Updated Outlook Macro for Creating Appointments

Last year I created a simple macro for Microsoft Outlook 2007 that automatically created an appointment from an email, adding the recipients to the appointment invite.  Apparently there has been quite a bit of interest in this, most recently someone asked if it could be modified so that it would work with the previewed email…


Adding a VBA Macro to Outlook

Silly me.  When I posted the macros to create Outlook appointments based on email messages and to schedule your drive time, I failed to explain how to add VBA Macros to Outlook.  Well here’s how: For the macro that you want to add, like NewMeetingRequest.bas, right-click on the file hyperlink in Internet Explorer and select Save Target…


Scheduling your Drive Time in Outlook

When I posted the simple macro to create an appointment from an email message, I got a message from a colleague, Kurt Shintaku, who came up with an idea for a time-saving Outlook macro when working with one of his customers: create a “Drive Time” appointment immediately before an existing appointment.  I wrote this short macro while waiting for my airplane…


Creating an Outlook Appointment based on an Email Message

I’ve always wanted to do this:  I get an email message and I want to create an appointment from the the message.  It’s a simple task and I found that this was one of the goals of Chandler in the book that I’m reading right now, Dreaming in Code by Scott Rosenberg.  Incidentally, I just…