turn Outlook into a Drag-and-drop application

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assagai

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Goal:


Make outlook 1910 (sorry I meant 2010) fully compatible with drag-and-drop


Problems:


In many cases Drag-and-drop does not work. Here are few examples


1) If a contact is dragged to a “contact filed” of an element (e.g. task) no link is created


2) A graphic file cannot be dropped to a picture area in a contact


3) Partial support for creating a task from a e-mail:


a. A link to a contact is not automatically created for a task


b. If a message was flagged due date in a task still remains unfilled


c. If an e-mail contains attachments there is no option to create an element with original attachments (you can only create an element with the original e-mail as attachment)


I am sure there are much more instances of Drag-and-drop absence


solution:


turn Outlook into a truly Drag-and-drop application
 

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3) Partial support for creating a task from a e-mail:

a. A link to a contact is not automatically created for a task

b. If a message was flagged due date in a task still remains unfilled

c. If an e-mail contains attachments there is no option to create an element with original attachments (you can only create an element with the original e-mail as attachment)

I am sure there are much more instances of Drag-and-drop absence

solution:

turn Outlook into a truly Drag-and-drop application

On c. You can drag attachment from the open message or the reading pane to the task. It's an extra step, but is easier than always opening the attached email to view the attachment.

The reasoning for not making it easier to add attachments is file size - back when much of the task functionality was completed, mailbox sizes were generally limited and attachments in tasks (and journal) are often forgotten as the cause of 'overquota' messages. Mailboxes are generally larger now and the PST is not restricted to 2 GB, but little has been done to the task feature since the early days.
 

assagai

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On c. You can drag attachment from the open message or the reading pane to the task. It's an extra step, but is easier than always opening the attached email to view the attachment.



that's how I solve the problem now


it's more than 1 extra step:


1) you have to open an e-mail


2) you have to realign task and e-mail windows (alternatively you could use task bar but in my case it's buggy)


3) drag attachments


maybe I am too grouchy but I feel irritated when I have to to do all this extra work, which could've been done in 1 move


The reasoning for not making it easier to add attachments is file size - back when much of the task functionality was completed, mailbox sizes were generally limited and attachments in tasks (and journal) are often forgotten as the cause of 'overquota' messages. Mailboxes are generally larger now and the PST is not restricted to 2 GB, but little has been done to the task feature since the early days.





I can understand the historical perspective here


however I hope that outlook development team can keep up with the current situation and change their thinking respectively


eliminating of obsolete restrictions is a good way to start
 
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