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How to allow in-cell editing in Outlook folders?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2016-12-16

Let’s say you want to change an email’s subject line in the mail folder directly in Outlook, how could you get it done? If you have enabled the Allow in-cell editing option for this folder, you can achieve it easily by clicking.

Allow in-cell editing in Outlook folders

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arrow blue right bubbleAllow in-cell editing in Outlook folders

To edit an email in the mail folder directly, you can enable the Allow in-cell editing option as follows:

1. Select the folder where you want to allow in-cell editing, and click View > View Settings. See screenshot:

2. In the opening Advanced View Settings dialog box, please click the Other Settings button. See screenshot:

3. Now the Other Settings dialog box comes out, please check the Allow in-cell editing option, and click the OK buttons successively to close both dialog boxes.

4. Now you return to the folder, please go ahead to click View > Reading Pane > Off to turn off the reading pane. See screenshot:

From now on, when clicking at the subject of one email, you will see the subject is editable. See screenshot:

Note: It recommends to turn off the conversation view (with unchecking the Show as Conversation option on the View tab) when you are in-cell editing in an Outlook folder.


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Thank you! I was doing all the steps, except turning the reading pane off! It works. I'd really like to see the reading pane, but I can live without it!
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