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Altering the form for new contacts

Hi.
I have a contact list in a program called first choice, and I need to
convert it into outlook 2007. When I try to import from excell I don't have
similar fields. So I am trying to make a new form. How can I replace the form
for a new contact with one that I've created?

Regards,
Carlos


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Hi.
I have a contact list in a program called first choice, and I need to
convert it into outlook 2007. When I try to import from excell I don't have
similar fields. So I am trying to make a new form. How can I replace the form
for a new contact with one that I've created?

Regards,
Carlos

I don't suppose there's a way to change the default Display Name for new
Contacts in Exchange 2007 to Lastname, Firstname? It was easy to change the
defaults in Exchange 2003 but 2007 doesn't appear so easy when using EMC.
--
Sandy Wood
Orange County District Attorney

To make a new default form for creating new contacts, I tried to follow the
instructions in http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?ID=39, which says

"To make a form the default for a folder, publish the form to the folder ...
.. Once you've published the form, right-click the folder, and choose
Properties. Then, select your form from the When posting to this folder list."

I couldn't figure out how to find the "folder" upon which to right-click.

I did this:
1. In Contacts: Tools/Forms/Design a Form
2. Look In "Contacts", select New Contact, Open
3. Edit the form.
4. In the form's Tools menu, select Forms/Publish Form As...
5. Look In "Contacts"
6. Choose a (unique) Display Name of RJD2. This gives a Message Class of
IPM.Contact.RJD2
7. Select Publish

At this point, I assume I've published to folder Contacts.
What window do I open so that I can do the second step, i.e. "right-click
the folder, and choose Properties", etc.?

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 selects "New
Contact from the Same Company".

Thank you for any help you might provide.
Rich

"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
> http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
> and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
> Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
> http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx
>
>
> "jonna@basberg.com" 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. See http://www.outlookcode.com/d/customimport.htm.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "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.
> >> >
> >> >
>

I have created a new contact form which I woulf like to assign as default
contact form when clicking "New Contact" also I would like to copy all
existing contacts into this new form. Thanks for your hel.

I have created a new contact form which I woulf like to assign as default
contact form when clicking "New Contact" also I would like to copy all
existing contacts into this new form. Thanks for your hel.

I have created a new contact form which I woulf like to assign as default
contact form when clicking "New Contact" also I would like to copy all
existing contacts into this new form. Thanks for your hel.

NOTICE: The extent of my VBScript knowledge is how to get to and open the
VBScript editor window--- Thats it... so if this ends up being a script
answer a walk through of what i need to do would be of help, thans everyone.

Currently MS Office 2007 - I was informed before about how to enable the
journal feature to track activities (E-Mails) ans such I perform with any
given contact. However I have a question now thatI have enabled that - Is
there a script or other program option I can enable that automatically
enables E-Mail and MS Word tracking in the journal for every new contact I
add?

For the moment it seems after adding a new contact I have to go back to
options and manually add the tracking for that contact. As I often get 5 to
20 new contacts each day I would rather have those two tracking features
enabled automatically upon adding a new contact.

Any ideas?

Ok, at work we use Outlook and when you open a new contact, it opens a new
contact in your personal contacts. However, in order to ensure we can all use
the same contacts we want to use the public folder.

Problem is this. The only way to enter a new contact into the public folder
is to choose the folder and go through the branches until you find it. Is
there a quicker route via any of the following (many at my works are too
computer illiterate and will just click on "New" and then "Contact" :

1) Can someone tell me some suitable macro code to assign to a new button
which would effectively open up the public folder and then choose a new
contact? It's such a shame that Outlook doesn't have a record macro feature

2) Is there a way to get the public folder to be a default folder?

3) Lastly, a more complex solution invoving the public folder overwriting
our personal folders every day (but this doesn't really fix the problem)

Any help would be much appreciated!!!

I just got Outlook 2007 (Office 2007), running in XP. I'm trying to get my
records more organized and learning what Journal is and how it works (as an
aside, a pointer to any good primers or learning tools would be great).

When I go in Outlook Tools Options Preferences Journal Options, under
"For these contacts," all of my new contacts are unchecked, which I'm
assuming means that Journaling is turned off for that contact.

How do I set Journal ON by default for new contacts? I couldn't find an
answer anywhere.

Thanks.

can i print my entire contact list with the notes for each contact?

Ok, so this may be common knowlege, but I don't know it.

What is the tell for new contacts and new appointments? Usually with new mail outlook makes the letters bold, but not so with new contacts and new appointments.

So if there's anyone out there who can help me I would totally appreciate it!

Thank you

I have designed a new contacts form, based on the standard Contact form in
Outlook. Whilst in Design Time, on the Properties tab, I have changed the
Icons to be used to the same as the original Contact's icons, both small and
large. However, after publishing the form, and after creating a new contact
using my form, I go into Contacts View and the Icon shown is still the
default one (namely yellow post it note with pin through) and not the one I
selected which is "CONTACTSL.ICO" and "CONTACTSS.ICO".

What am I missing?

What's the value of the Message Class property for the existing item?

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx

"bigchinguy" wrote in message ...

Sue, I tried everything you talked about, and if I create a new contact,
I get my new form. If I open an existing contact, it opens in the old
form. The "allow these forms" is greyed out.

BCG

--
bigchinguyPosted from - http://www.officehelp.in

I have designed a new contacts form, based on the standard Contact form in
Outlook. Whilst in Design Time, on the Properties tab, I have changed the
Icons to be used to the same as the original Contact's icons, both small and
large. However, after publishing the form, and after creating a new contact
using my form, I go into Contacts View and the Icon shown is still the
default one (namely yellow post it note with pin through) and not the one I
selected which is "CONTACTSL.ICO" and "CONTACTSS.ICO".

What am I missing?

Outlook 2003. We use a modified contact form as our default (a form I
created by modifying the standard contact form). Now, when new contacts are
added, they appear in the list view with a "postit" note icon rather than a
contact icon. How can I change this back to a contact icon? Thanks for the
help.
--
Dr. Doug Pruiett
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
www.goodnewsjail.org

I can set the custom form as default for new contacts. How do I get the new
form to appear as default for existing contacts?

When creating a new contact, could we have a chk box for adding journal
enteries to the contact instead of going through tools etc etc......
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I created a new contact form called XX and managed to change the message
class using the Omsgclas.doc utility. I was even able to change existing
contacts to the new XX form. When i add a new contact manually the new XX
form is used.

However when i import contacts, the old default contact form is used. How do
i change the default to import contacts into the new XX form?

I created a new contact form called XX and managed to change the message
class using the Omsgclas.doc utility. I was even able to change existing
contacts to the new XX form. When i add a new contact manually the new XX
form is used.

However when i import contacts, the old default contact form is used. How do
i change the default to import contacts into the new XX form?

Is it possible to configure Public Folders to force users to complete/fill in required fileds before being able to save a new contact? Example we want to ensure that each new contact that is submitted has a Fist Name, Last Name and Phone number before being able to save it to a contact list in Public Folders.

I am not looking for an exact how to but if you could point me to the proper documentation I would appreciate it.

Many thanks.

Is it possible and if so how to replace one of the exisiting fields in a new
contact with one called "GP Division". Can this be changed so that the new
contact screen has it when I open to create a new contact. Can a phone number
field be changed or used in this way. I want to try to modify a field on the
first screen when creating a new contact if possible for efficiency. I will
then use this field with the address fields for a mail merge.
--
Thanks for your help
Kind Regards
Mark

Hello
I have the following code for automatic journalling of new contacts.
THat means when the save button for a contact is pressed it should be
registered for jounalling
The new entry for journalling is generated if I run that part of the code
separately. But if I close the contact nothing happens. WHeres the error in
my code (code is in "DieseOutlookSitzung")
:-) careful Im beginner :-)
Thank you very much for help!!!
MIchael

Public WithEvents myItem As Outlook.ContactItem
'--------------------------------------------------------

Public Sub Initalize_Handler()
Const strCancelEvent = "Application-defined or object-defined error"

On Error GoTo ErrHandler

Set myItem = Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
Dim objContactsFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
Dim objContacts As Outlook.Items
Dim objContact As Object
Dim iCount As Integer

' Zu verwendenden Kontaktordner angeben
Set objContactsFolder = Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts)
Set objContacts = objContactsFolder.Items

iCount = 0

' Änderungen verarbeiten
For Each objContact In objContacts
If TypeName(objContact) = "ContactItem" Then
If objContact.Journal = False Then
objContact.Journal = True
objContact.Save
iCount = iCount + 1
End If
End If
Next

MsgBox "Anzahl aktualisierter Kontakte:" & Str$(iCount)

' Aufräumen
Set objContact = Nothing
Set objContacts = Nothing
Set objContactsFolder = Nothing
Exit Sub

ErrHandler:
MsgBox Err.Description
If Err.Description = strCancelEvent Then
MsgBox "The event was cancelled."
End If

End Sub
'--------------------------------------------------------

Private Sub myItem_Write(Cancel As Boolean)
Dim myResult As Integer
myItem = "soll dieser Kontakt im Journal geloggt werden?"
myResult = MsgBox(myItem, vbYesNo, "Save")
If myResult = vbNo Then
Cancel = True
End If
End Sub

I'm using Outlook 2003 and am trying to find a way to have Outlook open
a selected contact item with a customized form. I already know how to
change the default form for new contacts, and how to programmatically
change the message class of all the existing contact items to use a new
form, but I'm looking for something slightly different. Here's what I
want the end user to be able to do:

1. Select a contact in their contacts list.
2. Click a button on their toolbar that opens the selected contact
with a custom form (assigned in the programming behind the button)

Viewing/Editing a selected contact with a custom form should be
available as an -option-, not a default.

Much appreciated!

--Patrick


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