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Open Excel File from within Outlook

Open frequently used files with a single click directly from Outlook.

Last modified: 2010/10/13 | Accessed: 15.573  | #84
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Do you frequently want to look at a certain file, an Excel workbbok for instance? This example demonstrates how to open the file via VBA from within Outlook.

You just need to adjust the value of the 'File' variable to point to the Excel workbook.


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Public Sub OpenMyExcelFile()
  Dim File$
  Dim Xl As Object ' Excel.Application
  Dim Wb As Object ' Excel.Workbook
  Dim Ws As Object ' Excel.Worksheet

  File = "c:\file.xls"

  On Error Resume Next
  Set Xl = GetObject(, "excel.application")
  On Error GoTo 0
  If Xl Is Nothing Then Set Xl = New Excel.Application
  Set Wb = Xl.Workbooks.Open(File)
  Set Ws = Wb.Sheets(1)
  Ws.Activate
  Ws.Range("a1").Activate
  Xl.Visible = True
End Sub
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