How to link a Contact to a Task in Outlook 2007 without BCM

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Bill

I am creating a task and there is no entry box to indicate that a task is
associated with a contact. All help questions indicate that the
functionality from 2003 has been lost and that the only way to associate a
contact with a task is to assign it to the contact. Unless it comes as part
of Outlook 2007 free, I do not have Business Contact Manager (and not aware
of it if I do.)
 
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bwbob

i noticed that too. i have BCM but this is what i found;

you can click in the body of the task, and insert an item. select the
contact from your contacts list.

it seems that you can click on that contact and drill directly to the
contact from there. I dont know if that has all the functionality that the
process did in 03 but at least you should be able to associate the contact
with a task that way.

"Bill" wrote:

> I am creating a task and there is no entry box to indicate that a task is
> associated with a contact. All help questions indicate that the
> functionality from 2003 has been lost and that the only way to associate a
> contact with a task is to assign it to the contact. Unless it comes as part
> of Outlook 2007 free, I do not have Business Contact Manager (and not aware
> of it if I do.)

 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"Bill" <Bill> wrote in message
news:E4D93511-6C5D-4E08-8522-8C218CBD1883@microsoft.com...

>I am creating a task and there is no entry box to indicate that a task is
> associated with a contact. All help questions indicate that the
> functionality from 2003 has been lost and that the only way to associate a
> contact with a task is to assign it to the contact. Unless it comes as part
> of Outlook 2007 free, I do not have Business Contact Manager (and not aware
> of it if I do.)


Click Tools>Options>Contact Options. Enable "Show Contact linking on all
forms". Enter the Contact in the Contact field you'll now be able to see on
the Task form.

 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

In Outlook 2007, the Contacts box for linking items to contacts does not
appear by default. You will need to turn it on -- Tools | Options | Contact
Options | Show Contact Linking on All Forms.
Sue Mosher,

"Bill" wrote:

> I am creating a task and there is no entry box to indicate that a task is
> associated with a contact. All help questions indicate that the
> functionality from 2003 has been lost and that the only way to associate a
> contact with a task is to assign it to the contact. Unless it comes as part
> of Outlook 2007 free, I do not have Business Contact Manager (and not aware
> of it if I do.)

 
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bwbob

OK, their answer is better

"Bill" wrote:

> I am creating a task and there is no entry box to indicate that a task is
> associated with a contact. All help questions indicate that the
> functionality from 2003 has been lost and that the only way to associate a
> contact with a task is to assign it to the contact. Unless it comes as part
> of Outlook 2007 free, I do not have Business Contact Manager (and not aware
> of it if I do.)

 
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