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    Creating a custom stationery page (Outlook 2003)

    Hi,

    I am using Word 2003 to create my own custom design for use as stationery in Outlook. I set up my design as a table with a title Bar and a bar (cell) running down the left edge of the page that contains some pictures and my address and tel numbers. i then save the document as HTML.

    In Outlook I go to Tools | Options and click Stationery Picker under the Mail Format tab. I set up a new stationery and link to my Template design.

    The stationery loads on a new email, but the pictures do not...they have that little red X in the control.

    Any ideas to rectify this??

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    Re: Creating a custom stationery page (Outlook 2003)

    I don't think it is a good idea to include pictures in stationery (except for a simple background and a signature); they take up extra space and users with an e-mail client that doesn't understand HTML wouldn't be able to see them anyway.
    And Word creates bloated HTML even if you choose filtered HTML as file type.

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    Re: Creating a custom stationery page (Outlook 200

    Whilst agreeing totally with Hans, I think the usual practice is to fire up Outlook Express and use it to create your stationery.

    Just don't send an email to me <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Creating a custom stationery page (Outlook 2003)

    OK...thx for the responses and warnings. Its not my choice to do this...I have a friend who owns his own company, and he asked me to help him with a design. He got the idea form an email sent to him that had a design similar! I will tell him about the warnings and let him decide if he wants to go ahead with this!

    Leif: I will give Outlook Express a go...I assume you specify this as it has more options or is easier to create what i wanted???
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    Re: Creating a custom stationery page (Outlook 200

    No - I suggested it because it is what other's have proposed and seems to be an easy route! An alternative is to use something like FrontPage.
    If you run a search in this forum for <code>"stationery express"</code> you may pick up a few more tips.

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    Re: Creating a custom stationery page (Outlook 200

    Tx...will do!
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    Re: Creating a custom stationery page (Outlook 200

    Simplest is to use local paths in your HTML (e.g., [img]background.jpg[/img]) and then store the images in the stationery folder along with your .htm file.

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