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

Color categories are a great way to visually group similar messages, tasks, contacts, or calendar events.

Each category has a generic name, such as Red Category and Blue Category. The first time that you assign a color category to an item, you are prompted to rename the color category. This is your opportunity to choose a category name that is meaningful to you. If you don't set a custom name, don't worry. You can change the name at any time.

  1. In any view, click Home.

  2. In the Tags group, click Categorize, and then click All Categories.

    All Categories command on the ribbon image

  3. Click a category, and then click Rename

  4. Type the new name for the color category, and then press Enter. 

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

Keywords:office 365 outlook 2016 2013 rename color category   Doc ID:72278
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-04-03 11:01 MSTUpdated:2017-11-28 14:00 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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