Customizing Word as the editor for Outlook
Posted on 2001-06-13
I want to add a control to my message editor - Word. I have several accounts that all run through Outlook and want to be able to easily select the "from" address for whichever account I intend the particular message to
come from. What I want is a drop down list box that allows me to select one of X "from" addresses.
I know I can do this manually through the "Options" feature in the Word e-mail form but that's slow and I sometimes forget. If I had a drop down list or something similar it'd be faster and more evident that I need to do
it, especially if the default value for the list was empty, thus forcing an explicit decision every time.
I know how to open a form for editing in Outlook but am unable to cause it to open the Word e-mail form.
I'm using Word 2000 and Outlook 2000 on Exchange 2000 running in corporate mode using Internet e-mail.
The "from" button provided on the standard Word e-mail form does work, as suggested in a comment by jondexter but it requires me to enter the e-mail address from which I want the message sent. Far too many keystrokes. I'm trying to eliminate that entirely, I want to create a point and click mechanism that let's me quickly force the "from" to be any one of 4 addresses. A drop down list would be great, radio buttons would even work.