Sue...my question is similar to the very first question on this thread.
Maybe you can help me.
I've created a custom Contact form with some special fields. I have
associated it with the proper shared Contact folder we have in the Public
folders area. When my users create a new contact in this folder the correct
special form pops up. However when a user opens a Contact in this folder,
the correct special form opens properly, but if the user selects "New Contact
from the Same Company" in the contact only the default contact form appears,
NOT the special custom contact form I created.
How can I get my special contact form to be used when a user
Contact from the Same Company".
Thank you for any help you might provide.
"Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> Nobody said it was impossible, only that it would take a
little extra effort or expense. People have been importing data into Outlook from a variety of sources for some 10 years, so
there are plenty of code samples available. Whether it's worth the effort is, of course, up to you to decide.
> Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
> Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
> Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
> "firstname.lastname@example.org" wrote in message news:6CE24200-9F33-4FCE-A40A-6BDA44583A92@microsoft.com...
> > Sue, this sounds totally insane to me...
> > You write: "However, Outlook doesn't support importing to a custom form or
> > to custom
> > fields. You'd have to write custom code or use a third-party application. "
> > If this really is true, I will consider going back to good ole DOS, in my
> > Open Access DB I never had any problems with forms/masks etc. - and you tell
> > us that Bill Gates has not been able to offer us a possibility to import data
> > to a contact file, let's say from Access .mdb if the form has been redesigned?
> > I have been waisting ONE day with this totally stupid problem, it simply HAS
> > TO BE POSSIBLE...
> > And MS beeing totally without the will to perform what I would call normal
> > service. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE?????????
> > People are walking on the moon, and here we are not able to import contacts
> > to a contacts database; mapping our new fields???????????? ...
> > I'm sorry Sue, but this - to me - sounds totally mentally retarded from
> > Microsoft!!
> > BR
> > Jonna Basberg, Oslo, Norway ...
> > ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
> > "jim&Ekriktz" wrote:
> >> I was able to successfully write a code to get the imported forms to open
> >> in my new form. Thanks.
> >> "Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >> > Outlook doesn't support importing to a custom form. You'd have to write custom code or use a third-party application.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "jim&Ekriktz" wrote in message news:05957068-C2BC-4A2A-92C4-F1763FDB0C03@microsoft.com...
> >> > > Now I need to figure out how to import an excel spreadsheet to my new
> >> > > contacts form.
> >> >
> >> >