How do I view the ruler in an Outlook message and/or insert tabs?

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  1. Juli

    Juli

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    I'm attempting to set tabs in an Outlook message. I'm unable to find how to

    view the ruler in order to set the tabs. I believe it used to be in the View

    drop down menu, but it's no longer there.
     
  2. Forum Admin

    Forum Admin

    Administrator
    What version of Outlook?

    Are you using Word as your editor? If so, click the little ruler icon on the right of the compose form.

    rules_002.png
     
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  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH

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    Juli wrote:


    > I'm attempting to set tabs in an Outlook message. I'm unable to find how to
    > view the ruler in order to set the tabs. I believe it used to be in the View
    > drop down menu, but it's no longer there.


    Not an Outlook issue since the ruler is a feature of Word.

    Outlook's embedded new-mail editor does not have a ruler. Word has a

    ruler. To use Word, you need to select Word as the new-mail editor (in

    Outlook 2007, you're stuck using Word 2007).

    In Word's e-mail template, the View -> Ruler menu entry is disabled

    until you change focus to the body of the e-mail (since the ruler has no

    meaning elsewhere).

    Mentioning WHICH version of Outlook that you use can let respondents

    help you that know or use that particular version.
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I

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    The ruler is activated by clicking the "View ruler" button in the upper

    right corner of the message pane.

    Juli wrote:
    > I'm attempting to set tabs in an Outlook message. I'm unable to find how to
    > view the ruler in order to set the tabs. I believe it used to be in the View
    > drop down menu, but it's no longer there.
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I

    Guest
    VanguardLH wrote:


    > Juli wrote:

    >
    > >I'm attempting to set tabs in an Outlook message. I'm unable to find how to
    > >view the ruler in order to set the tabs. I believe it used to be in the View
    > >drop down menu, but it's no longer there.


    > Not an Outlook issue since the ruler is a feature of Word.

    > Outlook's embedded new-mail editor does not have a ruler. Word has a
    > ruler. To use Word, you need to select Word as the new-mail editor (in
    > Outlook 2007, you're stuck using Word 2007).

    > In Word's e-mail template, the View -> Ruler menu entry is disabled
    > until you change focus to the body of the e-mail (since the ruler has no
    > meaning elsewhere).

    > Mentioning WHICH version of Outlook that you use can let respondents
    > help you that know or use that particular version.


    In 2007 the ruler is activated by clicking the "View ruler" button in

    the upper right corner of the message pane.
     
  6. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH

    Guest
    Bob I wrote:


    > VanguardLH wrote:
    >
    > > Juli wrote:
    > >
    > >>I'm attempting to set tabs in an Outlook message. I'm unable to find how to
    > >>view the ruler in order to set the tabs. I believe it used to be in the View
    > >>drop down menu, but it's no longer there.

    >

    >> Not an Outlook issue since the ruler is a feature of Word.
    >

    >> Outlook's embedded new-mail editor does not have a ruler. Word has a
    > > ruler. To use Word, you need to select Word as the new-mail editor (in
    > > Outlook 2007, you're stuck using Word 2007).
    >

    >> In Word's e-mail template, the View -> Ruler menu entry is disabled
    > > until you change focus to the body of the e-mail (since the ruler has no
    > > meaning elsewhere).
    >

    >> Mentioning WHICH version of Outlook that you use can let respondents
    > > help you that know or use that particular version.


    > In 2007 the ruler is activated by clicking the "View ruler" button in
    > the upper right corner of the message pane.


    Yep, because in Outlook 2007 you are using (and stuck with using) *WORD*

    as the new-mail editor. We'll have to wait until the OP responds to

    find out which version Outlook that THEY use.
     
  7. bdoon51

    bdoon51

    Member
    This is so stupid. To format one peiece of software I have to go to another? what kind of soft-brain thought this up? Do they ever considering the users...you know the folks who buy the software from the soft brains?

     
  8. Diane Poremsky

    Diane Poremsky

    Senior Member
    No need to switch applications - if you need a ruler in Outlook 2010, the ruler icon is on the right, just above the scroll bar. I was removed from 2010 because you really shouldn't be using it in email, its not necessary with html and fluid layouts.
     
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