How to Create Macros in Microsoft Outlook

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In computer science, a macro is a specific code that is defined to allow you to automate a task. In Microsoft Outlook, you can use a macro to complete a task in a quicker fashion than having to repeat the same process. A common example is a signature or greeting that appears in every email that you send. By inserting the macro, you will no longer have to fully type out portions of text that you want to use.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Click on the “Tools” option from the top tool bar and scroll over the “Macros” option. Click on the “Macros” options.

  • Type in the name of your macro in the macro name pop-up box. Click on the “Create” option and the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor will open.

  • Type or copy and paste the code for your macro into the window. Click on the “Help” menu at the top of the application, and then click on the “Microsoft Visual Basic Help” option if you need help on how to enter your code.

  • Click on the “File” option from the top tool bar, and then click on the “Close and Return to Microsoft Office Outlook” option. This will take you out of your macro, and the macro will be automatically saved.

  • Click on the “Tools” option from the top tool bar, then click on the “Macro” option. Find the macro you just made and click on the “Run” button. You will now be able to view your macro.

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