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I would like to have an "Outlook note" shortcut on my Windows Vista quick launch toolbar. When clicked, it should open up a new note that will be saved in Outlook, like the "new note" command in Outlook. I only know how to make a similar shortcut that is not bound to Outlook and doesn't show up as a new note within Outlook. I tried clicking and dragging and pasting without success. I need this, so that my users can rapidly type notes without having to open Outlook first. How can I create such a shortcut?

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Make a new shortcut pointing to:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE" /c ipm.stickynote

...and drag it to the quicklaunch bar.

You'll have to change the path if you are using Vista x64 with Office x86.

More command line arguments here.

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the suffix fdoesnt work "/c ipm.stickynote" . please advise – Nathaniel_613 Mar 28 '11 at 22:39
@Nathaniel_613: Are you sure you have the path right? Have you used quotes around the executable path, but not the switch and argument? I tested it with Outlook 2010 (with a different path) and it works fine, and the link I gave says that there is nothing different with 2007. – paradroid Mar 28 '11 at 22:57
@Nathaniel_613: I am not sure how you are making the shortcut, but you may have to make sure that the Start In field has the path for Outlook, without the executable. eg. "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\" – paradroid Mar 28 '11 at 23:01
Thanks for this - however, please bear in mind that for Office 2010 you need to change the path to Office14 rather than Office12 or it will not find outlook.exe! – user227304 May 28 '13 at 10:04

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