Outlook - OUTLOOK 2010 - OPEN A NETWORK DIRECTORY

Asked By ANTONIO CASTALDO on 16-Mar-12 09:24 AM
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IS THERE A WAY IN OUTLOOK 2010 TO OPEN A NETWORK DIRECTORY? i WOULD LIKE TO OPEN A SHARED NETWORK DIRECTORY TO CHOOSE WHICH FORMS I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN. WE WILL NOT BE GIVEN ACCESS TO THE  "ORGANIZATIONAL FORMS LIBRARY" ANY TIME SOON FOR SPECIFIC REASONS I CANNOT DISCUSS.

THIS OPTION WOULD ALLOW SEVERAL EMPLOYEES TO OPEN CUSTOM FORMS FROM A NETWORK DRIVE WITH VERY LITTLE RIBBON NAVIGATION. I'VE SEARCHED FOR CODE WITH NO AVAIL.  IF VB CODE CAN BE WRITTEN FOR FOR OUTLOOK, THEN A MACRO COULD RUN THE CODE FROM A BUTTON ON THE RIBBION, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR.

THANKS,
TONY
Stephen P replied to ANTONIO CASTALDO on 16-Mar-12 11:27 AM
Under folder options, go to homepage and then browse the network drive and set it.

Let me know if that works for you.
ANTONIO CASTALDO replied to Stephen P on 16-Mar-12 12:55 PM
NO. I'm not looking for an HTTP:// address, which is what is required for the "homepage" setting. I'm actually looking for a server network mapped drive (ie- N:, V:\). 
kalpana aparnathi replied to ANTONIO CASTALDO on 16-Mar-12 01:35 PM
hi,

Do this steps for network map drive:

  1. On the Standard toolbar, click Open the appropriate folder.
  2. In the Open dialog box, click on Tools, and then click Map Network Drive.
  3. In the Map Network Drive box, click the drive letter you want.
  4. In the Folder box, enter the path of the folder you want to connect to.

Regards,

ANTONIO CASTALDO replied to kalpana aparnathi on 16-Mar-12 01:40 PM
Define Standard Toolbar?  In Outlook 2010, you can go to File/Open, but the feature your speaking of does not exist.

Stephen P replied to ANTONIO CASTALDO on 16-Mar-12 02:51 PM
why not create a html page which list the networked drives then make that the home page. that should accomplish your goal.
Stephen P replied to Stephen P on 16-Mar-12 03:01 PM
with links similar to this on the page, which can be set to the homepage, and can be stored on the networked drive.

<a href="\\computername\share\directories\file.ext">

keeping in mind this would only be the anchor.
Donald Ross replied to ANTONIO CASTALDO on 16-Mar-12 10:48 PM

Tony,

If you dont have to many employees using to many different forms and they are located where you can get to them, you might want to have each user install and set a forms library using the custom forms manager.


This might help you, if you are not able to do it this way you might be able to copy the forms needed to each machine and go back one step to SET and have each user set the forms to their own folders where the forms will be kept. 

HTH Don 
Somesh Yadav replied to ANTONIO CASTALDO on 19-Mar-12 01:50 AM
Hi refer here ,

http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/email/ldapsettings/outlook.html

Hope it helps you.
ANTONIO CASTALDO replied to Somesh Yadav on 19-Mar-12 09:10 AM
Thanks everyone. I'll try to work with some of these ideas. I will continue to monitor to see if any other ideas are posted. This is a good subject, but I also now realize that Outlook was built to a standard and we have to work with it.

Tony
Somesh Yadav replied to ANTONIO CASTALDO on 20-Mar-12 01:26 AM
you are welcome!