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    I have just posted in the netcentrics GTD Add-in support forum (suggestions/comments) a macro, which modifies GTD Police and automatically creates the next task after marking the previous one complete.

    Though developed for the GTD Add-in, with slight modification it would work with a plain outlook setup as well.

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  • #2
    Nice tool I tested it out last nite great addition to a great macro.

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    • #3
      Could you please post the link to the netcentrics GTD Add-in support forum and/or post your macro at http://www.davidco.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1849?

      Thanks - I look forward to being able to use it!

      Trisha

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      • #4
        Originally posted by trishacupra
        Could you please post the link to the netcentrics GTD Add-in support forum and/or post your macro at
        The link is http://gtdsupport.netcentrics.com/fo...p?TOPIC_ID=514

        I suggest using the link as you will need to replace a portion of GTD Police posted at:

        http://gtdsupport.netcentrics.com/fo...p?TOPIC_ID=253

        Good luck

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        • #5
          Much appreciated.

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          • #6
            I'm inexperienced with macros and Visual Basic, but I love the whole concept and want to learn much more about how to program macros.

            I'm having trouble with this macro and the Police macro.

            I followed the instructions for the Police Macro except I put the modified This Outlook Session in first, then skip that in the Police instructions and pasted in the other modules (which are still called Module 2 etc as I don't know how to rename them, as indicated).

            It's simply not working for me. There were some 'bugs' that Outlook didn't like when I pasted in the modified police code, and they were identified in red, I assume. I think it may have been a line break problem, because when I removed the line breaks, the red disappeared and it looked normal.

            I've tested it and tested it, but it doesn't work.

            I'd like to modify This Outlook Session to the normal police one to see if that works, but I can't figure out how to edit it now - it won't let me delete it or copy and paste over it. It was blank when I began.

            Could someone please help me out, or point me in the direction of some good VB online help?

            Thanks,

            Trisha

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            • #7
              Looks cool. If anyone with more VBA experience than me can modify this for use with out the GTD Outlook Add-In, please let me know!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by vegheadjones
                Looks cool. If anyone with more VBA experience than me can modify this for use with out the GTD Outlook Add-In, please let me know!
                I am not too familiar with all the intricacies of GTD Police, however try removing line 130.

                Let me know if this works out.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by trishacupra
                  I followed the instructions for the Police Macro except I put the modified This Outlook Session in first, then skip that in the Police instructions and pasted in the other modules (which are still called Module 2 etc as I don't know how to rename them, as indicated).
                  Trish, Would suggest you start from scratch paste all the GTD Police code and then replace the THIS OUTLOOK SESSION text. No need to rename the modules.

                  Originally posted by trishacupra
                  There were some 'bugs' that Outlook didn't like when I pasted in the modified police code, and they were identified in red, I assume. I think it may have been a line break problem, because when I removed the line breaks, the red disappeared and it looked normal.
                  You are right , the posting broke off the lines. I will try to repost.

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                  • #10
                    YIPPEE! It's working for me now!!!

                    This is so exciting - it's exactly what I've been wanting. This solves so many problems and saves so much time!

                    These macros are so great.

                    I've got the one which enables you to click the macro button to get a set of tasks you like to do on a daily basis - they're called 'Daily Disciplines'. It's a very neat, tidy way to handle routine tasks like that.

                    I'm also going to use the one that enables you to set a task to appear then disappear a set number of days. That's cool.

                    This modified Police macro is the king of GTD macros! David Allen ought to buy it off you to include in the GTD toolbar, it's so great!

                    I'm so excited, I'm off to do some project organizing!

                    Trisha

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by trishacupra
                      This modified Police macro is the king of GTD macros! David Allen ought to buy it off you to include in the GTD toolbar, it's so great!

                      Trisha
                      Glad to hear that it is working for you and that you find it useful. The macro is a very simple change to GTD police. Bill Kratz deserves the credit for creating GTD Police.

                      Regards,

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                      • #12
                        Help on GTD Police

                        Hi tried using this, wasn't working and deleted. But there is some code that will not delete in an Application-Sent Items window with the result that Intellisync won't work between Outlook and my Blackberry! Tried clearing BB and restarting but all my tasks are gone on the handheld! I'll try the macro again at some point but for now would just like to be able to synch Outlook to the blackberry. Can anyone please advise how I remove the code, sort this out! Many thanks Andrew

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                        • #13
                          How to get rid of e-mail warning?

                          Very nice. I couldn't get it to run without signing the project, which was quite easy following the instrucions here:

                          http://www.danevans.co.uk/vba/

                          However, I get a pop-up saying "A program is trying to access e-mail addresses you have stored in Outlook. Do you want to allow this?" each time I run the script. Is there a way to either:

                          a) Always allow the script to access e-mail addresses (the drop-down has 10 minutes as max, which is way too low)
                          b) Have the script not access e-mail addresses?

                          I guess the pop-up is a feature to help disarm virii that use your address book to spread.

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                          • #14
                            Re: How to get rid of e-mail warning?

                            Originally posted by morberg
                            ...
                            However, I get a pop-up saying "A program is trying to access e-mail addresses you have stored in Outlook. Do you want to allow this?" each time I run the script. Is there a way to either:

                            a) Always allow the script to access e-mail addresses (the drop-down has 10 minutes as max, which is way too low)
                            b) Have the script not access e-mail addresses?

                            I guess the pop-up is a feature to help disarm virii that use your address book to spread.
                            I believe that is controlled through the Tools|Macros|Security settings. You may have to set it Low.

                            HTH

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                            • #15
                              That's how I got it to work for me when I set it up.

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