If you would like to open all the linked contacts of a task in bulk, you can read this article. Here we will introduce you an easy method to get it.
In Outlook, you can link contacts to tasks at will. After you created a task with a lot of contacts linked, if now you need to check these contacts, you will hope to open them in batches. However, Outlook only allows you to open the contacts one by one. You can double click on one linked contact. Then, in the floating window, you can click on the “Open Contact” link, like the following image. Yet, this feature isn’t available when you select all the linked contacts and double click on them.
Hence, if you want to batch open all linked contacts of a task, you can read on. In the followings, we will share a quick approach with you.
Quickly Open All Linked Contacts of an Outlook Task
- At first, launch Outlook.
- Then, trigger VBA editor with reference to “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.
- Next, put the following VBA code into a module.
Sub OpenLinkedContacts_Task() Dim objTask As Outlook.TaskItem Dim objLinks As Outlook.Links Dim i As Long Dim objLink As Outlook.Link Dim objLinkedContact As Outlook.ContactItem 'Get the task Select Case Outlook.Application.ActiveWindow.Class Case olInspector Set objTask = ActiveInspector.CurrentItem Case olExplorer Set objTask = ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1) End Select 'Get all links of the task Set objLinks = objTask.Links For i = 1 To objLinks.Count Set objLink = objLinks(i) 'Open the linked contacts If objLink.Type = olContact Then Set objLinkedContact = objLink.Item objLinkedContact.Display End If Next End Sub
- Subsequently, exit the VBA editor window.
- Afterwards, for convenience of operation, add the new macro to Quick Access Toolbar or ribbon.
- Eventually, try it by following the steps below.
- To begin with, select or open a task.
- Then, click the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.
- At once, all the linked contacts of this task will be displayed, as shown in the following figure.
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