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I find outlook totally unusable since it updated to the new for-toddler icons.
Not only is it ugly, it's distracting and unusable. As if outlook is broken and running in safe-let's-go-back-to-1995-mode.

How can I revert to the old layout and look, without losing the security updates?

I'm using system restore now to always go back to the sane look, but I guess that's not really feasible in the long term. I will now also turn off office updates. But that can't be the goal either...

Shouldn't there be an option for us to pick a look?

Should we start a petition to give us that choice. Or am I the only one who doesn't like it? I think I'm even totally allergic to it...

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Sadly, the team decided that this is not a configurable option. If the new look annoys you that much, your only option is to revert back to an older build: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2770432/how-to-revert-to-an-earlier-version-of-office-2013-...

 

Incidentally, the article seems to be broken atm, hopefully it works when you click later :)

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Ha ha...it's not just Outlook, its all of Office 365 … I followed the revert procedure and yay! my Word icons are back to normal. But today I opened Excel and lo and behold...there are the icons for toddlers still! I also noted that right click paste options have altered there. 

I knew I should have gone for Office 2016. I surely wont be renewing my subscription if this continues.

 

Would a petition work? Probably not, I guess there must be many more toddlers using Office than there are serious users, although I suspect the toddlers are using cheap ebay codes, luckily for them.

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It's a very new look and with all new things it takes some time to adjust to. Same thing happened from the Office 2003 versions to 2007.. Also use Microsoft uservoice to release your anger and vote for improvements instead :) Microsoft will make improvements all the time..That's what makes an subscription better as well...

 

Adam

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I'm not adverse to adjusting, when there's a real reason. I have spent time and effort customising my Office layout (although it seems actually it's not 'mine' after all). Icons for my macros and commands are easily distinguishable using the limited range of icons MS allows me to use, given I cannot create and assign my own any more (yes people were actually able to design icons, fully customise toolbars and menus, and did use their own a few Office versions previously). Customizability, which is ultimately usability, disappears with every reincarnation of Office, for the sake of eye candy.

 

Fifty shades of grey is not working for me at all. Any idea how I get the rest of Office to revert to previous build (I cannot understand at all why the revert only changed Word).

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So there is a "real reason" for the new icons. They are scalable to all the different size resolutions that people operate Office on nowadays. The old ribbon had fixed size graphics that worked on a limited resolution range before being blurred.
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Fair enough but how does colour relate to being scalable? I work on different monitors at different resolutions, icons have not been a problem yet. But for me colour is a major issue.

There should be a choice at least. It's like leasing a blue car then getting up one morning and finding it's now fluorescent pink, and controls have been moved about because someone decided it should be so.

Thankfully MS don't make cars 

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Please make your voice heard and vote for it!
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I keep using the clunky Feedback button in Office apps, if that's what you mean. Where eIse can I protest or praise? (There have been some positive changes in the past.)

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Will do, although I see scattered topics on same subject, so possibly not greatly effective.

I so tossed between going Mac or staying with Windows when upgrading my pc, using Office was the major decider tbh. I hope I won't live to regret that. I just don't get why they change stuff that's not broken and break stuff that works fine (like numbering comments).

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I understand the need to make a set of scalable AVAILABLE, and maybe even the default for new installations, is not a bad thing.

 

Not keeping the old icons available for the Windows native apps and removing even more customization options is simply laziness.

 

Microsoft was able to create the "simplified" (read as dumbed down) ribbon and allow us to switch back and forth. There was no reason not to leave the old icons and layout available.

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This is a link to a suggestion on this topic:

 

https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general/suggestions/35685487-offer-options-for-the-off...

 

It would be a good place to vote so that the votes are congregated in one place.

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I don't like the way the new ribbons behave more than the way they look. I keep trying to set up and order things how I want them and they keep changing on me. I don't like having to "open" the ribbon all the time to see the buttons I put there. Also, I use a third-party extension in Word that was affected, and it's taking a while to get used to some of the odd changes that occurred in the icons. Some of them don't "look like" the thing they do anymore, or at least not as close to it as before. .

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@Brian Reid I agree, simplified icons are probably .svg

it makes since to me, as a web dev myself, I'm trying to develop scalable interface for any device/screen.

plus the icons look great with the windows dark theme, the colors really pop.

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@Geert Verschaeve You are NOT the only one, and "for-toddlers" is a perfect way to put it. Yes, it's true things take time to get used to, but when a new version of something comes out it should be an IMPROVEMENT. This new look is, for the most part, unnecessary and terrible. Why do so many things take up so much darned room?? That's not my only complaint, by why????

 

When the toggle was there to let users see upcoming changes the related dialogue boxes stated users would be able to revert certain things back to the old look, but where is that instruction now, when we really need it??

 

Not happy! Not happy at all!!

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@Michael_Stratton 

Guess what? Having reverted my office to how it had been and having turned updates off, I just installed a language pack and FFS icons are back and toolbars are stuffed. All my toolbars are now drop-down instead of collapsed icons because of course the sizes have all changed.

Now to spend ages trying to find how to revert back again,

Back to my car comment - it's like buying a sleek black car and waking up to find it's got zebra stripes on!

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@SJP363 I get the need for scalable, fair enough. I guess it would look better with a dark theme.

 

But guess what, not everyone has 40" monitors. Not everyone wants to work with a dark theme. How come we get a choice of theme but not icon colour scheme? Would it be soooo difficult for MS to provide a separate icon set? Way back when, you could use any icon on your sys, or even create your own icon - shock horror! That was when Office really was mine. The many, many toolbars were mine. That was true customization. So many years forward from then, and yet MS have gone so far backwards.

Disappointed doesn't even begin to describe my feelings after so many years of buying and using MS products

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@Geert Verschaeve    I agree with you.  The User Interface for all the office products are less usable and not as functional.  The new interface UI takes up more screen real estate, is at best clunky.   I understand the technical reasons for the interface being that it is web-based.  But from a UI standpoint it is not as usable and functional as the old interface.  Yea I know, I am just old school and get with the program!  Hey, banks are doing it too.  Their apps provide the same usability experience on desktops and mobile devices.  But to achieve that, companies like Microsoft and others have failed at the user experience!  The new apps are not as functional for humans.  The various functional areas of the app are not as clearly defined as the old apps leaving users viewing a confused blob of similar colors and shapes on the screen.   I have to use the new products for work.  But for home use we are digging out our disk and going back to some of the previous version.  Thank you for your time!

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@Geert Verschaeve 

I wish I had an answer, I couldn't agree more.  This is UGLEEEE and childish looking.  UGH!  Why DO this do this to us?

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@Vasil MichevNot an option???? I hate the new ribbons. At least tell us how do add icons to the tool bar (such as delete) and get rid of the design tab which is seldom used


@Vasil Michev wrote:

Sadly, the team decided that this is not a configurable option. If the new look annoys you that much, your only option is to revert back to an older build: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2770432/how-to-revert-to-an-earlier-version-of-office-2013-...

 

Incidentally, the article seems to be broken atm, hopefully it works when you click later :)


 

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it just takes up to much space. and it looks like if you hide it the old version pops up, until you PIN it. 

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@Geert Verschaeve the spacing on the toolbar is the Mouse vs Touch settings on the ribbon. The mouse setting reverts the toolbar back to the "classic" denser command buttons. 

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@Dr__ZThat is interesting!

You know, maybe I'm just getting old and tired. It seems the modern way all boils down to how things look, everything is going that route: form over function, eye-candy over usability. I am SO fed up of it. 

Being unable to find office pack renewal in my language I have to buy local, bracing myself for the unexpected joys there too.

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@dmrounsThe buttons are so big because you have Touch Mode enabled. If you disable touch mode, everything becomes small again, like in your upper screenshot.

 

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/turn-touch-mode-on-or-off-90e162b1-44f9-434f-bc2b-9321c989e...

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Realizing I'm late to this party I want to make clear that Office 365/2019 IS NOT ADA compliant. My legally blind wife cannot use anything newer than 2016 and Word 2016 is bug infested for the features she works to use as a writer.

Track changes, among other things is an example of things not working correctly under the macOS on 2016.

She wishes she could revert to Office 2008 because it worked until the latest OS release (latest for us) and she got updated to Office 2016.

Who should we contact about the issues of ADA accessibility?
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People's vision has to also be taken into account and shades of gray will not always work.
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@Geert Verschaeve In the upper right hand corner there is an icon for "Show Ribbon Options". If you click on "Show tabs only" and then select the tab you want to use, you will see something that is closer to the old look that office used to have.

 

I completely agree the new look is horrible. Takes up so much space on my laptop screen.

 

Cyndi

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As others have mentioned, the MSFT folks have taken a step backwards in usability in their efforts to be hip and trendy (and more Apple like).

The situation is another benefit for using virtual machines.  I have a MacBookPro (better designed, engineered and built than anything you can find in the Windows world) running Parallels.  I run a Win10 VM for most of my stuff, but keep a Win7 VM running so I can have my old, more useful and more productive Outlook 2010 at hand.

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@Bruce_Lynn 

 

I totally agree with you.  The simplified ribbon is not helpful at all for someone who has learned the tool and uses the majority of its features.

 

In Outlook the Appointment simplification now does not allow me to see the calendar for invites so I can see who's in and who's out...ridiculous.

 

Microsoft I do not have the time to spend customizing the ribbon on all the products every time I use it.  Please do something about this.

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I like the new layout. But not being able to see meeting attendees and who accepted or declined drives me nuts. Organizers and attendees must be able to find that information as soon as they open the calendar item! I'm really baffled that this was removed or at least hidden pretty well!
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@TonyK60 

Vision concerns have to come second it seems. I have been having pen and palm rejection problems since December. This past week or two, Word has been so clunky, I resorted to reinstalling Office. That of course means that my toolbars are all out of size and only grey in colour yet again. I give up. The only plus is that my pen problems have vanished at least. I can now draw smooth lines without splotches appearing.

 

I have had to rearrange my icons and tabs because they were collapsed instead of expanded as they were, even in desktop/mouse mode. 

 

MS seems not to listen or care.

 

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I have had to rearrange my icons and tabs because they were collapsed 
instead of expanded as they were, even in desktop/mouse mode. 

 

Well the collapsed part is easy to correct, at least:   There is a push pin that you can click to keep the ribbon open.    The push pin changes to a carat in the lower right corner of the ribbon to collapse it again. 

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@Ned23 

Thanks but been there, done that. Still does not restore size and layout to original. Pinning keeps some parts expanded at the (rather random) expense of others. I moved some icons to other custom groups and all are expanded as before the repair. Each time I have added a dictionary or something to Office, I have had to revert to previous version afterwards in order to restore icon colours and layout as I want, without having to fiddle with overall Win text size/resolution.

I've really had enough of it all. Pen behaviour after some Win update in Dec 2019 was just so random, and pen mouse behaviour similarly so. Seems Win updates clunked with older version of Office. So as i am a dedicated pen user, this version will have to stay :persevering_face:

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@cyndiloo 

When you say upper right hand corner, is that only in Outlook? I can't see anything elsewhere, e.g. in Word.

 

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@Geert Verschaeve 

 

You made great points. I use Office at work and have an O365 subscription for home. At work, we are very Zoom/ G Suite/ Slack focused but if I want to get anything serious done, I go back to Excel, Powerpoint etc. There is a group of us resisting the move to dumbed down, over simplified, hard to use interfaces because that is Google Sheets!! After reading your post and all the others, I will give up, use Google sheets, and will wait for the renewal of O365 at home and cancel it. Hard to believe MS has worked hard to give up it's advantage and lose revenue.

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Seems to be the way of the world, dumbing down. There are some of us resisting it but we seem to be so few. Is the majority so happy with what MS are doing? Or is the majority in fact those who do not actually 'buy' Offfice but acquire it by other means or with only a few bucks so they don't actually have a vested interest anyway? I really miss my old truly moddable Office.
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sorry, I don't know how to post.

 

In Outlook in the top right side you can see a small arrow.

It will alternate between Simplified ribbon and Classic ribbon.

I hope this helps.

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Aaah, great, thank you. I have to admit I have rarely used Outlook since it lost its Journal feature (another 'brilliant' move on MS's part :face_with_rolling_eyes:).
I really do not understand their thinking - it's so inconsistent across the Office package. The simple toggle between Simplified and Classic ribbons you describe ought to be found throughout but isn't. Ho hum.
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@Susan Coward i think if you still have the new toddler icons, you should stop automatic updates

 

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That is the stage I was at and was OK with. And I might revert to a previous version again but there is some incompatibity between that and something in Win Pro OS updates which very negatively affected the active stylus function. When stuck between a choice of good icons or working pen, the latter is the only choice for me.
Hoping that Microsoft will stop treating all of us as muppets and let us control our own systems properly. But I won't hold my breath on that.
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@SusanCoward this is what worked on me.  To revert to an earlier released version of office 365 installation, you must use a command line and specify the build number you would like to revert to.

 

 

  • As the Office 365 installations are automatically updated in the background, you must disable the automatic updates first. This can be done in any Office 365 application via:
    File-> Office Account-> Update Options-> Disable Updates
  • Open an elevated command prompt:
    1. Start-> type: cmd
    2. Right click on: Command Prompt
    3. Choose: Run as administrator
    4. Provide your administrator credentials or confirm the User Account Control dialog when prompted.
  • Type the command below that applies to your version of Office and/or Windows
    • Office 365 or 2016
      cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\
    • Office 2013 on Windows 32-bit
      cd %programfiles%\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX86\
    • Office 2013 on Windows 64-bit
      cd %programfiles%\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX64\

 

 

 
  1. You can specify the built number to return to in the following way:
    officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=<build number>
    • Replace <build number> with the build number that you want to return to. There is an overview of build numbers you can return to for Office 2013 and Office 2016. or 0365
    • Example to revert to the June 13 update 2017 for o365
      OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.9330.20118
    • Example to revert to the January release of Office 2013:
      OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user updatetoversion=15.0.4787.1002
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    Reverting to build number 16.0.6366.2062 of Office 365. (click on image to enlarge)

  2. After pressing ENTER, a “Checking for updates” dialog will open shortly followed by a “Downloading Office updates” dialog. Once this dialog closes, the rollback has been completed.

     

    Downloading Office updates

     

  3. Open Outlook or whatever and go back to:
    File-> Office Account
    In the Office Updates section, it should now list the version that you specified.

     

     

Important! Keep track of and re-enable Updates

 

 

Now that you’ve disabled automatic updates, you must keep an eye on the updates yourself and re-enable it at the earliest opportunity as you might be missing out on newly released security updates and other feature fixes or even new features.

Updates for Office 365 for Office 2013 are always pushed out at least shortly after the 2nd Tuesday of each month (set a recurring reminder for it in Outlook!). Information about the updates are posted (with some delay) on the following page: Update Office 2013 or Office 365.

Update for Office 365 for Office 2016 are pushed out a bit more irregular but at least once a month. Information about the updates are posted (with some delay) on the following page: Office 365 client update branch releases.