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    Web pages In Outlook (MSO 2003)

    If I want to load a web page, but have it load *inside* the Outlook platform, I know I can use a shortcut.

    If I am using the following code to have a macro load a web page, is there a way to modify this code to have the page load inside of Outlook instead of in a separate browser window?

    Sub WOPR()
    Shell "crogram filesinternet exploreriexplore.exe http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/login.pl?Cat=", vbNormalFocus
    End Sub

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    Re: Web pages In Outlook (MSO 2003)

    The "Shell" is the Windows command prompt. That command line tells the shell specifically to use iexplore.exe which is the main program file for Internet Explorer.

    Outlook has a number of startup switches that you can use to control how its starts up, but I'm not aware of any for "load a web page." You might check the in-product help, and check at Microsoft.com regarding any little known switches, or Google for "undocumented" ones.

    What's wrong with using a shortcut inside Outlook?

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    Re: Web pages In Outlook (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

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    What's wrong with using a shortcut inside Outlook?
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    In the older version, Nada, but in 2003, it's more than just a shortcut. You've got to in fact set up a folder for each shortcut and THEN a shortcut to that folder...

    I was hoping I could get around this a little with menu items (macros), but they open browser windows, NOT within Outlook itself.

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    Re: Web pages In Outlook (MSO 2003)

    I was poking around with the web menus (View | Toolbars | Web), but it is limited to the URL MRU list, and the macro equivalents seem limited to either a search page or the home page:

    Activeexplorer.CommandBars.FindControl(, 1016).Execute ' Load home page
    Activeexplorer.CommandBars.FindControl(, 1740).Execute ' ? - last used address
    Activeexplorer.CommandBars.FindControl(, 1922).Execute ' Search Web

    But they do load within the Item pane, if that helps!
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    Re: Web pages In Outlook (MSO 2003)

    John:

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    But they do load within the Item pane, if that helps!
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    Every bit helps... At least YOU know what you're looking for, so you're already 15 steps ahead of me...

    There's got to be a way, 'cause the pages MS wants to load in Outlook, do. It's, in effect, the same call that Outlook uses to call a folder homepage, just without the folder...

    They should give me an office in Redmond, with "Troublemaker" on the door, I guess...

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