Thanks for that advice. Actually i have been using Pocket Informant for my ppc and in that you simply right click (or the equivalent for ppc) on a category header and select new task and voila the form is automatically assigned to that task. No need to drag and drop, no need for active words and no need to open a new sheet and then select/type the category. I cant believe that there isnt such an option. Actually Outlook feels a little backwards for me... i dont know why but it just seems overly complicated and doesnt do anything to make life easier for the user... that or im just bitter about this category thing.. haha
Now if i do have to settle for what you have proposed i have another problem. When i open the category menu it only displays the default categories that came with Outlook such as Business, Home etc and none of my GTD context ones i have set up EVEN THOUGH they are displayed in Outlook when i look at my tasks.
Can anyone explain whats going on.