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How to assign a hot key to a macro in Microsoft Outlook

Posted on 2011-09-03
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I have the following code:

Sub ChangeCurrentView()
Dim myOlExp As Outlook.Explorer

Set myOlExp = Application.ActiveExplorer
If myOlExp.CurrentView = "Verzonden aan" Then
myOlExp.CurrentView = "Compact"
Else
myOlExp.CurrentView = "Verzonden aan"
End If
End Sub

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I want a shortkey like alt+u or ctrl+alt+u or what ever to be bind to this code.

Anyone knows a solution how i can make this?
I am using Outlook 2010.
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Question by:RemcoVi
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Hello Remco, here's a tutorial about macro's in Outlook. There's a part where they set the hotkey to Alt-1, I can't test for you now so can you try and see if you can change to your desired hotkey?
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by:RemcoVi
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This is not possible in Outlook 2010 i think , because i can't find the toolbar options or anything described in that link you gave.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Ok, just found something here, you can add your code as a button to the quick access toolbar (and you will get an <alt> shortcut automatically).

Click the File tab, click Options to open the Outlook Options dialog box, and then click Quick Access Toolbar, follow steps at "Making Macros Accessible".
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by:RemcoVi
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Problem with this is that the shortcut key is ALT + R -> Y -> 1

Thats not an easy shortcut.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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You are correct, this is not a easy shortcut :). I've been looking a bit more into it and it seems that it is not possible to assign custom shortcuts (like alt-u) in Outlook to macro's.

Instead, you could use a tool like Auto Hotkey to either perform the function you want in Outlook (linked to alt-u).
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slycoder earned 500 total points
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I suggest using "Alt+F8" then selecting it from the list.  Seems to be the fastest, most reliable.

Thanks
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by:RemcoVi
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In practise this seems the best alternative. Thank you for your response.
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