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    Follow-up Flag: none? (Outlook 2003 SP1)

    I was experimenting with views in my contacts folder today. I set it to view By Follow-up Flag, then to Sort By Follow-up Flag, so I could collapse the list without flags and print the view. I got the results shown below -- two categories showing no follow-up flag.

    As I reviewed the contacts in the short list, I realized they all had been flagged for follow-up in the past, but no amount of flag clearing would move them from the short list of no-flag to the long list of no-flag. Some of these contacts had their flags added and removed in a prior version of Outlook.

    I'm really not sure this is worth pursuing, but it does make me wonder if this kind of thing might affect other sorted views. And it's just not tidy. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Anyone have any thoughts on: a) how to scrub a follow-up flag or [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] whether this might be a bigger issue?

    Thanks,
    Kim

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    Re: Follow-up Flag: none? (Outlook 2003 SP1)

    Hi

    I have a litte more to add and another screen shot.

    If I view by Flag Status I only get two groups -- Followup Flag and Unflagged (see below). This is clearly the best way to group to print.

    But my original questions still stand.

    Thanks all,
    Kim

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    Re: Follow-up Flag: none? (Outlook 2003 SP1)

    You can scrub them manually of course, but since I also dislike them, and I dislike outdated Voting Buttons even more, I have code a bit like this. I expanded it to cover both a single opened item or a selection of items in a folder, and tested it very briefly. Let me know if it errors out. And if you want to leaving Voting Options intact, delete the two corresponding lines in the code.

    Sub KillVotingRequestAndClearFlag()
    Dim itmSel As Object
    Dim lngC As Long

    If TypeName(Application.ActiveWindow) = "Explorer" Then
    Set itmSel = ActiveExplorer.Selection
    Else
    Set itmSel = ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    End If

    If TypeName(itmSel) = "Selection" Then
    For lngC = 1 To itmSel.Count
    With itmSel(lngC)
    .VotingOptions = ""
    .FlagStatus = olNoFlag
    .Save
    End With
    Next lngC
    Else
    With itmSel
    .VotingOptions = ""
    .FlagStatus = olNoFlag
    .Save
    End With
    End If
    Set itmSel = Nothing
    End Sub
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    Re: Follow-up Flag: none? (Outlook 2003 SP1)

    John,

    Thank you for responding -- I didn't get back to this until this morning. I do get an error message at the

    With itmSel(lngC)
    .FlagStatus = olNoFlag
    End With

    It's Run-time error 438 Object doesn't support this property or method. Help for FlagStatus says this is a property of the MailItem Object or MeetingItem Object.

    I couldn't find any flag or reminder property for a ContactItem. This might explain the behavior in the first place.

    Kim

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    Re: Follow-up Flag: none? (Outlook 2003 SP1)

    Looks like Outlooks Object Model exposure has tripped me up. As you noted, FlagStatus is a MessageItem property, and since users can Flag a Contact, I assumed that the same property would exist for Contacts. I was wrong. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15> I don't have any further advice for you.
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