Calendar Categories for Outlook 365 for MAC

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I have just switched from a surface pro to a MacBook Pro and have a subscription to Microsoft Office 365.  I have downloaded MS Office and all is working well except the category function in the Outlook calendar.  I am a heavy user of colour coding my meetings and appointments by client and my work/personal. When I go into the Calendar preferences I get all the preference boxes up and can access and make changes in all BUT the Categories preference.  As soon as I click on the Categories preference it acts as though the preference come up but nothing comes up.  I then have to quit Outlook to be able to access the preference menu again. I have also tried on my husband's computer, different MS Office subscription and have the same issue.  I really want to get the categories/colours working.  

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Hi @LizettePB ,

 

By any chance, do you have Legacy (old) interface or new interface?

 

See be below how they look like. Try switching to the New if you have old Legacy. 

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@Adin_Calkic I have the new.  

Hi @Adin_Calkic

Thank you for your question. I have the new. You photos were helpful to determine. Any thoughts?

Hi @LizettePB ,

 

you are welcome. So basically you can't load/see Categories at all, correct? 

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Have you tried to check for Outlook updates? It is silly, but open Word or Excel, click on Help and click on Check for Updates.

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When you said you tried to Quit the Outlook, have you tried to Force Quit or just Quit? Try Force quit. 

 

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