Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-31

Use the Details Templates editor to customize the client-side graphical user interface (GUI) presentation of object properties that are accessed by using address lists in the Microsoft Outlook client application. For example, when a user opens an address list in Outlook, the properties of a particular object are presented as defined by the details template in the Exchange organization.

You can also use the Exchange Management Shell to manage details templates. For more information, see Set-DetailsTemplate and Get-DetailsTemplate.

You can use the Details Templates editor to customize the following Outlook objects:

The objects may be customized by changing field sizes, adding or removing fields, adding or removing tabs, and rearranging fields. The layout of these templates can vary by language.

When you select Details Templates in the console tree, a list of templates appears in the details pane. The following actions are available by right-clicking the template name.


Click Restore to restore a template to its original configuration.

When you restore a template, all customization is lost, and the template is restored to its original configuration.

Click Edit to open the Details Template editor. The Details Template editor displays the following panes:

  • Toolbox pane   The toolbox pane appears at the far left of the Details Template editor. Drag objects from the toolbox pane to the designer pane. You can add the following elements to the template:

    • Check box

    • Edit text box

    • Group box

    • Label

    • List box

    • Multivalued drop-down box

    • Multivalued list box

    Not all of the elements are available for all template types.
  • Designer pane   The designer pane appears in the middle of the Details Template editor. In the designer pane, you can design the template to meet your organization's specifications. Select an item and edit the object's properties in the properties pane. In addition, you can move or resize objects in the template. To delete an object, select the object, and then press DELETE on your keyboard. To save your changes, from the File menu, click Save.

    The Details Template editor does not contain an Undo button, nor can you use a keyboard shortcut to undo an action. To undo an addition you made to the template, you must use the DELETE key. To undo a deletion, you must reapply the setting. You can also revert to the original settings by exiting the Details Template editor without saving your changes. If you want to undo changes after you have saved, you can restore the template. When you restore a template, all customization is lost, and the template is restored to its original configuration.
  • Properties pane   Use the properties pane to edit the properties of an object on the designer pane. For example, you can change the text, height, width, or position of an object.

For More Information

For more information about the Details Template editor, see the following topics: