Quick response buttons in reading pane, Outlook 2013/2016

How can I get rid of these?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I do not think you can. That is part of the mail form built into Outlook 2013 and 2016 (which I am using). There are no options I can see which affect this.

I do not find it in the way at all.
bergertimeAuthor Commented:
The problem is it a general account where we have several people using on the weekend, some new hires.  All email must be reply to all, so I need to get rid of the reply button, I can get rid of it in the ribbon.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can certainly change the ribbon and remove the Reply All button, but I am quite certain you cannot change the form.

If you disable the Preview Pane (and you can) so that people must open the email, then the quick response buttons are not there but in the Ribbon which you can modify.

You can workaround this latter way and it should do what you want.

Train people always use Reply All.

I do caution that there is always a reason to Reply rather that Reply all. But that is just my view, and you can customize the ribbon to select the buttons you do and do not want.

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bergertimeAuthor Commented:
Got it.  If you select touch mode. it goes away.  Thanks
bergertimeAuthor Commented:
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@bergertime - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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