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    Hi

    Is it possible, through VBA, to create your own keyboard shortcuts in Outlook. A colleague is using Outlook 2010 and wants to know if he can create his own keyboard shortcut specifically for Paste Special. It sounds pedantic I know, but he wants to be able to use ALT+E+S as this works in Word and Excel but not Outlook. Can it be done and, if so, what would be the code?

    Thanks, Laurie

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    This was not possible in earlier versions of Outlook: you could not create keyboard shortcuts either through the UI or using VBA. (In the menu/toolbar interface, you could use an accelerator key, e.g., Alt+E, but not a sequence unless it was a menu.) Maybe 2010 has some new options?

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    Outlook 2010 does not appear to have added any direct accelerator keys, and it still doesn't have an Application.OnKey Method, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...ctModelChanges. However (from that same page) it has opened up the UI more, including menu extension, so he may be able to do something: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee692172.aspx At this time I don't have 2010, perhaps another Lounger who has toyed with Outlook 2010's UI can assist with code.
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    Thanks for your replies. I'm surprised you can't do this in Outlook, but there you go.

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