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ok i know this is fairly simple but i dont know where to start so i am hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

All i want to do is create a timer function for outlook tasks.  I probably need to design a custom form and write some visual basic code?  where do i start?

i dont want to use the timer in the journal unless i can recycle that feature in tasks.
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by:CodeCruiser
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What is it that you actually want to achieve (in functionality terms)?
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by:Kylo Ren
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All I want is to press a button in outlook to start a timer. The same way you would normally do by creating a journal entry
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 All I want is to press a button in outlook to start a timer.


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or you want to press a button to show the actual date time ??

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i would like to start a timer
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ok fine working on it will revert shortly. To help me I need to know what you want to take out as a value coz as you know the timer runs till a certain duration then it stops so how and where you want to apply the timer. I already developped the timer but need to know where so I can hv it functional for you.
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ok here it is.
download this zip file that contain a userform1 and a module and import them into outlook vba and run it and see what you get.

You should put this instruction in
workbook_Initialize
Userform1.show 0

Let me know
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Timer.zip
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Were u able to try it out ?
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by:shorvath
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Well VBA does not have a Timer Control like VB but you can simulate one.

Go to Karl Peterson's site below and download the TimerOBJ.zip file.

http://vb.mvps.org/samples/TimerObj/

Once the timer is triggered, you can then run the code to deal with you Tasks..
( need a bit more detail to help you with that )

see similar solution at   http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_27958142.html
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