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    5 Star Lounger
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    Hi,
    I'd like to create a short questionaire in Microsoft Outlook where the user receives it via email and then uses a form?? to fill in the questions with exact responses.
    Once completed I'd like the user to click on a submit button, and the data comes back in email format to myself and one other.
    The only problem is, I've seen this done, but I have never done this myself.

    How do I go about designing this type of questionaire?

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    If you want to ask a single question, you can use voting buttons: see Microsoft Outlook - How do I use voting buttons?. The message in your Sent Items folder will automatically tally the responses.

    Otherwise, see for example free questionnaire outlook download. I have no experience with any of the products mentioned there.


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    I use Acrobat 9 Pro to do forms. You can have the user fill them out and then click on submit and it will e-mail it to you or whomever.
    Thanks John
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    The easiest way to do this is to create your survey on a website such as SurveyMonkey, and then send an email with a link to the survey.

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    One last option, but I don't recommend it.

    An Outlook form can include a variety of controls in the "gray" area above the message body. For example, a few years ago I designed a form for requesting a time slot, tech services, and catering services for a conference room. However, I found it necessary to add a script to copy the data from the form into the message body at sending so that it was not lost as the form was circulated. Hassle.

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    I once created an Outlook form, including a whole load of complex rules associated with the folder where the form was posted.

    What a horrible experience.

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    Hi-

    If your company uses Microsoft InfoPath, that is another option as well. If it's installed, it would be located under Start-->Programs-->Microsoft Office-->Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007.

    There's an earlier version of InfoPath as well, but I'm not sure if it supports e-mail enabled forms.

    Here's some information from Microsoft on how to get started with InfoPath 2007 within Outlook.

    Kind regards,

    AJ

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