Hi there, my name is***** can program Outlook using Visual Basic for Applications the same as Excel and Word. However, you won't see that option in your ribbon because it's not enabled by default. To enable the Developer tab:
When you go back to Outlook, you have a new menu called Developer with the ability to use Visual Basic for Applications, the same way you can in Word and Excel.
Click this link for a good introductory article on using VBA with Outlook. It's a little old but very relevant.
if you would like for me to create the VBA application for you, I can give you an estimate of what that might cost with a little more information from you about the details of what you're trying to accomplish.
If this fixes your problem or answers your question, can you please accept my answer and rate me accordingly? I don't get paid anything for helping you until you accept my answer. If this doesn't answer your question, please chat me back and we'll get it resolved.
I'm not quite sure what you were expecting, so let me rephrase my answer to you.
My problem is how to manipulate WORD and EXCEL from within OUTLOOK.
My response is:
To manipulate Word and Excel from within Outlook, you must write a custom Visual Basic for Applications program.
There are two reasons why I chose this answer.
1) It answers the question.
Instructions for how to write a custom VBA application in Outlook to manipulate Word and Excel files is far beyond the scope of this question (which I get paid $10 to answer, and only if you accept the answer).
2) There's really no answer in between. For example, when you say:
String2(n), is found and used to pick up addressees, ADD1(n) and ADD2(n), from an EXCEL workbook
the most I can tell you is pretty obvious:
You haven't provided enough information to tell you anything other than that:
There's nothing else I can tell you. The application you're describing is not trivial and will require a substantial amount of work. If you don't know how to write VBA applications in Outlook that maniupulate Word and Excel, your best bet is to hire someone who does.
Thank you and have a good day.