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    Notes Subject?! (Outlook XP)

    Okay, I'm onto Notes now. Another feature that could be extremely useful if MS had treated it properly. I notice you can't even use Bold, Underline, Italics, etc! At least, I haven't found a way to do so.

    However, my question now, is: how the <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> do you enter a Subject on a Note?! The listing puts a column for Subject (which is always blank) and the only other option is to have the 'content' column showing - which I've just discovered it will not allow you to sort by!

    Is it just me or is this rather ridiculous?!
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    Re: Notes Subject?! (Outlook XP)

    Yes, it's ridiculous. I'd like to stop there and leave you hanging <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>, but what you will find out is that the first bit of text you enter which is followed by a 'paragraph' or carriage return becomes the Title.

    So ocasionally I end up with a Note title along the lines of "Bill says that if I tweak the jiggy thing on the humpty do, the weasles will parade in the correct order. If that doesn't work, invert the quantum defibrillator ..." (you get the picture).

    I'd REALLY like it if Notes let us use font attributes, and I'd ESPECIALLY like it if Notes had a simple outliner built in.

    There are are whole bunch of Outlook annoyances, I'd make a list, but Notes doesn't have an outliner ...
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    Re: Notes Subject?! (Outlook XP)

    Now that is really weird - because I entered several notes and then went to the listing to see how they were shown - and the subject was blank on all of them. That's why I posted my query. Yet after reading your reply I went back and checked again and lo! the subjects had appeared!

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> Oh, well. <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>

    I'm going for a <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>
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    Re: Notes Subject?! (Outlook XP)

    By the way, you could have stopped there and I would have been left hanging, because I had already redefined the notes listing view to remove the (apparently useless) subject column and replace it with the (unsortable but at least it's there) contents column. I would therefore never have discovered that the subjects had suddenly appeared!

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    So I'm glad you didn't!

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    Re: Notes Subject?! (Outlook XP)

    As you may know, Microsoft has spun off the desired functionality for Notes into One-Note 2003 - which unsurprisingly enough costs more <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15>. It does work very nicely, however.
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    Re: Notes Subject?! (Outlook XP)

    Onenote is a more powerful note taking program with a different target user in mind. I use both and keep different types of notes in each program. OL's Notes replace sticky notes for passwords and other short notes and OneNote replaces a legal pad.

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    Re: Notes Subject?! (Outlook XP)

    Can I gnash my teeth and rant about that for minute? Why does MS ramble on about "Integration of business tools" and then pull this kind of unbundling stunt?

    And that reminds me of one of my least favorite Outlook Annoyances. MS talks all about collaboration and in Outlook XP introduced the option to "Add properties to Attachments to enable Reply with Changes", BUT THEY STILL DON'T HAVE AN OPTION TO '"REPLY WITH ATTACHMENT". Why in <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> NOT?
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    Apparently no two people in MS ever actually go back and forth on some project? <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> Oh, wait, that would explain a few things!
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    Re: Notes Subject?! (Outlook XP)

    They never reply, they just "Forward" everything and then the attachments will travel on.

    Think about it, Why would one want to reply with the same attachment, when the original sender already has a copy?
    Now if you change the attachment, then it would be a different one and then should have a different name.

    Do you know of ANY email program that will replay with the attachment in tact, if so which one?

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    Re: Notes Subject?! (Outlook XP)

    Dave, no, I don't know of an e-mail client that will reply with an attachment, but, like me winning the lottery, that doesn't mean it's not a good idea. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    There are very good reasons to reply with an attachment that the sender already has when the attachment has been edited. I know you and others have warned about the dangers of editing an attachment directly in e-mail, but I do it a dozen times a day, and get burnt about once in every 500 edits, usually because when I decide to edit further, I already have the Forward in Draft, but I mistakenly resume editing the Source message and then send the incompletely edited Forward and Delete the correctly edited Source message version. (If that's not confusing enough, I can go on ...) This method works efficiently for me, it's faster than saving a file I don't yet need to save because it's a work in process (most of my edits are my staff's work where I change things and send it back to them), and I can tolerate a 1 in 500 self-committed error rate.

    What's a pain is reselecting all the original To: and CC: line recipients and getting them into the forward To: and CC: ; since I always keep the prior message text upon a reply or forward, it's easy to do, but it's still a pain.
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    Re: Notes Subject?! (Outlook XP)

    What I do, is save the attachment to the hard drive make my changes, go to Outlook, hit reply or reply all and add my new edited version, simple and always works.

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