Outlook 2010 categories master list

I am a home office user of Outlook 2010. I have old, unused categories still visible in the master list and cannot discover how to permanently delete them. I have searched EE and found reference to Q_20177201.html but I do not know to what that is referring, but evidently it would contain my answer. I searched EE for that reference, without success.

Bottom line:  how do I delete unused categories?
JamLLAsked:
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d0ughb0yConnect With a Mentor President / CEOCommented:
See http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/add-or-delete-a-category-HP005243290.aspx

Note the explanation that, just because you've deleted the category from the Master List, doesn't make the category not-associated with items you've assigned to it. In other words, you're going to need to do a search by that category name, and then disassociate each item with the category you no longer want to use. You could highlight them all and then disassociate them that way.
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JamLLAuthor Commented:
thanks very much for the quick response. It's so evident now, but certainly hasn't been as I struggle with it!
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d0ughb0yPresident / CEOCommented:
No problem. That happens to all of us, some times. :)
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