2 Methods to Create an Appointment Located at the Address of a Contact in Outlook

If you want to create an appointment from a specific contact and use the contact address directly as the appointment location. In this case, you can apply the 2 ways introduced in this article.

Sometimes, you may need to schedule an appointment with someone, who is a contact in your Outlook, and use the contact address as the appointment location straightly, business address or home address. For most people, the most familiar method is to manually create an appointment and copy the contact address to the location field. However, actually, by means of Outlook VBA, you can quickly get it via one click. Now we will introduce the two ways respectively.

Create an Appointment Located at the Address of a Contact

Method 1: Copy the Contact Address to a New Appointment Manually

  1. In the first place, launch your Outlook application.
  2. Then switch to Contacts pane.
  3. Next double click on the source contact to open it in its own window.
  4. Subsequently, you should find the “Address” section and copy the address.Copy Address Manually
  5. After that, you can click on the “Meeting” button in the “Communicate” group under “Contact” tab.Meeting
  6. Later, a meeting will show up. Now you can click into the “Location” field and press “Ctrl + V” to paste the previously copied address.
  7. Finally, to turn a meeting to a standard appointment, you can just hit “Cancel Invitation” button.Cancel Invitation

Method 2: Use Outlook VBA to Accomplish It in Quick Time

  1. At the very outset, press “Alt + F11” key shortcut.
  2. Then in the opened VBA editor window, you can open a not-in-use module.
  3. Next copy and paste the following VBA codes into it.
Sub CreateAppointmentLocatedAtContactAddress()
    Dim objContact As Outlook.ContactItem
    Dim objAppointment As Outlook.AppointmentItem
    Dim nPrompt As Integer
    On Error Resume Next
    Set objContact = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)
    If TypeOf objContact Is ContactItem Then
       Set objAppointment = Application.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)
       objAppointment.Subject = "Appointment with " & objContact.FullName
       'Use the business address as the first choice
       If objContact.BusinessAddress <> "" Then
          With objAppointment
               .Location = objContact.BusinessAddress
          End With
       'If no business address, then use the home address
       ElseIf objContact.HomeAddress <> "" Then
          With objAppointment
               .Location = objContact.HomeAddress
          End With
       'If no address, then display a prompt
          nPrompt = MsgBox("You haven't filled in the contact's address!", vbExclamation, "Check Address")
       End If
    End If
End Sub

VBA Codes - Create an Appointment Located at the Address of a Contact

  1. After that, add the macro to Quick Access Toolbar as usual.
  2. Eventually, you can have a try.
  • First, select a contact.
  • Then click on the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.
  • At once, a new appointment will display with the contact address as the location, like the following screenshot:Appointment with Contact

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