When you flag an item, the default flag text is “Follow up”. If you want to customize it, you can read this article. Here we will teach you to use VBA to realize it.
By default, when you flag an item, the note is “Follow up”. If you want to change it, you have to choose “Custom” flag option and then input your desired text in the popup dialog box. If you frequently need to assign a specific customized flag texts, you will surely dislike the above way in that it is too troublesome. Therefore, here we’ll share a smart method. It will directly customize the flag texts to your liking. Now, read on to get its detailed steps.
Customize the Flag Texts in Flagged Items
- For a start, change the macro settings according to “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.
- Then, press “Alt + F11” to access VBA editor.
- Next, open the “ThisOutlookSession” project and paste the following code.
Public WithEvents objExplorer As Outlook.Explorer Public WithEvents objInspectors As Outlook.Inspectors Public WithEvents objMail As Outlook.MailItem Private Sub Application_Startup() Set objExplorer = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer Set objInspectors = Outlook.Application.Inspectors End Sub Private Sub objExplorer_SelectionChange() On Error Resume Next If objExplorer.Selection.Item(1).Class = olMail Then Set objMail = objExplorer.Selection.Item(1) End If End Sub Private Sub objInspectors_NewInspector(ByVal Inspector As Inspector) If Inspector.currentItem.Class = olMail Then Set objMail = Inspector.currentItem End If End Sub Private Sub objMail_PropertyChange(ByVal Name As String) Dim strFlagRequest As String If Name = "FlagStatus" Then If objMail.IsMarkedAsTask = True Then If objMail.FlagStatus <> olFlagComplete And objMail.FlagStatus <> olNoFlag Then 'Enter your preferred note objMail.FlagRequest = "Custom Flag texts" objMail.Save End If End If End If End Sub
- After that, restart your Outlook to activate this macro.
- Finally, you can have a try.
- First off, select or open an Outlook item.
- Then, flag it as usual.
- At once, you will see the custom flag texts assigned to this item, as shown in the following figure.
What If PST File Becomes Inaccessible
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