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    Journal default entry type (O2K SP3)

    I don't use the Journal for very many things - I've turned off all of its auto-tracking capabilities and principally use it to record 'Notes' with a little more detail and ease-of-use than the Notes feature gives. I enabled the 'New Item' row in the display to make recording items a little easier, but the ony entry type this allows is a phone call.

    I would like to change the default entry type to 'Note' instead of 'Phone Call', but there doesn't seem to be any way to do this from within Outlook, even by trying to modify the form. Is there a registry tweak that can be applied to force the Journal to behave the way I want it to?

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    Re: Journal default entry type (O2K SP3)

    Thanks. However, the article detailed how to add a new journal item type, but did not address how to set a different default type. Maybe I could just remove the key for 'Phone Call' and see what Journal tries to do then? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Journal default entry type (O2K SP3)

    ooops. sorry about that. there were some other posts on a search i was doing that asked about adding a journal entry type. I too have not be able to find how to change the default. If you find out, I would be very interested in knowing that as well.

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    Re: Journal default entry type (O2K SP3)

    Well, just to see what would happen I went and deleted the 'Phone Call' key and reopened Outlook. When I created a new Journal item there was no default entry type showing, but it left no option to create a phone call journal item as well. I restored the deleted key and the option came back - as the default option. Now I'm thinking about trying a little 'reconstructive surgery' - Delete the 'Note' key, rename the 'Phone Call' key to 'Note', and then use the KB article's directions and create a new 'Phone Call' item. Still, a lot of effort for something that ideally would be 'switchable' on its own.

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