Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Posts
    1,680
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    A toolbar shortcut to... (Outlook 2003)

    I currently forward my company laptop email to my desktop PC - Outlook. Easier to work with. My company email goes to a "Work" folder beneath my Inbox. I then use this Work folder as a checklist. Presently, when I've completed or finished with an email, I right click on it, choose Follow Up | Flag Complete. This puts a small gray checkmark to the left of the email (indicating to me that the underlying task is completed).

    My question is: Is there a way to put that small gray checkmark on the toolbar. This way, I could select the appropriate email and simply click the checkmark on the toolbar to mark it. It would be cool, if clicking the checkmark a second time would clear it... Certtainly not a life or death request, just a minor time saver.

    Thanks.
    - Ricky

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: A toolbar shortcut to... (Outlook 2003)

    Copy the following macro into a module in the Visual Basic Editor:

    Sub ToggleStatus()
    Dim itm As Object
    If ActiveWindow Is Nothing Then
    Exit Sub
    End If
    Select Case TypeName(ActiveWindow)
    Case "Explorer"
    If Not ActiveWindow.Selection.Count = 1 Then
    MsgBox "Please select a single item.", vbExclamation
    Exit Sub
    End If
    Set itm = ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)
    Case "Inspector"
    Set itm = ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    End Select
    Select Case TypeName(itm)
    Case "MailItem", "MeetingItem"
    Select Case itm.FlagStatus
    Case olNoFlag
    itm.FlagStatus = olFlagMarked
    Case olFlagMarked
    itm.FlagStatus = olFlagComplete
    Case olFlagComplete
    itm.FlagStatus = olNoFlag
    End Select
    End Select
    itm.Save
    End Sub

    In Outlook itself, select Tools | Customize...
    Activate the Commands tab.
    Select Macros in the list of categories.
    Select the ToggleStatus macro (it's probably listed as Project1.ToggleStatus) and drag it to a convenient location on a toolbar.
    Right-click the new button to set its style (Default, Text Only, etc.), and to change its caption and/or button face.
    Click Close when done.
    If you wish, you can open an e-mail and repeat the above steps, so that the button will also be available when you have an e-mail open.

  3. #3
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Posts
    1,680
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Thank you and Happy New Year

    Just what I needed plus an added bonus. Click the icon once and a red flag is inserted, a second click and I get the gray check mark and third click and the flag status is cleared. Following your instructions, I had it up and running in two minutes. Works like a charm. Thank you very much.

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
    - Ricky

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •