Outlook 2003: How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to a macro?

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mrtuxAsked:
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David LeeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi, mrtux.

Glad you like the macro.  Unfortunately Outlook doesn't have a means of assigning a shortcut to a macro.  How about a toolbar button instead?
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mrtuxAuthor Commented:
That's too bad.  I was hoping a running macro could "listen" for a certain keyboard combination" and then run another macro.  Thanks!
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David LeeCommented:
You can assign a shortcut to a toolbar button, so after a fashion you can achieve what you want.  
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mrtuxAuthor Commented:
I have it on my toolbar but how would I assign a keyboard shortcut to it?
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David LeeCommented:
1.  Click View > Toolbars > Customize
2.  Select the Commands tab
3.  Click the Rearrange Commands button
4.  Select Toolbat
5.  Select the toolbar with your button from the pulldown
6.  Under Controls select your button
7.  Click the Modify Selection button
8.  Select Name
9.  Enter an ampersand (i.e. &) before the letter that will be the hotkey.  The selection must be unique (i.e. cannot be in use by another control)

Pressing ALT+YourLetter will activate the button (i.e. behave as if you clicked it)

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mrtuxAuthor Commented:
I can't get it to work.  I tried a few with no luck.  I consulted a list of shortcuts (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP030842231033.aspx) and after trying a few letters I picked &8 because it was unassigned.

What am I doing wrong?
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David LeeCommented:
Oops.  I think it should be CTRL+Key instead of ALT+Key.
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mrtuxAuthor Commented:
Right on the money! Thanks!
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David LeeCommented:
You're welcome.  Sorry about that.
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