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Old 01-10-2005, 10:08 PM
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Originally posted by srdiamond
What happens if you try to store contents? Since a Word document can be stored internally, and Outlook uses Word as its editor, I would have thought messages from Outlook could be stored.
If you try to Store Contents, it doesn't bring in the contents and it then (usually) is unable to open the linked item either (don't know why).

The link just works like a shortcut in Explorer (tells Outlook to open that item) than like a web URL where the built-in browser can capture the contents.

You CAN store any Outlook item internally by dragging and dropping into UR, however, UR only recognizes the .msg file for email messages and not other Outlook items. If you try it with an Outlook contact, it will copy into UR, but it will treat it like an email message. Try it. Of course, these will be copies and will not be linked to the original. If there is no GUID in the drag and drop content, it would be impossible to create a link just from that info alone. In theory, maybe you could create an event sink for Outlook to catch a drag event...

You can drag an Outlook item in such as an email, task, etc. and change the URL to Outlook GUID so you have the body/notes section of the item in UR (and so it is indexed) and you can press Ctrl-Shift-J to open the linked item in Outlook. You won't be able to open, edit or update the stored contents (ie, using Ctrl-J) though. And any edits to the linked item won't be indexed for searching.

Another problem is that you still have to duplicate some edits (ie, edit title and/or delete item in both UR and Outlook), but you can just edit the contents in Outlook. The contents will not be indexed though.

Well, it's not as convenient and useful as synchronization but it can come in handy if you want to leave data in Outlook and still creates links to it in UR. For instance, I need to have my Contacts and Tasks in Outlook so they can be synchronized to my Palm.
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