Lean GTD 2007 for Outlook 2010

Reader bgbuffalo was so kind to point out that my macro package for simplifying GTD with Outlook 2007, Lean GTD 2007, didn’t work with Outlook 2010. It’d be a bonus if it did, of course! So, although I don’t yet have Outlook 2010, we worked together to get a version that could execute in Outlook 2010. Thanks!

As a result, I’ve commented two lines in the code that should be removed in order to get it to work. The backside is that you won’t get email attachments to tasks and appointments, only the text itself in the notes. But those disappear in sync anyway, so that’s not such a big issue. So if you want to use the macros with Outlook 2010, remove those two lines. (Search for “Outlook 2010″ in the code.)

Please drop me a note if you know how to properly attach emails to tasks and appointments in Outlook 2010 VBA; then I’d be able to fix this properly.


3 thoughts on “Lean GTD 2007 for Outlook 2010

  1. ideasmiths April 30, 2011 / 7:17 am

    Hi, there was an known bug in Outlook2010 that cause an error when the traditional attachments.add method is used on any outlook item (eg mailitem). It took me several days to found this unofficial ‘bug’.

    So the workaround is to find a temporary storage area, save the email itself there as a msg, then attachments.add msg.

    I followed the wordpress links back to yours, sigh, if I had googled successfully and found your macros, I wouldn’t have banged my head for a few days reinventing the wheel.

    My macros works for outlook2010 and I don’t have outlook 2007. I’ll take a look and see if I can adapt your macros for the benefits of all GTD users

  2. Thomas Drakengren April 30, 2011 / 10:00 pm

    Hi, thanks a lot for that info! I’d love if you could find how to adapt my macros to Outlook 2010. I’m just in the process of switching from Outlook 2007. Seems that I should really try to integrate it better, too, since my shortcut keys don’t seem to work any more.

  3. ideasmiths May 9, 2011 / 5:11 am

    I have in April 2011 started programming several GTD macros for Outlook2010 and several of the functions works similarly to yours. However, Outlook2010 has this User Interface (UI) that needed Addins and I cannot access via VBA. So adding the buttons on the toolbar using a setup routine that you had is at the moment out of my capabilities/time. The user has to add in the macro buttons manually to implement the functions. I’ll work on improving the macros/functions/user interface as I go along……

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