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I need to add a custom script to process Outlook meeting requests. (see this question) The dropdown menu for selecting scripts is empty and there doesn't appear to be a way to add scripts. How can I add a script that will be available via Outlook's rules?

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In Outlook go to Tools > Macro > visual Basic Editor

R-click on Project 1 and select Insert > Module

In Module1 add the following code:

Sub CustomMeetingRequestRule(Item As Outlook.MeetingItem)
    If Item.ReminderSet = False Then  
        Item.GetAssociatedAppointment(False).ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 15 
    End If
End Sub

Click on Save

Make your rule and the script should appear as a selection when you click on the 'a script' link.

The code should perform what you were after in your other question but haven't tested it.

Reference link:

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I'm getting a popup error message on the script. Compile error: Argument not optional - with highlighted text ".GetAssociatedAppointment" – Chris Nava Oct 20 '09 at 16:56
Should have tested :) How about the following between Sub and End Sub? If Item.ReminderSet = False Then Item.GetAssociatedAppointment(False).ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 15 End If This should set any appointment without a reminder with a 15 min reminder. If you want to set all meeting requests you receive to 15 min reminder then remove the If and End if lines – acripps Oct 21 '09 at 11:31
Modified code in answer – acripps Oct 24 '09 at 1:23

Scripts in Outlook are also known as macros. I believe Alt+F11 will bring up the VBA script editor for Outlook macros.

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Yes, alt-F11 works but I believe you have to use it from an open e-mail message.. Also you can use File/Options/Customize Ribbon and enable Developer if that option is not already in the ribbon. – Gary Apr 14 '13 at 14:38

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