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    Editing Forms (Outlook 2000 SR-1)

    Due to a LARGE number of recent problems I'm abandoning Outlook, for eMail, Calendaring & Journaling.
    I've got everything figured out but one little detail.
    I've been using the Journal to record, format & print out billing detail for my customers. I'm going to do this in Word now.
    I want a template that will give me the same function & look as the 'Memo.oft' (the forms template that Journal uses).
    I'll need it in both the '.dot' & '.oft' formats.
    I'm willing to create, modify, download or buy the appropriate template.
    Can anyone help me with this?

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    Re: Editing Forms (Outlook 2000 SR-1)

    If you have Outlook, why don't you have Memo.oft already?
    If you're not going to use Outlook, why would need the memo.oft?
    *.DOT and *.OFT files are completely different formats, so each would need to be created separately.

    TheWordExpert can, of course reproduce just about any form in Word. <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15>
    What do you want to do with the data once you put it into the Word file?
    Sounds to me like an Access database would be by far the better choice so you can easily look up anything you like.
    Troubleshooting the Outlook problems may be easier. I'm going to see if you've posted any of those problems here.

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    Re: Editing Forms (Outlook 2000 SR-1)

    When I reinstalled Outlook in 'No eMail' mode, the page header in Memo.oft changed from "My Name" to "Unknown".
    I'll have to continue sending billing detail from the Journal for some time, so I'll need Memo.oft to show "My Name" in the header.
    Alternatively, a '.dot' that gives me the same function & appearance would work fine.
    Yes, Access would probably do the job better, but I'm Access illiterate, and won't have time to even think about it for the next year or so.
    To say nothing of the fact of having to reinput ALL the existing data. I use the Journal to record client billing detail.
    Many of these billing details are 3 - 4 pages long. Figuring out how to reinput & reformat in Access is daunting.

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    Re: Editing Forms (Outlook 2000 SR-1)

    You could create an e-mail account but set it up to send/receive manually and never trigger it, or use a misspelled username, or fake server... these are ugly workarounds, but given the shortness of time to play...

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