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Office 365 (Outlook 2016 | Outlook 2013) - Delete a color category

You can delete a color category from the category list if you don't want it anymore or remove a color category from items that you previously categorized.

Removing a color category from an item removes it from that item only. In some views, you can select multiple items at the same time and remove a color category from all of the selected items.


Delete a color category from the category list.


After you delete a color category from your category list, it is no longer available to assign to items unless you recreate it. Deleting a color category does not automatically delete it from previously marked items, but you can delete it manually if necessary. 
  1. In Mail, on the Home tab, in the Tags group, click Categorize.

  2. Click All Categories.

    All Categories command in the Tags group image

  3. Select the color category, and then click Delete.

Remove a color category from a message, contact, calendar item, or task.

You can remove a color category from an item in a table view, such as the Inbox, or from within the open item
  • Remove all color categories from an item in a table view

    • Right-click the item, point to Categorize, and then click All Categories.

  • Remove specific color categories from an item in a table view

    • Right-click the item, point to Categorize, and then click All Categories. Clear the check boxes for the color categories that you want to remove. 
Remove a color category for an open item
  • In the header of the message, right-click the color category, and then click Clear color category name. 
Note: When you want to remove a color category from a recurring calendar item, open the series, rather than a single occurrence of the time. Color categories are assigned to all items in a series. 


Remove a color category from a note
  • Right-click the note, point to Categorize, and then click Clear All Categories.
Remove specific color categories from a note in Icons view or a table view
  1. Right-click the note, point to Categorize, and then click All Categories.

  2. Clear the check boxes for the color categories that you want to remove. 
Remove all color categories from an open note
  1. In an open note, click Button image

  2. Point to Categorize, click All Categories, and then clear the check boxes for the color categories that you want to remove. 
Remove specific color categories from an open note
  1. In an open note, click Note Button image

  2. Point to Categorize, click All Categories, and then clear the check boxes for the color categories that you want to remove.

For more information, please visit the Office Help & Training site.


If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:office 365 outlook 2016 2013 delete color category   Doc ID:72276
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-04-03 11:40 MDTUpdated:2017-11-28 15:01 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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