How to Enable / Edit VBA in Outlook 2010

Seem as there are a few forums out there that I had to scan through to find this I thought I would post this so that people can see how to get their VBA code from previous versions of Outlook across when they upgrade to Outlook2010.

Macros and the Visual Basic Editor

Now that you know something about how Office 2010 applications expose their object models, you are probably eager to try calling object methods, setting object properties, and responding to object events. To do so, you must write your code in a place and in a way that Office can understand; typically, by using the Visual Basic Editor. Although it is installed by default, many users do not know that it is even available until it is enabled on the ribbon.

Opening the Developer Tab

All Office 2010 applications use the ribbon. One tab on the ribbon is the Developer tab, where you access the Visual Basic Editor and other developer tools. Because Office 2010 does not display the Developer tab by default, you must enable it by using the following procedure:

To enable the Developer tab

  1. On the File tab, choose Options to open the Options dialog box.
  2. Click Customize Ribbon on the left side of the dialog box.
  3. Under Choose commands from on the left side of the dialog box, select Popular Commands.
  4. Under Customize the Ribbon on the right side of the dialog box, select Main Tabs in the drop down list box, and then select the Developer checkbox.
  5. Click OK.

I found this here: Getting Started with VBA in Office 2010


Anonymous said…
Ok, I can see Visual Basic but when I click on it nothing happens. Same for Macros. Macros Security does populate a pop up though.
Anon: If you are seeing the macros and they are not running, then the security setting are on high. You need to change them.