Link to a Business Contact Manager record

You can link an Outlook item or another Microsoft Office* file to one or more records in Business Contact Manager for Outlook.

Link an item in Outlook to a Business Contact Manager for Outlook record

  • Select an e-mail message or task, and on the Business Contact Manager toolbar, click Link to Record.

Note   Journal items cannot be linked to Business Contact Manager records.

Link a file to a Business Contact Manager for Outlook record from Excel*, PowerPoint* or Word*

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button file, and point to Business Contact Manager.

  2. Click Link to Record.

Link a publication to a Business Contact Manager for Outlook record from Publisher*

  • On the Business Contact Manager toolbar, click Link to a Record.

When you click Link to Record or Link to a Record, the Link to a Business Contact Manager record dialog box opens.

Use the Link to a Business Contact Manager record dialog box

Search

To locate a specific record, type a name in the Search box.

Folder

  1. Select the type of record (Account, Business Contact, Opportunity, or Business Project) that you want to link the item to.

  2. After you select a Folder, then select a record to link the item to.

    Tip   Click the column heading to sort the records by that column.

Link To

Select one or more records in the list, and then click Link To.

New

Click this button to create a new record to link to. The new record that opens is of the same record type selected in the Folder list.

Open

Click this button to open the record selected in the list.

Tip   To unlink an item or file in a list, select the record that you want to remove, and click the Delete button.

Notes   

  • If you do not have an Outlook profile, when you click Link to Record, you will be prompted to create a profile before you can continue.

  • Rarely, you may find that the Business Contact Manager for Outlook items are missing from the menu or toolbar. To re-enable Business Contact Manager for Outlook, do the following:

    1. Click the Microsoft Office Button file, and then click the Program Name Options button.

    2. In the Options dialog box, click Add-Ins.

    3. Select Business Contact Manager for Outlook, and then, in the Manage dialog box, select COM Add-Ins, and click Go.

    4. In the Com Add-Ins dialog box, select Business Contact Manager for Outlook, and then click OK. Start the Office* program and confirm that the Business Contact Manager for Outlook items are now present on the menu.

      *The stand-alone edition of Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager can be used with the 2007 or 2003 versions of Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007 menu items are not available in Office 2003 programs.

Applies To: Outlook 2007, Excel 2007, Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Office 2007, Publisher 2007



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