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Outlook Categories Toolbar

How can i create a toolbar which has all the categories as buttons (or a dropdown box since there are about 20 categories)
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Hi, awesomejohn19.

What version of Outlook?
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As far as I know this cannot be done in outlook natively. However there is a third party app called Category Manager 3.0 that will put all of your categories in a side-bar. You can try it for free for 30 days. http://www.vboffice.net/product.html?pub=20&lang=en&cmd=detail&id=2006063
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Outlook 2003
This can be done with a simple bit of scripting.  Which do you prefer, buttons or a dropdown menu?
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Buttons would be easier but the number of categories I would like to use is around 20 so I guess dropdown would be better.
20 isn't too many if you prefer buttons.
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ok than buttons would be great :)
One more question.  Do you plan to use this with messages you've received or with messages you're sending, or both?
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received messages only
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If all worked correctly, then you should see a new toolbar with numbered buttons.  Mouse over a button and you'll see a tooltip displaying the category name.  Click a button and that category will be added to the currently selected item.  
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Perfect, thanks a lot
You're welcome.  Glad I could help.