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    Information in the wrong place (Outlook 2003)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    OK I finally got down and bought yet another version of MS-Office, I have 5, 95, 97, 2000 Developer, XP, and 2003.

    I am looking at Outlook 2003, and I like the fact that you can minimize the main window, and keep the Outlook Progress dialog open. Privacy issues, this makes great sense.

    <font color=red>But</font color=red> <img src=/S/ranton.gif border=0 alt=ranton width=66 height=37>

    Why did they remove the status information, message # of messages, and the size(s), from the bottom of the Send/Receive Progress dialog to the bottom of the main window, and put it in the status bar?

    Gosh can't MS do something right?

    Now I have to squeeze the main Outlook window into a small area, just to see this great information. I don't suppose there is a way to put this info on the Progress dialog where it belongs?

    <img src=/S/rantoff.gif border=0 alt=rantoff width=66 height=37>

    I love the fact that it tells you the size of the downloaded messages, and I hope we can get to it via VBA? Can we? I see great potential if we still have the 2 GB .PST file size limitation.

    Thanks for your ideas and help. Sorry for the ranting also <img src=/S/shy.gif border=0 alt=shy width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Information in the wrong place (Outlook 2003)

    > Why did they remove the status information, message # of messages, and the size(s), from the bottom
    > of the Send/Receive Progress dialog to the bottom of the main window, and put it in the status bar?

    I can only guess at the answer, but my guess is that most people check the box to make that dialog go away, so MS was accommodating that preference.

    > Now I have to squeeze the main Outlook window into a small area, just to see this great information.

    I guess I don't understand this. Do you have your Outlook window sized so large that the status bar doesn't fit onto the screen?

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    Re: Information in the wrong place (Outlook 2003)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Jefferson

    When I say A, and write B, I mean C...

    Sorry for the confusion, but what I meant with

    <<< Now I have to squeeze the main Outlook window into a small area, just to see this great information. >>>

    is that I have to hide my messages by making the Outlook application window small to show the toolbars and the statusbar only. I resize the window to have some privacy.

    I, on the other hand, like to have the status window open, because it tells me things are working. I have seen the little checkbox, but I never hide things specially when MS says I can.

    Now I would love to be able to capture this info, and tell the user how much it will take to finish the download messages task, maybe via VBA.

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    Re: Information in the wrong place (Outlook 2003)

    > Now I would love to be able to capture this info, and tell the user how much
    > it will take to finish the download messages task, maybe via VBA.

    If this is really important, consider buying a set of third party controls for POP and IMAP mail. I compiled a list once from a web search, but that was before the big "cull." One I remember was called IP*works. Not sure how you search for something with an * in it... You also can check at VBxtras.

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