Constant Define Views of Contact List

Posted on 2006-04-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hello all,
This is probably an easy question for most of you but I just can't figure it out. Maybe I'm just missing something. In outlook 2003, in the contacts portion, you can create your own views by going into define views etc. The problem is, if i choose to use one of my user defined views, then click on a column heading at the top - say company for example...all my settings get thrown off and now that view simply is organized by the column heading, no groupings, no nothing is left. Then when I go to a different view, and come back to my user defined view, now it is sorted by the company name, not the settings that i have defined.

How can I set up a view so that it remains constant and you can't change it, or even if you can change it, how can I get it so that it doesn't save - in other words - If I'm in my user defined view and i click on the heading company and I want to go back, is there any way to click on my user defined view again and have the settings set back to what i had set up when i defined the view?
Question by:ciphron
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    Greetings, ciphron.

    > This is probably an easy question for most of you
    It is easy, but perhaps not for the reason you might think.  There is no setting in Outlook that'll block changes to a view.  The closest you can get to cutting down on what you've described is to uncheck the "Automatically group according to arrangement" checkbox on the Group By page of your custom view.  That will allow you to change the sort order without changing the grouping.

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    Alright, I see what you're saying. And for some reason i can make a copy of "by company" and i can click on that top row to sort by anything and it works just fine. HOWEVER, when I make a copy of By company and simply change what its grouped by from company to catagory - it gets rid of the grouping when i click on something in the top row

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