Today I was about to send an email when I've noticed that on the Compose screen most ribbons were missing. Ribbons like 'Insert', 'Table' (IIRC), were just not there. All I got was a super simple compose window with a handful of formatting options.

Do you know how can I re enable all the lost formatting tools?

Current Compose Window, note how many formatting options are not present Current Window



To add the Ribbon on/off to your Tool bar right click on it and select "Customize Toolbar".

In the new window, drag the Ribbon to your Tool bar.


The ribbon you are showing is already the standard version on MS Outlook 2011.

It can not be further customized, unlike the other MS office products.

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