Dec 05 2021
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Feb 06 2023
Prior to the latest update of O365 the command labels were shown with the icons on the Quick Access Toolbar. When I search this in the Help (for Outlook 365), the results show me, in the drop down box where you can Hide the Labels but that option doesn't exist for me anymore.
So did this feature get removed with the latest update?
Feb 24 2022 10:39 AM
May 19 2022 12:07 PM
@gzt7d8O365, same license, two different CPUs in the same office. I HAVE the labels on my Excel QAT because I put them there - back when O365 was first installed. Don't remember what I did to get them. Today, trying to do the same on the computer of the person who'll succeed me after retirement - can NOT find the option anywhere.
Seems to be a simple enough function - on or off. WAS it removed and, if so, WHY?
n.b. In one week, I won't care any more.
Jun 05 2022 09:11 AM
Jun 08 2022 05:04 PM
The question relates to the fact that the "Show Command Labels" and "Always show command labels" options are missing.
Many users are experiencing the same issue. Some of their computers have those options but some do not have them even if they are running the same version of Office.
Jul 29 2022 05:33 PM
Solution is available on the following link:
Jul 29 2022 05:34 PM
Aug 21 2022 06:07 PM
At the top right of the bar above the ribbon, there is a horn (with a tip) promoting "New features. Try it now", click on the horn, it will show something like a Help panel, scroll down and there is a switch:
"Try the new experience Off (O__)" just click to turn it "(__O) On".
You will need to restart the Excel, the labels will be shown by default and the option to hide them is at the QAT menu.
WARNING: the default green bar will disappear, everything will become (very pallid) grey by the default in latest versions of 365, I didn't like it, so I am thinking to have everything back (green, no labels) turning the switch off, or I will try some other solution besides UXing the entire Excel.
I hope this helps, please advise if it doesn't. Good luck
Aug 23 2022 10:48 PM
This was the answer for me, but I was running around in circles trying to work it out.
Note to anyone having trouble with the above instructions: You have to do this in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote. It cannot be done from Outlook as it has a different "Coming Soon" option.
Rest assured, changing this in one of the other applications will also cause Outlook to be updated as well.
Found the answer in the below announcement:
Aug 24 2022 06:27 PM
To change the background color and design of all your Office programs, go to File >> Options >> General >> Office Theme: [ Colorful v]
And all default colors are back again: Excel green, Powerpoint red, Word blue
Nov 05 2022 11:35 AM
please read the previous comments:
>>> by myself: "At the top right of the bar above the ribbon, there is a horn (with a tip) promoting "New features. Try it now", click on the horn, it will show something like a Help panel, scroll down and there is a switch:
"Try the new experience Off (O__)" just click to turn it "(__O) On"."
if you can't find the horn, you can try search "new features" or "new experience" in Help, if it is unsuccessful, check your Excel (or Office app) version - it must be 365 with no subscription issues.
>>> by ACook-2486: "Note to anyone having trouble with the ABOVE instructions: You have to do this in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote. It CANNOT be done from Outlook as it has a different "Coming Soon" option"