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    Pasting a printscreen (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    When I paste a printscreen into an outlook message (I'm using Word as my e-mail editor) I see the pasted picture appear in the message body. But on the recipient side, no picture appears. I use ALT-Printscreen to capture only a small area, and it is roughly the same size when I paste it. If I select Edit-PasteSpecial, I see many menu options from which to paste with. (MS Office Drawing Object, Picture PNG are two to select from) Is there a particular format that will work better in the email?

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    Re: Pasting a printscreen (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    When using Outlook as my mail editor, pasting directly creates really huge messages. I find it better to paste into Paint, save as PNG, then use Insert>Picture. Many more steps, but I'm just very considerate that way. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> (Actually, it's the Golden Rule.)

    Using Word as the editor, I'm not sure. I thought it always converted automagically? Do you send in Rich Text or HTML format? Does the recipient receive the image as an attachment or not at all? If it's HTML, what does the code of the message body say? When an image is embedded, there usually is something like src="cid:1234567890" where the image is displayed.

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    Re: Pasting a printscreen (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    I don't recall having selected to send in HTML, only that I selected to use Word as the editor. How can I tell whether I am sending in Rich Text or HTML? I don't see it as a selection under Tools-Options. And no, the recipient did not receive anything.

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    Re: Pasting a printscreen (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    Just had to look a little further. I am set to compose in HTML and edit and read with Word. Do you suppose that the recipient's settings would also make a difference?

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    Re: Pasting a printscreen (Outlook 2002 SP2)

    If the recipient is not able to accept HTML messages or has the ability turned off, yes, it could make a difference. Some email clients force plain text messages as a security measure and some users choose it on their own, which would result in no pictures in the messages they receive.
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