Following up on your yesterday’s tip; I attach a file quite often and use some other commands with long keyboard sequences quite often as well.
Is there any way I can do this quicker instead of typing this (not intuitive) keyboard sequence?
Yes, luckily you can by making use of the Quick Access Toolbar or by customizing your toolbar.
The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT for short) is the toolbar that sits directly next to the Office logo at the left to of your screen when composing a new item in Outlook 2007. You can make it either float above (standard) or under the Ribbon. It holds some defaults actions like; Save, Undo, Redo, Previous Item and Next Item.
When pressing the ALT button, to start a key sequence, these items have numbers above them to directly activate them. To add a command of your own there, you can right click on that command and choose “Add to Quick Access Toolbar”.
Another way to customize the QAT is to press the Office orb in the left top, button Editor Options-> section Customize. You can use the drop down list at the top of the left pane to select a category of options to choose from. Press the Add button and sort them accordingly.
If you are using Outlook 2003 or previous or are in the main Outlook 2007 window, then you don’t have a Ribbon so no QAT. You can then still add quicker key sequences by directly adding the option to your toolbar and assign it an unique ALT key of its own. More details about how you can do that can be found in this guide.