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    Create Template from Word (2003)

    Hi,

    I created a advertisement as a table of info in Word. I have always attached this table to an outlook message, but now I would like this table to be the actual message (not an attachment).

    In other words, when I choose New Message and outlook opens a blank new message, the table must already be on the new message. How do I do this. As I say, I already have the table in Word. I have looked up outlook templates, but my knowledge in outlook is not good...I never use it.

    Please help.

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    Re: Create Template from Word (2003)

    Not strictly an answer to your question, but if you create an email with all information on it except the recipient then save it in your Inbox, you can drag it to (e.g.) your desktop. Every time you double-click on it, you'll have a new copy of the email ready to send with the original remaining unchanged. If you need to update it, you simply make the change and repeat the save/copy routine without faffing about with templates <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    (At least, it works in Outlook 2002...)

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    Re: Create Template from Word (2003)

    Look at the Stationery option in Outlook. See Personalize your e-mail messages with Outlook options.

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    Re: Create Template from Word (2003)

    I was coming back to this email to type a solution I found...though it is not a solution I had imagined!

    Simply put, it is exactly what you have listed in your reply Leif. So thanks for that not strictly an answer to my question! I'll take it. I had imagined it to work similar to a Word template where I could open up the template from within Outlook as you would do in Word. But the first catch I got was that there was no Open template option in Outlook menus.

    Anyhow...I discovered what you typed simply by persisting in finding a workable/acceptable solution.

    Cheers
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    Re: Create Template from Word (2003)

    Hi Hans, thanks for your reply...I see it just came in!

    Thats a good suggestion. I did not think of customising a stationary page. I'll play around with this and see what it can offer, but at least I can fall back on my previous reply!

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    Re: Create Template from Word (2003)

    <hr>But the first catch I got was that there was no Open template option in Outlook menus.<hr>
    It is inexplicably difficult to find. You use File > New > Choose Form, then change the drop-down to "User Templates in File System".

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    Re: Create Template from Word (2003)

    Just wondering if in an oft file, you can insert form fields and then protect it as you can in Word. Looking at a way to create an oft where the enduser would only have to insert address and then tab through fields to insert the necessary information such as product name, product id, etc.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Create Template from Word (2003)

    If you can do that in a regular message, you can do it in a template. However, I suspect you might need to use an Outlook Form instead.

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