How To Space Columns In Outlook Express

Who Should Read This Page: Users of Outlook Express

In another How2 page, we covered how to add and remove columns in Outlook Express. If you've done that, you may have found that the spacing is off. Perhaps you can't read everything in one or more of the columns. If that's the case, this How2 page will walk you through changing the spacing. It's quite easy, as you will see.

Let's look at an example:

If you look at the "Received" column, you may note that the date is there, but not the time. That's because the column isn't wide enough. Here's how you change the width of a column.

1. Take note of the vertical lines between the columns. (Circled in red in the example.)

2. Move your cursor to the vertical line on the right side of the column you want to expand or reduce. You will note that the cursor changes into a cross with arrows on the horizontal plane.

3. Once the cursor changes into the cross, hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor to the right to expand the column, to the left to decrease the size. Continue to drag until the column is the width you want. In this example, note that we dragged the cursor to the right (thus expanding the column) and now we can see what time the e-mails were received.


That's all there is to it.

Related How2 article: How To Add/Remove Columns In Outlook Express



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