Outlook--Open Web Pages from the Toolbar

How can I add a button to the Outlook toolbar to open a particular Web page?

Microsoft Office XP and Office 2000 toolbar buttons, including those in Outlook, are more versatile than you might expect. You can use them to launch Web pages or files by following these steps:

  1. Choose View, Toolbars, Customize.
  2. Drag any command from Commands to the toolbar.
  3. Right-click the button you dragged, and choose Assign Hyperlink from the context menu.
  4. Type the Web page you want to go to, then click OK.
  5. Right-click the button again, then change the rest of the properties (e.g., Name, Button Image) to suit you.
  6. Close the Customize dialog box.

Clicking the button will open the Web page in your browser, not in Outlook.

In Outlook 2002, however, you can drag a Web page in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) to the Outlook Bar (not the program toolbar) and create a new link that opens in Outlook itself, not the browser.

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