 2013

Add developer tab on Ribbon in Outlook 2007

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arrow blue right bubbleAdd developer tab on Ribbon in Outlook 2010 and 2013

To add developer tab on Ribbon in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013, please do as following:

Step 1: Click the File tab and Options button in Outlook 2010 / 2013.

Step 2: In the Outlook Options dialog box, click the Customize Ribbon on the left bar.

Step 3: In the right section, select the Main Tabs in the Customize the Ribbon box.

Step 5: Check the Developer item. See the screen shot above.

Step 6: Click OK.

Then you will get back to the main look of Microsoft Outlook, and you can see the Developer Tab is added on the Ribbon.

arrow blue right bubbleAdd Developer Tab in Message/Appointment/Contact Window of Outlook 2007

Although it's impossible to show the Ribbon in Outlook 2007's main interface, we can add the Developer Tab in the Message window, Appointment window, contact window, etc. Here I will take the Message window for example.

Step 1: Create a new email message with clicking the File > New > Mail Message.

Step 2: Click the Office Button at the upper-left corner > Editor Options in the Message window.

Step 3: In the popping up Editor Options dialog box, click the Popular in the left pane, check the option of Show Developer Tab in the Ribbon, and click the OK button. See screen shot below:


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    TERRENCE · 2 years ago
    THANKS SO MUCH, FINALLY, I knew it was here in 2007 but I couldn't seem to find it. Not much info on the net about outlook 2007 anymore.