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    Putting a Read Receipt button on the Toolbar (2003 SP-1)

    Call me lazy if you are so inclined, but I'm wanting to know if it is possible to add a "Read Receipt" button on the Toolbar in the new message window. I've looked through the "Customize" options and I can't seem to find this particular item. Yes, I am aware that you can click, "Options" and then check the read receipt item. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Putting a Read Receipt button on the Toolbar (

    I think you would have to write a macro, then you could add a button to run the macro.

    The critical line of code could be something like:

    activeinspector.CurrentItem.ReadReceiptRequested = true

    Naturally, error checking could be added. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Putting a Read Receipt button on the Toolbar (

    I haven't written a macro before. In fact, I don't even know what a macro looks like. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/giggle.gif>

    Is there enough information in the Help section that would give me what I need to know? Or could you supply the necessary steps along with the exact script?

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    Re: Putting a Read Receipt button on the Toolbar (

    There ought to be a book at Amazon.com, "My First Macro". <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Outlook probably is the most confusing of the Office applications in which to write macros, but this one seems fairly easy.
    1. <LI>To get started, check that your macro security level is "Medium". Tools>Macro>Security... If it is High or Low, change it to Medium. You may have to restart Outlook to make this take effect. Bad news: you may get prompted to Enable Macros every time you start Outlook. Good news: it's better than letting macros run without knowing about it.

      <LI>Create a new macro. Tools>Macro>Macros..., then type in a name such as AddReadReceipt and click the Create button. Outlook should open the VBE (Visual Basic Editor) and display something similar to this:

      <UL>Sub AddReadReceipt()

      End Sub

    With your blinking insertion point on the blank line in the middle there.

    <LI>Paste in the line of code from further up this thread, or whatever other code you want to run. Use Ctrl+S to save your work, then close the VBE window and return to Outlook.

    <LI>With a new message open, right-click in the toolbar area and choose Customize... (or use Tools>Customize... if you prefer). On the Commands tab, under Categories (the left listbox), click Macro. On the right you should see your new macro (the name may start with something long and useless, but you should be able to confirm that it's the right one). Drag the macro name to the place you want the button and it should then create a button displaying that long name.

    <LI>Without closing the Customize dialog, right-click your new button and choose your display style. You can display text only, a graphic only, or a combination of these. You can edit the text, you can change the default image, you can have fun and waste time. You may have to right-click between changes. Once your button is finished, close the Customize dialog.[/list]
    Now, if you have drawn a fancy button, or written a complex macro, you may want to back them up. If memory serves, toolbar customizations are stored in a file named outcmd.dat, while macros are stored in VbaProject.OTM, both of which are in the Application DateMicrosoftOutlook folder under your profile.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Putting a Read Receipt button on the Toolbar (

    Marvelous..... sounds easy enough for even me to do. Thanks for this. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/BigThumbUp.gif>

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