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    Default "Convert to..." function when composing mail/appointment

    GroupWise has a nice feature (yes, only one). The message composition window in both fat client and web client has a "change item type to..." menu item. If you're creating an email message, appointment, or todo item, you can convert it to any of the other item types. The subject, body, and recipients of the message are preserved. Kinda like dragging an email message to the ZWC mini-calendar, but for new messages, and you can do the reverse, from calendar item to email. It's pretty handy.

    I'm circulating this for input from other users before filing an RFE.

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    I do use the drag to mini-cal already and love it

    Personally i think it would be better as a 'copy to another item type' because you might want to leave the original there/inplace.
    And after the copy is successful then you can go back and delete it.

    ie: something on cal-that you wouldn't want to delete-you might make a copy to tasks (when 5.0 comes out)

    go ahead and open a bug-I didn't see any duplicate of it searching "GroupWise change item type to"

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    No, while composing. Here's a 300K screencast:

    http://people.carleton.edu/~rgraves/...item-types.htm

    Not sure how to express that in an RFE, but it would be handy. I suppose I could just link from bugzilla.

    Hopefully it's not patented. Hopefully the copyright police consider this fair use. :-)
    Last edited by Rich Graves; 05-25-2007 at 12:08 PM.

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    I see what you mean, excellent wink-I wish more people would do that.

    You had said "Kinda like dragging an email message to the ZWC mini-calendar, but for new messages, and you can do the reverse, from calendar item to email. It's pretty handy."
    So I was running off of that path.

    That makes it two possible RFE's then.
    Last edited by mmorse; 05-25-2007 at 12:09 PM.

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    The original goes away when you drag to mini-calendar? I hadn't realized that, but it makes sense to me that it would. I'm not filing an RFE on that because I like the current behavior and am not sure why you'd want it otherwise. You can also get the original out of trash, after all.

    Anyway, entered my RFE as http://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=17161

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    Clairification:

    Currently, when you drag an email to the mini cal-it makes it into an appointment, it does NOT delete the original email.
    Even cooler-send your zimbra account an email (from another address) and then drag that email to the calendar-you automatically get a meeting request sent to the sender of the email!

    I meant whenever/if that feature is added, make it so you can copy say an event to a task, or an email to a task etc. (without removing the original)
    Last edited by mmorse; 05-25-2007 at 01:07 PM.

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    OK, if you want it to do that, you know where to post an RFE. :-)

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    Of course I do I was simply continuing the conversation.
    And as you said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Graves View Post
    I'm circulating this for input from other users before filing an RFE.

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