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    Re: Revised posting (2003)

    In addition to the WinXP StatMenu, there is also the Quicklauch Toolbar - which can be set up to launch Outlook Items. Have a look in Outlook 2003 by choosing "startup". Out of the answers, first look under "What happened to the Office Shortcut Bar" and then under "Command-Line Switches". Among the latter, you may be particularly interested in the "/c messageclass" options. HTH
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    Re: Revised posting (2003)

    Nope. I haven't used the shortcut bar since Windows 3.11 days. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Revised posting (2003)

    I to, like Charlotte have not used it much in since Office 97 come out.
    The use of the Windows XP Start menu and Quick Launch have done away with the requirement for me.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Revised posting (2003)

    Does anyone else miss the MS Office Outlook shortcut icons that used to be included amongst the button option on the Microsoft office tools shortcut bar. I know many people have moved away from using the MS Office Shortcut Bar (which I had to go back and fetch from an older version operation system after installing Windows 2003). Perhaps MS thought users had got accustomed to the short cut bar placed just to the right of the Start Button on the systems bar at the bottom of the desktop, but I had got spoiled by the short cut icons. A one-click-away option to get to the MS Outlook New Messages, Appointments, Tasks, and Contacts buttons from somewhere without having to clear your desk top to find a desktop shortcut or open up the Outlook Window first has been a great feature. Has MS come up with a better option that I am missing somewhere? Surely they had something in mind when removing the Office Shortcut Bar tool that nicely kept their program applications and Outlook frequently used features always visible and one click away regardless of who else

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    Re: Revised posting (2003)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 28-Jan-04 14:47. See note. ;-) )</P>In the Lounge, you can revise your original posting. Look for the <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/edit.gif> icon above the main text area of your post. This helps prevents parallel conversations.

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    Re: Revised posting (2003)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by unkamunka on 10-Feb-04 13:54. )</P>Post edited by unkamunka to comply with Lounge Rules

    I'm with you, AlienViking. I upgraded to Office 2003 last week at huge expense (!) and was dismayed to find that Microsoft in their wisdom have removed the Office Shortcut Bar (OSB), which I use all the time. A search on the internet resulted in finding a program provided by a forum contributor which restores the missing bar simply and effectively. The method used was to copy MSOFFICE.EXE and the associated .dll files from his Office XP CD. Unfortunately the CD was the Portuguese version so my OSB dialog boxes are now partly in English, but mostly Portuguese. This is not a serious problem and my knowledge of Portuguese is improving by the day, but I bet there is someone out there who has done the same in English. I tried looking at my Office 2000 CD but cannot find all the .dll files necessary, which in the Portuguese XP version are MSO.DLL, MSOINTL.DLL and OSBINTL.DLL. Maybe the English version uses different .dll's? I understand it is possible to do a customised install of the OSB from an earlier CD but this means using up 40MB of hard disk space and having two versions of Office installed on the one machine.

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