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    Saving a GIF (Outlook 2002)

    Well, here is something that is very annoying to me. When I receive an email containing an animated gif, I cannot save that image as a gif file. It can be done easily using Outlook Express, but I prefer Outlook. I use a very time-consuming "work around". Can anyone help me?
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    Re: Saving a GIF (Outlook 2002)

    That time-consuming workaround probably is similar to what I used to do for Outlook 2000 (see <post#=242736>post 242736</post#>).

    For Outlook 2002, I have a new technique I just made up.
    1. <LI>Forward the message which contains the animated gif you want to save
      <LI>Address the message to your own e-mail address, Ctrl+K to resolve it, but don't send it yet
      <LI>Double-click the address and change the Display name to something like Me TEXT ONLY
      <LI>Change the drop-down from "Let Outlook decide" to "Send Plain Text only" and click OK
      <LI>Right-click and save to your address book for future use (this will replace steps 2-5)
      <LI>Send and then retrieve; the GIF now should be an attachment
    Is that a better workaround? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Hope this helps.

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    Re: Saving a GIF (Outlook 2002)

    Sorry, but you lost me in Step 4. Double clicking the address puts me into my own Address file. I changed the Display Name but I don't know what "drop down" you mean. Please let me know because I'm willing to try this method.
    My "work-around" consisted of forwarding the email to my husband's computer, opening it in Outlook Express, right-clicking and saving the GIF, then accessing that file through our network. Time-consuming and ridiculous!
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    Re: Saving a GIF (Outlook 2002)

    Oh, yeah, if Outlook recognizes the address you don't get the same dialog. In that case, just use an arbitrary address and change both the display name and the address, like so:

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    Re: Saving a GIF (Outlook 2002)

    Thanks for your suggestion. I followed each step carefully and when I received the email back, the GIF files were still part of the email and not attachments. I tried to right-click and Save Picture As...and my only choice of file type was BMP. Surely there is a way to do this in Outlook!
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    Re: Saving a GIF (Outlook 2002)

    I don't know why it isn't working for you.

    The other way is to drop a copy of the message in a new folder (e.g., named "ImportToOE") and use Oulook Express on your own computer to import it. Faster than across the network, but still inconvenient.

    I haven't searched for any utilities to do this. Maybe someone has posted something out there somewhere. If you can find a utility to save all of the pieces in HTML format, it would do more than you need, but it should include the GIF.

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    Re: Saving a GIF (Outlook 2002)

    Now THAT is quick and easy compared to what I've been doing! Why didn't I think of that?

    Thank you. You have been a big help.
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    Re: Saving a GIF (Outlook 2002)

    Any one found a fix for this? So "Save As" can be used in Outlook 2003.
    It is still the same way in Outlook 2003!

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Saving a GIF (Outlook 2002)

    I'm still using Jeff's suggestion of an Import to OE folder. If anyone knows another way to resolve this, I'd like to know.
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