Have you ever received an e-mail with a lot of attached picture files in Outlook? To say the least, it is somewhat painful to double-click the little attachment icons in the message header one-by-one to view each picture.
With a little Outlook macro magic, you can easily build a nice little helper form with VBA and the Outlook Object Model to make this process far more manageable. Full instructions are in this article on MSDN:
Office Developer Center: Viewing Multiple Picture Attachments in Outlook 2003:
COMMENTS RESTORED FROM BACKUP:Wed 4/27/2005 2:33 AM Paule
I am a extreme newbie to VBA. BUT I was tired of not being able to open multiple pictures in Outlook 2003 as I did in a prior version. When I googled to the MSDN site I was pleased to try to get the macro/script to work. I had no success. Again I Googled and found this Blog. WOW what a great site and help. It all works now plus I learned more about security digital signatures. Now my downloaded Acess templates from Microsoft work using this information. Thanks!!! 😉
Wed 4/27/2005 10:12 PM ClearYourSix
Even better, how would I go about simplifying the procedure so that upon click of the button, it automatically opens all files in the default viewer without pulling up the userform?
Thu 4/28/2005 3:32 PM Eric Legault http://blogs.officezealot.com/legault
ClearYourSix: That wouldn’t be too hard to do. Most of the code to save the attachment files and send it to a viewer is already there, you just have to move it around so that it works without the form and when called from a custom command bar button or a macro.
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