How to create custom categories in Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 users can organize their emails conversation under different categories. The Categorize toolbar is under Tags section of the Home menu.

Categorize toolbar in Outlook 2013

Users can also create custom categories and add it part of the regular once. Listed below are steps to create custom color categories in Outlook 2013.

All Categories in Outlook 2013

Step 1: Click the Categorise option and select All Categories in the drop down list.

New Color Categories in Outlook 2013

Step 2: Click New button under Color Categories

Add new Category Set Color

Step 3: Enter name for your custom categories and choose appropriate colour using the Color dropdown.

Step 4: Either you can set a Shortcut Key for the category or choose None.

Add shortcut to New Category

Step 5: Then click OK button to confirm and save your changes.

Now the newly added category would be available in Categorize toolbar’s dropdown list.

Custom Category in Outlook 2013

And if you are going to use this category frequently then you can assign to Set Quick Click option. This would allow users to categorize email conversation by single clicking on the category column.

Set Quick Click for Custom Category in Outlook 2013

Also See: Add Title, Tag and Category to PowerPoint Presentations

In Category: MS Office, Office 2013, Outlook 2013

Ravi Shankar

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