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Company Name of Outlook 2002

To manage the creating of multiple new contacts under the same company name, is there a way to write the codes, in Outlook 2002, to have the Company Name field display a drop down list of all the company name entered before? User can select the company name from the drop down list when creating a new contact. If the company name is not in the drop down list, user can enter a new company name in it.


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interco
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Asta CuCommented:
Looks like you're trying to work with Autocomplete.  Unclear if you upgraded Outlook 2002 from Outlook 2000, but if so, this is important and will help you.
OL2002: Autocomplete May Not Function Correctly After You Upgrade from Outlook 2000 Internet Mail Only to Outlook 2002
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q287854&LN=EN-US&rnk=2&SD=msdn&FR=0&qry=autocomplete&src=DHCS_MSPSS_msdn_SRCH&SPR=OL2002&

When you have 1,000 names in the name cache (the maximum that Outlook allows) and you start Outlook, there is a noticeable delay in displaying the drop-down list when you type a name from the cache .... more here
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q292928&LN=EN-US&rnk=5&SD=msdn&FR=0&qry=autocomplete&src=DHCS_MSPSS_msdn_SRCH&SPR=OL2002&

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Asta CuCommented:
OL2002: New Features That Are Available in Outlook 2002
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q287496&LN=EN-US&rnk=8&SD=msdn&FR=0&qry=autocomplete&src=DHCS_MSPSS_msdn_SRCH&SPR=OL2002&

AutoComplete Addressing : As an e-mail address, e-mail alias, or as an entered name, Outlook offers to complete the address, alias, or names, based on addresses, aliases, or names that e-mail messages that you have previously sent to. This is enabled by default, and you can disable it by clicking Options on the Tools menu, clicking E-mail Options on the Preferences tab, and then clicking Advanced E-mail Options

Good luck, plenty of information above.
":0) Asta
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intercoAuthor Commented:
My Outlook 20002 is not an upgarded from Outlook 2000. I am entering the data into OL2002 from the scratch.

Hope I am wrong. It seems that the AutoComplete function is not what I need.

If there are multiple contacts with the same Company Name, I need to type in the Company Name for each contact again and again. This is very annoying and inacurate.

If the Company Name is a drop down list, showing all the company names have been enter before in the contact database, the user can select the company name from the list or enter a new name as needed.
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Asta CuCommented:
This article describes how you can use Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) and Outlook to populate a ComboBox control with the FullName field of all of your contacts.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290818
Perhaps helpful.
Asta

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Asta CuCommented:
OL2002: How to Programmatically Update Company Names (Q294360)
http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q294360
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intercoAuthor Commented:
It seems that these are very complicated VBA codings for me to learn.  Are there Outlook 2002 developer who can help me to implement this feature on my Outlook 2002? Of course, reasonable fee proposal will be considered.
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Asta CuCommented:
Hi,

Hopefully someone here will come along and help you further, I am swamped, sorry to say.
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q294360&
OL2002: How to Programmatically Update Company Names also does give you some of what you're looking for, and does include some specific macros, if you haven't had a chance to check it out.

Asta
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bruintjeCommented:
Hello interco

this question is open for more then 2 months
time to clean up
if not stated otherwise

my recom will be
-PAQ
-points to astaec (there's enough of what's needed in here, if you still need to implement it let me know through a comment i think i can help you out here)
-this will be finalized by an EE Moderator
-with no further update (25.10.2002)

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS ANSWER

HAGD:O)Bruintje
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NetminderCommented:
Per recommendation, force-accepted.

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