OpenThis action will open any path or URL that you indicate in the location section. In the appointment Subject field enter “Open:” any text after “:” will not be utilized in this action.
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|1. Category (REQUIRED)||A Category titled “Word” is required for this macro to function properly. The color for this category has no impact on the behavior of this macro but will determine how the appointment display’s on your Outlook Calendar.|
|2. Subject (REQUIRED)||In the Appointment Subject Field enter “Open:” any text after “:” will have NO impact on the Open action but can serve as a place to enter text confirming what you intend on opening with this macro.|
|3. Location (REQUIRED)||Whatever is populated in the Location field will be considered the URL or full path to the Folder or File you are seeking to Open. To Open multiple URLs, Files, or Folders separate them using ; in this field.|
|4. Appointment Body (Not Applicable)||Whatever is populated in the Appointment Body will have NO impact on the Open action. (Not Applicable)|
|5. Reminder (REQUIRED)||The Reminder Field controls when the action will fire based on the Appointment Start Date & Time.|
|6. Recurrence (Recommended)||If the action you are creating needs to fire again at a future date & time then you can setup the Appointment to be reoccurring. (This Field is Recommended)|
|[Date] (Additional Parameter)||In the Location Field you can use [Date] followed by , and Date Formatting such as mm/dd/yyyy or “mmm” for Mar and “mmmm” for March to get name of current month. A full list of Date Formatting options can be found here! By Default Date Format will equal mm.dd.yyyy (Ex. Location = C:\….\Leverage & Lean\Excel Workbook [Date,mm.dd.yyyy].xlsx)
When using this parameter in the Location Field you must enter . instead of / because this is being used to save a file.
***Tip: It makes sense to use this parameter if you are setting up a reoccurring Appointment where the Date of the File or Folder is changing.
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