Copy email into Calendar entry


H

hlm6

Is it possible to copy an email into a calendar entry such as a reminder,
appt, or meeting? I was able to do this in Lotus Notes but cannot find a
command in Outlook 2007 that allows me to do the same.
 
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Brian Tillman

hlm6 said:
Is it possible to copy an email into a calendar entry such as a
reminder, appt, or meeting? I was able to do this in Lotus Notes but
cannot find a command in Outlook 2007 that allows me to do the same.

Drag the message to the Calendar folder.
 
T

Tish

Until recently I've found this a terrifically convenient feature. You can
put airline schedules, etc. directly into Calendar by dragging. However,
either something has slipped a cog on my settings or there has been an update
in Outlook 2007 that has fouled this up. It works fine on my main
workstation. I can see the item on the calendar and open it. But on my
portable and other workstations that I log onto (configured to work directly
with our Exchange on SBS 2003) I cannot open the dragged item. So I can see
that I have a flight on that day but can't read any of the infomation in the
confirming e-mail. And it's not just flights. I sometimes drag an e-mail
I've sent someone onto the calendar. I can't open and read those either.
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Are you dropping the message as an attachment or as a shortcut? I usually
just drop it and the message body fills the appointment body.

Check Help, About on each system - is the version # identical on all
computers?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



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T

Tish

Thanks for the suggeston about version checking....especially since you
reminded me where to do that step. I am working remotely with only the
portable available today so can't check the version on the main workstation
until next week. But in answer to your question on 'how' I'm getting the
items to the calendar, I'm simply dragging them onto the date and dropping
them. The window that pops up asks for a time and let's me set a reminder if
I want.

I was unaware that it was still possible to use the shortcut feature. I
loved that as it didn't clutter our workstations with multiple copies of an
item. But I thought that was eliminated several years ago. These days the
only way we've known to forward things was to send an attachment. How do you
send a shortcut in Outlook 2007? I'd like to avoid that for my calendar
items for the obvious reason and I may somehow be doing it accidentally.

Diane Poremsky said:
Are you dropping the message as an attachment or as a shortcut? I usually
just drop it and the message body fills the appointment body.

Check Help, About on each system - is the version # identical on all
computers?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
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Tish said:
Until recently I've found this a terrifically convenient feature. You can
put airline schedules, etc. directly into Calendar by dragging. However,
either something has slipped a cog on my settings or there has been an
update
in Outlook 2007 that has fouled this up. It works fine on my main
workstation. I can see the item on the calendar and open it. But on my
portable and other workstations that I log onto (configured to work
directly
with our Exchange on SBS 2003) I cannot open the dragged item. So I can
see
that I have a flight on that day but can't read any of the infomation in
the
confirming e-mail. And it's not just flights. I sometimes drag an e-mail
I've sent someone onto the calendar. I can't open and read those either.
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

You can't forward shortcuts but you can use a right click & drag and choose
between creating appointments with text, shortcuts, or attachments. Default
drag should be to include the message as text in the appointment body.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



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mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
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Tish said:
Thanks for the suggeston about version checking....especially since you
reminded me where to do that step. I am working remotely with only the
portable available today so can't check the version on the main
workstation
until next week. But in answer to your question on 'how' I'm getting the
items to the calendar, I'm simply dragging them onto the date and dropping
them. The window that pops up asks for a time and let's me set a reminder
if
I want.

I was unaware that it was still possible to use the shortcut feature. I
loved that as it didn't clutter our workstations with multiple copies of
an
item. But I thought that was eliminated several years ago. These days
the
only way we've known to forward things was to send an attachment. How do
you
send a shortcut in Outlook 2007? I'd like to avoid that for my calendar
items for the obvious reason and I may somehow be doing it accidentally.

Diane Poremsky said:
Are you dropping the message as an attachment or as a shortcut? I usually
just drop it and the message body fills the appointment body.

Check Help, About on each system - is the version # identical on all
computers?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

You can access this newsgroup by visiting
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your
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Tish said:
Until recently I've found this a terrifically convenient feature. You
can
put airline schedules, etc. directly into Calendar by dragging.
However,
either something has slipped a cog on my settings or there has been an
update
in Outlook 2007 that has fouled this up. It works fine on my main
workstation. I can see the item on the calendar and open it. But on
my
portable and other workstations that I log onto (configured to work
directly
with our Exchange on SBS 2003) I cannot open the dragged item. So I
can
see
that I have a flight on that day but can't read any of the infomation
in
the
confirming e-mail. And it's not just flights. I sometimes drag an
e-mail
I've sent someone onto the calendar. I can't open and read those
either.

:


Is it possible to copy an email into a calendar entry such as a
reminder, appt, or meeting? I was able to do this in Lotus Notes
but
cannot find a command in Outlook 2007 that allows me to do the same.

Drag the message to the Calendar folder.
 
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M

martyvree

You can't forward shortcuts but you can  use a right click & drag and choose
between creating appointments with text, shortcuts, or attachments.  Default
drag should be to include the message as text in the appointment body.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com

Outlook Tips by email:
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EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
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Thanks for the suggeston about version checking....especially since you
reminded me where to do that step.  I am working remotely with only the
portable available today so can't check the version on the main
workstation
until next week.  But in answer to your question on 'how' I'm gettingthe
items to the calendar, I'm simply dragging them onto the date and dropping
them.  The window that pops up asks for a time and let's me set a reminder
if
I want.
I was unaware that it was still possible to use the shortcut feature.  I
loved that as it didn't clutter our workstations with multiple copies of
an
item.  But I thought that was eliminated several years ago.  These days
the
only way we've known to forward things was to send an attachment.  How do
you
send a shortcut in Outlook 2007?  I'd like to avoid that for my calendar
items for the obvious reason and I may somehow be doing it accidentally..
Are you dropping the message as an attachment or as a shortcut? I usually
just drop it and the message body fills the appointment body.
Check Help, About on each system - is the version # identical on all
computers?
--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com
Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]
EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
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You can access this newsgroup by visiting
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Until recently I've found this a terrifically convenient feature.  You
can
put airline schedules, etc. directly into Calendar by dragging.
However,
either something has slipped a cog on my settings or there has been an
update
in Outlook 2007 that has fouled this up.  It works fine on my main
workstation.  I can see the item on the calendar and open it.  But on
my
portable and other workstations that I log onto (configured to work
directly
with our Exchange on SBS 2003) I cannot open the dragged item.  SoI
can
see
that I have a flight on that day but can't read any of the infomation
in
the
confirming e-mail.  And it's not just flights.  I sometimes dragan
e-mail
I've sent someone onto the calendar.  I can't open and read those
either.
:
Is it possible to copy an email into a calendar entry such as a
reminder, appt, or meeting?  I was able to do this in Lotus Notes
but
cannot find a command in Outlook 2007 that allows me to do the same.
Drag the message to the Calendar folder.

- Show quoted text -

Hi all - is it possible to make the copied entry a meeting instead of
an appointment?
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Hi all - is it possible to make the copied entry a meeting instead of
an appointment?

If you need to send it as a meeting request, click the button to invite
people.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

You can access this newsgroup by visiting
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newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.


You can't forward shortcuts but you can use a right click & drag and
choose
between creating appointments with text, shortcuts, or attachments.
Default
drag should be to include the message as text in the appointment body.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

You can access this newsgroup by
visitinghttp://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspxor
point your
newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.




Thanks for the suggeston about version checking....especially since you
reminded me where to do that step. I am working remotely with only the
portable available today so can't check the version on the main
workstation
until next week. But in answer to your question on 'how' I'm getting
the
items to the calendar, I'm simply dragging them onto the date and
dropping
them. The window that pops up asks for a time and let's me set a
reminder
if
I want.
I was unaware that it was still possible to use the shortcut feature.
I
loved that as it didn't clutter our workstations with multiple copies
of
an
item. But I thought that was eliminated several years ago. These days
the
only way we've known to forward things was to send an attachment. How
do
you
send a shortcut in Outlook 2007? I'd like to avoid that for my
calendar
items for the obvious reason and I may somehow be doing it
accidentally.
"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
Are you dropping the message as an attachment or as a shortcut? I
usually
just drop it and the message body fills the appointment body.
Check Help, About on each system - is the version # identical on all
computers?
Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]
EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]
You can access this newsgroup by visiting
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspxor point
your
newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.
Until recently I've found this a terrifically convenient feature.
You
can
put airline schedules, etc. directly into Calendar by dragging.
However,
either something has slipped a cog on my settings or there has been
an
update
in Outlook 2007 that has fouled this up. It works fine on my main
workstation. I can see the item on the calendar and open it. But
on
my
portable and other workstations that I log onto (configured to work
directly
with our Exchange on SBS 2003) I cannot open the dragged item. So I
can
see
that I have a flight on that day but can't read any of the
infomation
in
the
confirming e-mail. And it's not just flights. I sometimes drag an
e-mail
I've sent someone onto the calendar. I can't open and read those
either.
"Brian Tillman" wrote:
Is it possible to copy an email into a calendar entry such as a
reminder, appt, or meeting? I was able to do this in Lotus Notes
but
cannot find a command in Outlook 2007 that allows me to do the
same.
Drag the message to the Calendar folder.

- Show quoted text -

Hi all - is it possible to make the copied entry a meeting instead of
an appointment?
 
T

Tish

Diane: I'm still having a problem with this feature that I never had a
problem with until a couple of months ago. Since I began using Outlook 2007
I have always been able to take an e-mail message from my inbox -- right
click it ---and choose "move to" my calendar. That has been useful for
keeping all of the info in the e-mail convenient on the day of the appt. I'm
not doing anything differently than I've done before, but I can no longer
open the 'moved' e-mail messages. They are no longer in my e-mail folder so
I can't go back and open them there either. Thanks for ideas....
Diane Poremsky said:
Hi all - is it possible to make the copied entry a meeting instead of
an appointment?

If you need to send it as a meeting request, click the button to invite
people.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

You can access this newsgroup by visiting
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx or point your
newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.


You can't forward shortcuts but you can use a right click & drag and
choose
between creating appointments with text, shortcuts, or attachments.
Default
drag should be to include the message as text in the appointment body.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

You can access this newsgroup by
visitinghttp://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspxor
point your
newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.





Thanks for the suggeston about version checking....especially since you
reminded me where to do that step. I am working remotely with only the
portable available today so can't check the version on the main
workstation
until next week. But in answer to your question on 'how' I'm getting
the
items to the calendar, I'm simply dragging them onto the date and
dropping
them. The window that pops up asks for a time and let's me set a
reminder
if
I want.

I was unaware that it was still possible to use the shortcut feature.
I
loved that as it didn't clutter our workstations with multiple copies
of
an
item. But I thought that was eliminated several years ago. These days
the
only way we've known to forward things was to send an attachment. How
do
you
send a shortcut in Outlook 2007? I'd like to avoid that for my
calendar
items for the obvious reason and I may somehow be doing it
accidentally.

:

Are you dropping the message as an attachment or as a shortcut? I
usually
just drop it and the message body fills the appointment body.

Check Help, About on each system - is the version # identical on all
computers?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

You can access this newsgroup by visiting
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspxor point
your
newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.

Until recently I've found this a terrifically convenient feature.
You
can
put airline schedules, etc. directly into Calendar by dragging.
However,
either something has slipped a cog on my settings or there has been
an
update
in Outlook 2007 that has fouled this up. It works fine on my main
workstation. I can see the item on the calendar and open it. But
on
my
portable and other workstations that I log onto (configured to work
directly
with our Exchange on SBS 2003) I cannot open the dragged item. So I
can
see
that I have a flight on that day but can't read any of the
infomation
in
the
confirming e-mail. And it's not just flights. I sometimes drag an
e-mail
I've sent someone onto the calendar. I can't open and read those
either.

:


Is it possible to copy an email into a calendar entry such as a
reminder, appt, or meeting? I was able to do this in Lotus Notes
but
cannot find a command in Outlook 2007 that allows me to do the
same.

Drag the message to the Calendar folder.

Hi all - is it possible to make the copied entry a meeting instead of
an appointment?
 
G

Gordon

Tish said:
Diane: I'm still having a problem with this feature that I never had a
problem with until a couple of months ago. Since I began using Outlook
2007
I have always been able to take an e-mail message from my inbox -- right
click it ---and choose "move to" my calendar. That has been useful for
keeping all of the info in the e-mail convenient on the day of the appt.
I'm
not doing anything differently than I've done before, but I can no longer
open the 'moved' e-mail messages. They are no longer in my e-mail folder
so
I can't go back and open them there either. Thanks for ideas....
"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


Why did you "move" in the first place? Just drag the message to the
calendar - that keeps the mail in the Inbox (or whatever folder it's in...)
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Something is locking down objects. Did you update your antivirus about the
time the problem began? Install any addins?

If you have your antivirus integrated with outlook, uninstall it and
reinstall without email integration.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



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mailto:[email protected]

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Tish said:
Diane: I'm still having a problem with this feature that I never had a
problem with until a couple of months ago. Since I began using Outlook
2007
I have always been able to take an e-mail message from my inbox -- right
click it ---and choose "move to" my calendar. That has been useful for
keeping all of the info in the e-mail convenient on the day of the appt.
I'm
not doing anything differently than I've done before, but I can no longer
open the 'moved' e-mail messages. They are no longer in my e-mail folder
so
I can't go back and open them there either. Thanks for ideas....
Diane Poremsky said:
Hi all - is it possible to make the copied entry a meeting instead of
an appointment?

If you need to send it as a meeting request, click the button to invite
people.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

You can access this newsgroup by visiting
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx or point
your
newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.


You can't forward shortcuts but you can use a right click & drag and
choose
between creating appointments with text, shortcuts, or attachments.
Default
drag should be to include the message as text in the appointment body.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

You can access this newsgroup by
visitinghttp://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspxor
point your
newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.





Thanks for the suggeston about version checking....especially since
you
reminded me where to do that step. I am working remotely with only
the
portable available today so can't check the version on the main
workstation
until next week. But in answer to your question on 'how' I'm
getting
the
items to the calendar, I'm simply dragging them onto the date and
dropping
them. The window that pops up asks for a time and let's me set a
reminder
if
I want.

I was unaware that it was still possible to use the shortcut
feature.
I
loved that as it didn't clutter our workstations with multiple
copies
of
an
item. But I thought that was eliminated several years ago. These
days
the
only way we've known to forward things was to send an attachment.
How
do
you
send a shortcut in Outlook 2007? I'd like to avoid that for my
calendar
items for the obvious reason and I may somehow be doing it
accidentally.

:

Are you dropping the message as an attachment or as a shortcut? I
usually
just drop it and the message body fills the appointment body.

Check Help, About on each system - is the version # identical on
all
computers?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

You can access this newsgroup by visiting
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspxor point
your
newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.

Until recently I've found this a terrifically convenient feature.
You
can
put airline schedules, etc. directly into Calendar by dragging.
However,
either something has slipped a cog on my settings or there has
been
an
update
in Outlook 2007 that has fouled this up. It works fine on my
main
workstation. I can see the item on the calendar and open it.
But
on
my
portable and other workstations that I log onto (configured to
work
directly
with our Exchange on SBS 2003) I cannot open the dragged item.
So I
can
see
that I have a flight on that day but can't read any of the
infomation
in
the
confirming e-mail. And it's not just flights. I sometimes drag
an
e-mail
I've sent someone onto the calendar. I can't open and read those
either.

:


Is it possible to copy an email into a calendar entry such as
a
reminder, appt, or meeting? I was able to do this in Lotus
Notes
but
cannot find a command in Outlook 2007 that allows me to do the
same.

Drag the message to the Calendar folder.
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -

Hi all - is it possible to make the copied entry a meeting instead of
an appointment?
 
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