Microsoft Outlook Toolbar has tools that simplify editing, creating, attaching files, and how you interact with the tool. So when the Toolbar is missing, it can inconvenience you. The missing Outlook Toolbar can be annoying. In this article, we will look at how to show the Toolbar in Outlook client if it is missing.
The Toolbar options that were at the bottom of the Outlook composer have been integrated with the top Toolbar. So the Toolbar is not missing at the bottom, it has been removed and placed at the top. This is so in both Outlook desktop and web apps.
Fix Outlook Toolbar is missing
If the Outlook Toolbar is missing, you can show it by tweaking format options in the Outlook email composer. The Toolbar can be missing because probably you hid it by mistake. We will at how you can show Toolbar in the Outlook web app and Outlook desktop app. There is a slight difference in how to show the Toolbar in both. Let us see how.
How to show Toolbar in Outlook email client
To show the Toolbar in the Outlook desktop app, you need to click on the three dots menu at the top right side of the Outlook email composer. The Toolbar will drop down and from there you can select different options to interact with your text and attach files. Alternatively, you can click on the arrow-like icon facing upwards and unhide the Toolbar; select Show Tabs and Commands.
How to show Toolbar in Outlook web app
To show the missing Toolbar on the Outlook web app, log in using your Outlook account and select Home. While at the Home tab, click New mail, as if you want to compose a new email. You will see a new set of mini-tabs which include Message, Insert, Format text, and Options. Select Format text to continue. There is a downward arrow on the far right side as shown in the picture below. Click on it to get the Layout options
Once you click the Layout options, you can select a Simplified ribbon. By default, it’s set as Classic ribbon. Go back to the Message tab and click the three dots on the right side for more Toolbar items.
If the Toolbar appears to be grayed out, you can switch to HTML mode. You can access the HTML mode under Options. Select Switch to HTML and then go back to Format text to continue with formatting options.
We hope you can now show the Outlook toolbar if it’s missing on the desktop app or web app.
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How do I restore the default Ribbon in Outlook?
To restore the default Ribbon in Outlook, go to the Customize the Ribbon option, select Reset and then click Reset all customizations. Here you can decide to restore all the tabs or you can select a few and rest them back to their original settings. You can also restore the Quick Access Toolbar in the Ribbon to only show the original commands.
What is the Outlook Ribbon?
The Outlook Ribbon is a set of toolbars located at the top of the Window in Outlook which helps users select different commands as they interact with the app to complete a task. The Ribbon has all the commands and options like creating new emails, opening new meeting requests, assigning categories, deleting items, etc. You can use the Outlook Ribbon either in a Classic layout or a Simplified layout.
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