Outlook 2003 toolbar auto resize

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
As of today, Otulook 2003 keeps resizing the toolbars so that they spread across 3 rows, despite the fact that they could all fit on one or two rows. I remove the tollbars from the tools menu and have tried to manually move them to the placmenet I like, but when Outlook is shutdown and restarted they always revert to spreading across 3 rows (1 toolber for each row)

Any ideas on how to rid this behavior?
Question by:OZSJ
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    Expert Comment

    Hi OZSJ,

    have you used the "show buttons on one row" command?  it is found in the pull down at the end of the toolbars.


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    Accepted Solution

    Greetings, OZSJ !

    1. Reset the Outlook toolbar template. With Outlook close, do a search for and rename outcmd.dat file. Restart Outlook and a fresh outcmd.dat file will be recreated.

    2. Register an important Outlook file. Go to Start > Run and type regsvr32 OLE32.DLL

    3. Disable Outlook Addins.  Go to Tools > Options > Other > Advanced Options > Addin Manager or COMM/Addins and disable the addins.

    4. Start Outlook in Safe Mode.  Go to Start > Run and type

    "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Outlook.exe" /safe

    Your path to Outlook.exe may be a little different.

    5. Create a new Outlook profile.

    6. Repair Outlook. With Outlook open, go to Help > Detect and Repair.

    7. If no joy, reinstall Outlook.  Go to Add/Remove Programs and highlight Microsoft Office. Click on Install/Uninstall.  A menu will pop allowing you to choose repair or reinstall.

    Best wishes!

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the suggestions,
    I tried removing some Addins but this did not solve the problem. I then removed Outlook Business contact manager from the mail folders and for the moment my toolbars are positioned on two rows.

    Where exactly is the "show buttons on one row" in Outlook 2003?


    Author Comment

    I have allocated points to war1 because his recomendations were sound and I believe that this post may ultimately be helpful to someone else with a similar problem.
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    Expert Comment

    Thanks OZSJ for the points.

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