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    Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    I've got a (pretty good) grip on how to put web links on the Navigation Pane...

    But how can I put page pinks on a menu? In Outlook. IOW, I want the link to open up in Outlook, just like a shortcut link can.

    I can get them to open a browser windows outside of Outlook, but what do I do to get it open *inside* of the Outlook pane?

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    I don't have 2003, but experimenting with 2002:
    Create a shortcut on the Outlook bar to a folder or file location (I don't think it matters)
    Right click it and select Properties
    Click on the Home Page tab, fill in the URL and select "Show home page by default...."
    This should bring up the web page in the main window, but be aware that it will use the IE engine to do this.

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    Leif:

    Yea, but I don't think you can move that to a menu, can you?

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    Have you tried customising the Menu bar?
    Right Click the menu bar, Customize, Commands > New Menu...

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    Leif:

    I did... But I couldn't find any way to just put a folder up there (and set the properties,homepage etc.), and if you just put a link in there, which you can, it doesn't open up in Outlook, but in IE instead, outside of Outlook...

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    I can get my 'Homepage' as a menu item which opens up within Outlook.
    Perhaps it's a limitation within OL2003...

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    Leif:

    That one worked for me too... Now try it with a path that YOU pick, instead of a pre-configured one...

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    Sorry - I haven't got time to experiment any more.

    Is IE your default browser?

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    Leif:

    Yes, IE is my default... I've tried others too...

    When (if) you do find the time, and are able to solve it, please fill me in...

    Don't know why they got rid of a perfectly fine working component of Outlook...

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    >>> Don't know why they got rid of a perfectly fine working component of Outlook...

    YOu didn't say it had been working before - can you explain how it was done previously and with which version of Outlook?

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    Leif:

    In 2000 (IE 6), you could, using the Web toolbar, type in an address and, after reaching the page, copy the address and then right-click on the Outlook bar, and one of the choices is /was to set up a web link... Piece of cake... and the page, when accessed would show up *in* the Outlook params, not as a separate browser window.

    That way you could set up all your news pages etc. for access directly within Outlook.

    And *now*.........

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    >>> ...and then right-click on the Outlook bar, and one of the choices is /was to set up a web link...

    Yes, we know you can add a link on the Outlook bar, but you are asking for a Menu item and suggesting that it was a 'working component of Outlook'. I'm just interested to know how it was being done before.

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    Re: Webpage links on Menus (MSO 2003)

    I was able to put them in the menu too... Unless I've gone completely daft...(sigh..)

    It was (is) all part of the same sequence I used to put e-mail addresses in the menu to be able to start an e-mail from a menu link...

    Chuck
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