Hi , very new to outlook, very new to creating macros etc so have used this forum really helpful the last few weeks :-)
I have staff who have multiple accounts in Outlook 2010 - a personal account and then shared
The shared accounts receive customer communications - over 1000 each per day and all with PDF
attachments which need to be printed. The email + attachment then needs to be filed in Outlook 2010. I want to automate this
as much as possible.
What I've done so far is:
1. Used the rules to set the print and then file
conditions as well as setting print options to print attachments. Result being incoming email is printed as well as the
attachment. Both are then filed.
- Seems to work fine however when testing for quality there is a problem where
many PDFs are not printed - seemingly a random thing - the file sizes are all similar, file names are all similar. Doesn't
seem to be a printer issue as the printer is printing all the emails but only some of the PDFs.
- I then found
the 'quick print' feature in Outlook and tried using that whilst manually selecting each email one at a time and found the
same thing - all the email pages work but PDFs are missed here and there.
So my question here is ?
is this an Outlook problem do you think and if so, how would you go about solving it?
2. So then thinking maybe
there is a bug in the 'rules' I thought I'd try using the VB editor. ( very new to this )
- I've found and used
the following to tell Outlook to print all unread mail arriving in the Inbox. Tested on my account at works fine.
Private WithEvents Items As Outlook.Items
Private Sub Application_Startup()
Dim Ns As Outlook.NameSpace
Set Ns = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set Items = Ns.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Items
Private Sub Items_ItemAdd(ByVal Item As Object)
If TypeOf Item Is Outlook.MailItem Then
Private Sub PrintNewItem(Mail As Outlook.MailItem)
On Error Resume Next
If Mail.UnRead Then
My questions are:
1. How do I define the right inbox to apply the macro to? I'm thinking it may
default to the staff members personal account unless I say otherwise?
2. What would I need to add to the above in
order to also file the email + attachment once printed. Or can I somehow leave the above as is and then use the rules to auto
file the emails once the above has finished running - not sure if this would work?
So my preference would be to
solve the missing PDF issue and stick with using the rules - my staff would be more comfortable using those screens to turn
it on / off as opposed to macros / VB editor etc - any other options to automate these tasks?