Creating Your Own Menu

Outlook 2016 2013 2010 2007 2003
Creating custom menus in Outlook is a funny feature you can use to create groups of the options that you use most often, and then plug them into the menu you name and use yourself.

To create a new tab (ribbon), a new group in the existing tab or add a new command in the ribbon, follow the next steps:

   1.   On the File tab, click the Options button:

Outlook 365 Options

   2.   In the Outlook Options dialog box, select the Customize Ribbon tab:

Customize the Ribbon in Outlook 365

   3.   To create a new tab, select the tab, after which you want to insert the new tab and then click the New Tab button:

New Tab in Outlook 365

To rename a tab, select it and click the Rename... button or right-click in it and choose Rename in the popup menu:

Tabs popup in Outlook 365

   4.   To create a new group in the tab (when you create the new tab, one group will be created automatically), select the group, after which you want to insert the new group, and then click the New Group button.

To rename the group, select it and click the Rename... button or right-click on it and choose Rename in the popup menu:

Rename the group in Outlook 365

To remove the group, right-click on it and choose Remove in the popup menu:

Groups popup in Outlook 365

   5.   To add a command to the group:

In the Choose commands from area, select the command, which you want to add to the group, and click the Add > > button:

Add command in the group in Outlook 365

Use the Choose commands from menu to display more commands:

All commands in Outlook 365

Press the first letter to jump down to the commands that begin with this letter. You will need less scrolling to get to the command you want to add.

To rename the command, select it and click the Rename... button or right-click on it and choose Rename in the popup menu. To remove the command, select it and click the < < Remove button (under Add > >) or right-click on it and choose Remove in the popup menu.

   6.   Click OK to close the Outlook Options dialog box.

See also this tip in French: Comment créer votre menu propre dans Outlook.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to ask OfficeToolTips team.