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    Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    I cannot save an animated gif received in an Outlook 2000 email as .gif. When I right-click I only get the option to save the image as .bmp (there is no attachment as it is embedded). However in Outlook Express I can right-click and save the image as a .gif and it is fine.
    I have tried to save the animated gif as a .bmp and then resave as a .gif but it loses all animation.
    Is there a work-around for this?

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    Re: Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    it's in html mail? try changing the format to plain text (edit | edit message) or hit forward then change to plain text.

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    Re: Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    Alas, can't do it. I've tried. Changing to "plain text" strips all graphics out and deletes them. MSKB Q234943

    A work-around is to send it to yourself at an internet e-mail account (e.g. Hotmail), then save the html page (complete), then open the folder this creates, and locate the .gif (could be named anything) -- OR open in Outlook Express as above.

    Kind of a pain, eh?

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    Re: Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    Benjamin, Cannot find an email to test this on, but the Outlook Help had this to say:
    Right-click the embedded object you want to edit, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu.
    On the General tab, click Convert.
    Click the file format you want to convert the embedded object to.
    Whether this then allows you to save as I don't know, but worth a try?
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    Re: Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    I think there are three scenarios:
    [list=1]<LI>Picture is linked using an <IMG> tag. Suggestions:

    <UL><LI>Save message as HTML to a convenient location, such as the desktop, then open it in the browser, right-click it, and Save Picture As. However, this should only be done with trusted messages, because saving outside the Outlook portion of the IE cache probably removes the protection of the Restricted Zone.

    <LI>View source, find the [img]URL you want[/img] tag, copy the URL, paste into the browser's address window, then save the picture. In a long message, this will be a hassle, but it avoid the clutter of saving an extra file and the security issue.
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    Re: Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    What happens if you simply save the image as a bmp file and then rename it as a gif file. I just tried this technique with a jpg file that I received embedded in an html message yesterday (that is, I renamed it as a jpg file, not gif) and it worked. Maybe it works with animated gifs, too.

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    Re: Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    Can do that but it does not save the animations only a flat file
    benjamin

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    Re: Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    When you righ-click properties tab is greyed out i.e. unaccessible.
    benjamin

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    Re: Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    Thanks for all the help. Tried options 1 & 2 with no success so will have to try option 3. Unfotunately I receive most of my mail on my work pc and we are not allowed to use Outlook Express, otherwise I would have just installed it instead of pulling my hair out.
    This is a very interesting dilemma and I wonder why it hasn't been raised before.
    benjamin

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    Re: Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    What happens if you click on "Forward" (without actually sending it on anywhere).
    I sometimes find this makes attachments more accessible . . .

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    Re: Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    Nope. Tried that. Same result. I'm going to try Jefferson's macro (above)...

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    Re: Cannot save .gif in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000)

    OK, I am not sure then. But to see if it is dependent on a system setting, can you send me directly a copy (with the information deleted but with the embedded .gif) and I will try on my system.
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