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I have edit the colors (and named) of the flags for outlook 2007.
This is how i have done it:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/outlook/HA011168451033.aspx

Although the colors are changed to the toolbar, when i clik the icon the original icon is applied to the mail and NOT the new modified one.

Any idea?
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by:CBanman
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When you say you "edited the colors" do you mean you took the Red Flag action button and changed it's color?

I'm using Outlook 2003, and I have 6 default flag colors.  When I do the procedure you have linked above it works as expected.

Let me know about the editing of the colors.
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by:ampranti
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CBanman: yes, i just edit the flag icon and name!  Nothing more!

The 2nd link i think is irellevant!
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I believe the second link shows you how to do the Outlook 2007 version of the link you posted.
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by:ampranti
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I dont want to create a color group... I want to change the icon for the flag :)
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Quote from Microsoft:

In Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, flags are not associated with colors by design. To associate a color with a flagged item, you must assign a color category to the flagged item. To assign a color to an item that is flagged with a specific criterion, such as Important, you associate the item with a color category that you create for that specific criterion.



I know you want your flags to behave like they do in Outlook 2003, but Microsoft has changed the way flags work for the 2007 version.

The Microsoft link I provided give information on 3 different items relating to colors and flags.  It's not just about creating color groups, but about how to "Assign a color category to a flagged item" and how to "Use color categories to identify items".

Give the article a full read before dismissing it as being incorrect.

Good luck.
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