Dial phone numbers from Excel?
January 16, 2006 9:49 AM Subscribe
Want to dial my softphone from Excel.
posted by TeamBilly to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I have a softphone (part of my corporate phone network) on my PC. When using Outlook, I can use Outlook's built-in dialer to make phone calls right from the Contacts list. The dialog box comes down, and it tells my softphone to dial the number. Easy-peasy. The softphone is a proprietary application, by the way, but apparently interfaces with TAPI.
I have an Excel spreadsheet with a list of phone numbers, and I want the same functionality in Excel. I've found a number of actual phone dialers which would work, but I don't need the whole dialer program. I just need the same capability that Outlook has from within Excel: the TAPI module (I guess) that will access my softphone. So far, Google hasn't turned up what I want, which is a simple-plug-in without having to write any code or anything.