troubleshooting Question

Outlook 2003 VBA, attach file from a certain folder

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When sending an email message the paperclip button opens the "Insert File" dialog box. I want to write my own code to do that.

I found the "Insertfile method" which will automatically insert a file. However I want to be able to pick a file every time from a file list.

What I really want is to be able make a few different insert file buttons. Each one will always go to a certain folder. The built in button (the paperclip) always goes to to last used folder. I do a lot of attaching, and I am sick of the extensive folder tree hunts I have to do to attach files.

I use Word as me email editor.

This is one solution that doesn't work:

Sub Attach1()

    ChangeFileOpenDirectory _
        "C:\Documents and Settings\tsuser\My Documents\Solutions\Invoices\"

    SendKeys "%IL", True
    'The above line should send Alt+I, wich opens the insert menu, and then the L selects the "file..." menu item.
End Sub

When I run that macro the "Mark Citation" box opens.

However when I manualy type Alt+I, L the proper dialog box opens.
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