How To Bring Back Tools Menu In Outlook 2010 And 2013


    Outlook 2013

Microsoft attempts to bring out changes in its Outlook application every time it releases new versions. One of the latest changes it has incorporated with its Outlook 2010 and 2013 versions is the Ribbon Interface. Needless to say, it is an entirely new feature, which are found in both Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013.

The new ribbon feature can be more of a confusing element than a useful feature for those who are used to the classic style interface of Outlook 2002, 2003 and 2007. For those of them, Outlook has provided some Microsoft Outlook tools and tips, using which they can bring back the tools menu even if they have not installed the Classic Menu software of Office suite 2010 or Office Suite 2013.


  • Navigate to the Menus tab and select Tools menu, which lies close to the Actions menu on the toolbar.
  • Outlook will now display the Tools drop-down menu.
  • In the latest versions of Outlook such as Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013, the tools menu is not listed as it used to be in the classic versions. The commands and icons of tools can be found scattered at various places in the ribbon.
  • For instance, Send/Receive All Folders is located at the left corner on Send/Receive tab in Microsoft Outlook 2010/2013. Similarly, you can locate the Cancel All option in the Download group.


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  • To locate the Address Book in Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013, go to Names group on Message tab and find the Address Book icon close to the Check Names option.

Although the Classic Menu is absent in the latest Outlook versions such as Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013, Microsoft Outlook tools let you bring it back in these versions. There is a feature for Outlook transition to the old UI using Classic Menu for Office/Outlook.

The Classic Menu for Office/Outlook software comes packed with Microsoft Office suites. If you have the valid activation code for the Office Suite, you can download the Classic Menu for Office/Outlook software for free from online.

In spite of the latest changes in its appearance, Outlook continues to be one of the most popular Email clients in the world. Obviously, there are competitors, who allure users with multiple features. However, they haven’t so far succeeded in denting the reputation of Outlook.