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    Adding Form Fields (MSO2K)

    I didn't / don't see any way to show the 'Categories' fiekd on the standard Message form, so...

    I was / am trying to add the 'Categories' field to the bottom of my Message template. I can see how to add the field, but when I did, instead of a sinngle small filed at the form bottom, I end up with a whole block of space that is then inaccessible, with the field in question at the bottom...

    How can / do I add just the field -- much like it is on the 'Task' form -- to the 'Message' form?

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    Re: Adding Form Fields (MSO2K)

    You can add Categories by clicking on the Options button when in a new Mail Message (on the Standard toolbar OR View, Options on the Menu).

    If you wish to create a form which will include the Categories, open up a new message form, select Tools, Forms, Design this Form and the Field Chooser control box should appear, click and drag the Categories field from the list and onto the desired area of your message. You must now Publish the Form, click on Tools, Forms, Publish Forms, it should default to your Personal Forms Library, give it a name. When you wish to use this form, click on New, Choose Form, and select the Personal Forms Library and the defined name. Unfortunately, you cannot write over the default forms which Outlook supplies to you (Message - Under Standard Forms Library). If you wish to add an icon to this form, you will need to write VBA code here... http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;290803

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    Re: Adding Form Fields (MSO2K)

    Trish:

    All seems fine, except, if I place the Categories field at the lower left corner of the form, it appears OK, but the entire column over the field up to the top of the form is now inaccessible...

    Can't I add the field and just use the space the field takes up, allowing me to be able to write my message in this area as well?

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    Re: Adding Form Fields (MSO2K)

    When I initially tested this, I placed the field under the Subject field... when doing this, the message body resized and moved to the right to allow for the Categories field. I then resized the message body area under... everything worked fine. After your reply, I tested placing the Categories field at the bottom of the message body and still everything worked fine... I am unsure of why items are 'inaccessible'. As for your last statement, I interpret that you are trying to embed a field inside of a field? If so, this is not possible. Could you attach the form so that I can take a look at it? Open the form and do a Save as (*.oft), attach this file... thanx... trish

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    Re: Adding Form Fields (MSO2K)

    Trish:

    Here's a form I tried it with...

    I obviously don't understand, or my techique sucks... or both!

    The field Category I wanted in the lower left corner...

    I juyst tried attaching the file and got an error of the file not being able to be attached... so I had to zip it first...

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    Re: Adding Form Fields (MSO2K)

    Hi Chuck... I opened your form and everything is working fine with the exception that the fields are tooo long and when you need to type in them the scroll bar is advancing forward to that area of the form - could this be the 'inaccessible' you were speaking of? - Not seeing the To: CC: Subject, etc. fields? Anyhow, I thought about this a little more and felt that the Category field should be placed above the message body area. I quickly created this form and changed the tabbing order, etc. for you. Open it up and go to Tools, Forms, Design this Form... then Publish the form - will ask for a name of the Form, default location - Personal Forms Library. If you wish to use this form, File, New, Choose Form, and select the Personal Forms Library (default) and the Form should be there. Test the form by sending it to yourself... to view the Categories you set, add the Categories field to your Inbox (right click on headers (Subject, Received, etc.) and pick Field Chooser, click and drag Categories to the desired location. Hope this helps! Good luck... trish

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    Re: Adding Form Fields (MSO2K)

    Trish:

    'Ppreciate thew assistance... I obviously need a little work on my understanding of this process... but your work-up gives good insights...

    Thanks,
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    Re: Adding Form Fields (MSO2K)

    As I mentioned above... you can also create an icon on your toolbar to complete the File, New, Choose Form... then pick the form from the list... you will need to write a quick VBA statement... pretty easy to do and you don't really need to understand VBA to figure it out... I've again attached the link to MS KB Article... http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;290803 ... yours may look like this:

    Sub DisplayForm()
    Set myFolder = Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
    Set myItem = myFolder.Items.Add("IPM.Note.Chuck")
    myItem.Display
    End Sub

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    Re: Adding Form Fields (MSO2K)

    Trish:

    Sorry for the delay getting back... family illness sucked out my time...

    Thanks for all the assist... maybe now I'll get on track... I've seen a lot of posting about the advantages gained through special forms and am anxious to jump in...

    Thanks again...

    Chuck
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