Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. May 26, 2003
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Automatically Start Outlook When you Turn on Your Computer
If the first thing you do after firing up your computer is starting Outlook 2000, why not save yourself a step and have it start automatically? Just put it in your StartUp folder.
In Windows XP Home or Pro, click Start, Control Panel, Taskbar and Start Menu. Click the Start Menu Tab. Click the Classic Start menu radio button and then click the Customize button. On the Customize Classic Start Menu dialog, click the Add button.
Click Browse. In the Browse for Folder dialog, navigate to the location you have Office installed to, usually C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11. Expand the Office11 folder and look for Outlook.exe in the list. Highlight it and click OK.
Back in the Create Shortcut dialog, click the Next button. In the Select Program Folder dialog, highlight the Startup folder and click Next. Type a name for the shortcut and click Finish.
When you get back to the Customize Clasic Start Menu dialog, you can click OK to CHANGE your XP Start Panel to the Classic Start Menu; or click Cancel to keep the XP Start Panel. Either way, the shortcut to start Outlook when your computer starts has already been put in your Startup folder