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This article will guide you on how to change the view settings in Outlook. If you accidentally changed the layout, turned off the Reading Pane, and other settings that might impact your experience and productivity, follow the steps that will be provided.

How to change the layout

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In this example, Outlook was changed to Single view. To switch to Compact view, follow these steps:

  1. Click View tab on Outlook.
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  1. Under View tab, click Change View then select Compact.
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This is how Compact view looks like:

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These steps can also be done if you want to do it vise-versa (switching from Compact view to Single view).

How to change Reading Pane

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In this example, Reading Pane is turned off. To turn it on, follow these steps:

  1. Click View > View Settings.
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  1. On Other Settings dialog box under Reading Pane, select where you want to put the reading pane. We will select Right on this example.
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