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    Designing Forms (Outlook XP)

    I am trying to design a form based on an appointment item form. The large box on the bottom of an appointment form where you can type in any information, does anyone know what that is called? I am trying to add this field to my new form but cannot find the name of it. The typed information in this field is transfered to my palm pilot when synchronizing which is what I am trying to achieve. Thank you.

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    Re: Designing Forms (Outlook XP)

    As far as VBA is concerned, that field is called the Body, just like the "body" of an e-mail message.

    (To sniff properties in VBA, I use a tiny procedure like this:

    Sub SniffAppointment()
    Dim app As Outlook.AppointmentItem
    Set app = ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    Stop ' View > Locals and look at properties for "app"
    Set app = Nothing
    End Sub)

    Based on trial and error, it appears that you can get this field on a form by selecting All Mail Fields in the Field Chooser drop-down and dragging Message onto your form. Isn't that intuitive? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Designing Forms (Outlook XP)

    You may have figured it out by now, but I thought I'd mention that you can only have one instance of a "body" on a form.

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    Re: Designing Forms (Outlook XP)

    Thank you. If I designed a form by first opening up the appointment form (then saving under new name) how can I delete the original body (message) field so that my new body field on the new form created (P.2) is the default and hopefully synchronizes with the Palm? As you can see I have much to learn. I appreciate your help. Dorothy

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