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How to show new item row in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-12-09

In Outlook, there is a function called “New Item Row” in the Calendar, Contacts and the Tasks views. With the New Item Row function enabled, you can easily create new items by just typing inside this row. In this article, we will show you how to show the New Item Row in Outlook.

Show new item row in Outlook

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You can do as follows to show the new item row in Outlook.

1. Shift to the Calendar, Contacts or Tasks view which you want to show the new item row. In this case, I shift to the Calendar view.

Note: the New Item Row displays in the Contacts and Tasks views by default.

2. Change the view to list view.

1). In Outlook 2010 and 2013, click View > Change View > list;

2). In Outlook 2007, click View > Current View > All Appointments. See screenshot:

3. Right click on the Column header above the list, then click View Settings/Customize Current View in the right-clicking menu.

4. In the Advanced View Settings/Customize View dialog box, click the Other Settings button.

5. In the Other Settings dialog box, check the Show “new item” row box in the Column Headings and Rows section, then click the OK button. See screenshot:

6. Click the OK button to close the following dialog box.

Then you can see the new item row is displaying under the column header. You can just create a new appointment by typing inside the row.


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