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    Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    How hard would it be to add a couple e-mail fields to the standard Contact form? -- so that instead of accepting 3 e-mail addresses, it would/could accept 5-6?

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    Outlook allows you to create your own user defined fields. However, I have never tried modifying a built-in control to accept more fields. Perhaps there is a way? If not, you would need to create your own textboxes for the additional addresses. Maybe. So far my custom fields involve things like checkboxes for whether to have coffee in the conference room for a meeting. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    Well, you know me... I'm gonna get just far enough along to cause myself trouble...

    I wish that MS would build in some type of adaptability into these things.

    I guess I'll have to jump in and start trying to learn forms development....

    sigh...

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    Just a note, are you aware that Office 2007 that Outlook is using Word as the ONLY editor. So anything you do today and if you upgrade to 2007 MAY not work.

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    dave:

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    Outlook is using Word as the ONLY editor
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    ??????

    You're kidding, right (I hope)? No e-mail writing or editing directly in Outlook? Why the heck did they do THAT? If so, that certainly gives pause to the idea of upgrading... Unless of course it ain't never coming back, as they say...

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    Outlook is NOT going to be part of the "Student and Teachers edition". I believe the move here is to get the Vista user on "Windows Mail" which is the replacement for Outlook Express.
    Outlook is being pushed into the "commercial" world and Windows Mail for the "home" customer. With all the "collaboration" stuff that is in the newer Office products, only a very small percentage of the users will need it.

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    dave:

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    only a very small percentage of the users will need it
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    Dave:

    If by "it" you meant Outlook, then what the heh am I (others) supposed to use for calendars, tasks and all the other "stuff"? They want to just sell certain versions to most people? What a crock that is.

    But that's all right, I'm usually buying the Pro version anyway, so, THAT having been said: Is it just me and my imagination, or does using Word to wite your emails seem to put more call on resources etc.? And there won't be any choice here, right?

    Harumph.

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    I have NOT been impressed with the new Office. I has a lot for the "Working" world but not for the home user.
    I see no reason to go to it, unless I went back to work <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    The new menu bars take up to much of the screen and are very confusing.

    As for the calender, address book and junk filter, Windows Mail from Vista now have better ones than OE does. See Windows Mail at Microsoft

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    Dave:

    It seems that you're right...

    I didn't see any Contacts discussion... Is the address Book remaining about the same?

    Also, is this going to be a client-based service, or one more push to get us to move to net-based e-mail etc.?

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    Check out Windows Mail at help.microsoft.com

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    Dave:

    But you/I won't be able to actually work with it until Vista, yes? And it's the Contact management that still unfinished, so...

    I wish they'd just leave that alone... but oh well...

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    Well, if you have a spare machine or a machine that has a empty disk or partition, there will be a "Public" Beta 2 release in the near future.

    Keep your <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15> on the news about this release.

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    Re: Extra E-mail field (MSO 2003)

    Dave:

    Oh, I'll try it... I'll set it up on a VM... but nevertheless, I wish they hadn't screwed around so much...

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