Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,001
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Good morning

    I have been trying to create stationery based on my Companies logo which I would like to appear at the bottom of each email, hence I have also tried searching under 'footer'.

    All I can seem to get to happen is to have the logo tiled across the entire screen which then makes the emails unreadable so I made a picture on an A4 page which was blank except for the logo in the bottom left hand corner but then nothing shows when I insert it.

    I then thought that a footer was the way to go but I can only seem to find out about the print footer.

    I am probably trying to do the impossible but if there are anyways around it I know you guys will have it!!
    Cheers

    Steve

    Asking the questions everbody wants the answers too but feels too stupid to ask themselves :-)

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
    You mention Outlook 2003 in the subject but you posted this in the Outlook Express forum. Should we move it to the Outlook forum?

  3. #3
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,001
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Sorry, I always do this

    I see it says 'live mail' then think, I have posted wrongly before so I check a couple of messages and they mention emails so I go ahead and post. I will have a google and try and find out what the difference in the mail systems are but in the meantime I would apprecciate it if you could move it.

    Thanks
    Cheers

    Steve

    Asking the questions everbody wants the answers too but feels too stupid to ask themselves :-)

  4. #4
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
    Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail are all e-mail programs from Microsoft.

    Outlook is part of Microsoft Office.
    Outlook Express is a component of Windows 2003 and before.
    Windows Mail is the equivalent of Outlook Express in Windows Vista.
    Windows Live Mail is the successor to both Outlook Express and Windows Mail; it's not part of Windows any more but it can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft website.

    ------------------------------

    If you want a logo below your e-mails, you can include it in your e-mail signature.

  5. #5
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,001
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    [quote name='HansV' post='768633' date='01-Apr-2009 14:17']Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail are all e-mail programs from Microsoft.

    Outlook is part of Microsoft Office.
    Outlook Express is a component of Windows 2003 and before.
    Windows Mail is the equivalent of Outlook Express in Windows Vista.
    Windows Live Mail is the successor to both Outlook Express and Windows Mail; it's not part of Windows any more but it can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft website.

    ------------------------------

    If you want a logo below your e-mails, you can include it in your e-mail signature.[/quote]

    Thanks Hans

    That is a clearer explaination than on Google!!. I already do this as my signature using a shortcut keystroke but one of my bosses asked if it could be done as staionery so that everybody could have it automatically and it wold be the same.
    Cheers

    Steve

    Asking the questions everbody wants the answers too but feels too stupid to ask themselves :-)

  6. #6
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
    Perhaps someone else will have a useful suggestion, but I don't think stationery would be a good solution for your problem.

  7. #7
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Posts
    9,508
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    [quote name='stevehocking' post='768671' date='01-Apr-2009 09:14']one of my bosses asked if it could be done as stationery so that everybody could have it automatically and it would be the same[/quote]If you are on Exchange server, server admin can do this for all messages which are transmitted outside your entity. For example:

    http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=1321
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317327
    http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/...rver-level.html (first reply)

    or there are third party tools:
    http://www.slipstick.com/addins/disclaimer.asp
    -John ... I float in liquid gardens
    UTC -7ąDS

  8. #8
    Bronze Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,450
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    [quote name='HansV' post='768633' date='01-Apr-2009 20:17']Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail are all e-mail programs from Microsoft.[/quote]

    And Hotmail?

  9. #9
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts
    [quote name='peterg' post='769656' date='07-Apr-2009 18:52']And Hotmail?[/quote]
    Microsoft's Windows Live Hotmail is a service, rather than a piece of client software, so perhaps it was outside the scope of the earlier post.

  10. #10
    Bronze Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,450
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    [quote name='jscher2000' post='769659' date='08-Apr-2009 10:47']Microsoft's Windows Live Hotmail is a service, rather than a piece of client software, so perhaps it was outside the scope of the earlier post.[/quote]


    Fair enough, but that gives me an excuse to ask about Live Office. Perhaps that should be a different thread, but it is of more than academic interest to me. It sort of sounds great, but I worry about who my data is spending the night with.

  11. #11
    Bronze Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,450
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    [quote name='stevehocking' post='768591' date='01-Apr-2009 14:35']I have been trying to create stationery based on my Companies logo which I would like to appear at the bottom of each email, hence I have also tried searching under 'footer'.[/quote]

    I can't remember what was or was not available in 2003, but Outlook 2007 lets you do great things with business cards and signatures, and you can see the possibilities online or download a trial to see for yourself. I was having trouble with a photo getting where I didn't want it, but I think I have that solved now, and a logo would easily replace it. Another suggestion is to see what you can do with a watermark, which, if well done, can give an entire page an image that is more memorable and less distracting than any stationery examples I have seen.

  12. #12
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts
    [quote name='peterg' post='769703' date='08-Apr-2009 07:19']Fair enough, but that gives me an excuse to ask about Live Office. Perhaps that should be a different thread, but it is of more than academic interest to me. It sort of sounds great, but I worry about who my data is spending the night with.[/quote]
    Seems to be a topic for the "General Office Questions" board. (Also, I haven't read up on Live Office. Apparently it involves using reduced functionality versions of the Office applications online?? )

  13. #13
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,571
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,056 Times in 925 Posts
    [quote name='jscher2000' post='769822' date='08-Apr-2009 19:16'][/quote]

    See Microsoft Office Live - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for a discussion of the current incarnation.

    Store and Share Documents Online | Create a Free Website | Microsoft Office Live is the Microsoft web site to access it.

    The next version of Office will have some functionality in web based applications. But there is almost no official word on the release yet. See Microsoft Office will float to the cloud with Office Web - Ars Technica.

    Joe
    Joe

  14. #14
    Bronze Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,450
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    [quote name='stevehocking' post='768591' date='01-Apr-2009 14:35']Good morning

    I have been trying to create stationery based on my Companies logo which I would like to appear at the bottom of each email, hence I have also tried searching under 'footer'.

    All I can seem to get to happen is to have the logo tiled across the entire screen which then makes the emails unreadable so I made a picture on an A4 page which was blank except for the logo in the bottom left hand corner but then nothing shows when I insert it.

    I then thought that a footer was the way to go but I can only seem to find out about the print footer.

    I am probably trying to do the impossible but if there are anyways around it I know you guys will have it!![/quote]

    If you look at your own post in the The Lounge you will see the sort of thing I presume you want in your outgoing email messages. It's just a different means to the same end, but you can include all sorts of interesting things, including a picture or logo.

    Whether or not the recipient can see it is another matter, as he or his administrator may allow 'text only'. Even that may or may not allow you to make it look distinctive, as you may have the choice of fonts (possibly including a logo that appears as a font), although it is possible that you must pick one that is available on both computers. There may also be a limit (as there is in The Lounge) on file size.

    What the recipient SEES may differ greatly from what PRINTS, since we typically have a default print format for email. You must be prepared for anything from 'state of the art' to 'worst-case scenario' in output devices, both for video and hard copy.

    As a quick test (I am using 2007 so your capabilities will differ from mine) go to your email and click New, address it to yourself, and then see if there is a tab for Insert. If so, then among the many things available you may find Picture, and you may find Object. If your predefined Logo constitutes either then insert it, and once you have it in place you will probably find additional options for placement and for sizing. With a bit of exploring you may also find options for things like text wrapping. You can experiment with clip art and whatever else is there. You may master it in minutes. In my case it may take forever.

    Remember to keep asking your application for Help and to ask questions, since it is context-sensitive, and if you are online and online help is enabled then you will have what newspapers call 'usually reliable sources'.

    If you want to ignore all of the preceding and put on a real show, safely, then send mail as a PDF attachment to a plain email that says 'see attached'. Microsoft didn't get around to PDF until Office 2007, but I'll bet you have been receiving them since long before that. (Pssst: you can probably pick up an older copy of one competitor or another for peanuts.)

    You must ensure that legitimate email will not be inadvertently filtered out, and that is a topic in itself.

    You indicated that this is for your company. There are individuals and firms who specialize in graphics-related matters, and because appearance can matter so much in business it might pay to have the job done professionally by an outside firm. It could be a small job at modest cost, and it might be a real hit in its return on investment. It helps to know when to call in a specialist, and I doubt that the sign on your place of business was made by the business itself. Explain THAT to your boss and you might be in for a promotion.

    (Modified by PG)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •