Open outlook with shared calendars
Posted on 2011-09-02
I Want to make an automated startup of outlook (2007 or 2003), for use as infoscreen.
A) automated start - can be anything from schedule or startup script, but must not rely on userintervention.
B) Start in calendar mode
C) Open a number of predetermined shared calendars.
Adding other calendars is trivial, clicking "open shared calendars" and selecting the ones i want to show.
I have found 2 ways to start outlook showing calendar, rather than inbox:
1) by using command line: outlook.exe /select outlook:calendar
2) tools->Settings [other], and chose calendar in "start in this folder".
Whenever i set outlook to start in calendar, it gets alzheimers and forgets which shared calendars it had open before! This behaviour happens both in 2003 and 2007
If i open it in inbox, and manually click on calendar, everything works fine, but this is against requirement A.
Is there a way, to make it remember shared calendars, or add them thru cmd line, or a macro that switches to calendar upon start ?
a little bonus question. I want outlook to show today -everyday. My solution so far has been to make a script that taskkills outlook.exe and restart it next day, clumbsy but works. The PC goes in standby every evening and wakes up again in the morning, and then restarts outlook to change date. Can this be done smarter?
Thanks in advance.