How to insert or link Xcel files to Outlook tasks?


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I would like to establish a relationship between tasks which I create in
Outlook 2003 and Xcel and Word files. The task, in this case, is a reminder
to do something with the file. I have tried inserting a link, inserting the
file, and inserting a shortcut. Ideally, I would like only one version of the
Xcel or Word file and I would like it to reside as a permanent file in a
folder of my choice. In this case, I would think, some kind of link would be
most appropriate.

When I try the above, Outlook complains that the task has an "unsafe
attachment". It will allow me to close the task but when I reopen it, it will
not open the link or file. I've gotta believe that it is possible to create
this link. Please help me understand how.
 
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What is the format of the link you've already tried?

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Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

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Guest

I created a shortcut to the file in windows explorer then copied and pasted
it into the task window. Outlook blocks access calling it a potentially
unsafe attachement.

I also inseted tried Insert/Object/Link from the Insert drop down command
menu and created a new link to an excel file. Once again, Outlook blocks
access calling it a potentially unsafe attachement.
 
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Guest

Try the following format:

file://c:\foldername\filename.ext

If there are spaces in your folder names and/or filenames, enclose the whole
link in angle brackets like these: < >

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Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

*** Messages sent to my e-mail address will NOT be answered -- please reply
only to the newsgroup to preserve the message thread. ***
 

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