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Change the Layout of the Outlook 2013/2016 and OWA Preview Pane

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The Outlook email client has long allowed users to modify the display settings so that the preview pane, or the reading pane, shows on the right side, at the bottom, or doesn’t show at all.

Where you position your reading pane is a matter of personal preference, but if you decide to change it up, you can follow the steps in the video above or in the text below.

In Outlook Online/Outlook Web App:

  1. Click the gear menu, and select Display settings.
  2. Click Reading pane.
  3. From there, choose Show reading pane on the rightShow reading pane at bottom, or Hide reading pane.

In Outlook 2013/2016:

  1. Go to the View tab.
  2. Click on the Reading Pane icon.
  3. From there, select Right, Bottom, or Off.

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