Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    halsall_mark
    Guest

    Trademark symbols in Email (Outlook 2000)

    Hi Everybody,
    I'd like to enforce the use of trademark symbols within emails for our trademarked words e.g. coca cola

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Trademark symbols in Email (Outlook 2000)

    If you are using Word as your email editor, you could maybe use auto-correct to replace
    coca cola
    with
    coca cola

  3. #3
    halsall_mark
    Guest

    Re: Trademark symbols in Email (Outlook 2000)

    Thanks for your input, I do know about autocorrect, but unfortunately not all my users use word as the editor.

    I quite like the scanning option, although I have over 250 trademark names, so a general disclaimer would look liek a right pigs ear, but at least we are trying!.

    I should also point out that I used Coca Cola

  4. #4
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Trademark symbols in Email (Outlook 2000)

    If it were me, I would be able to set up a content filter that checked for 'trademark ', or 'trademark.' or trademark,' etc. (i.e. 'trademark' followed by a space, comma, or full-stop instead of the

  5. #5
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Trademark symbols in Email (Outlook 2000)

    We faced the same problem at my company. We do not want to just catch trademark problems, but actually fix them. Thus, we want to bold some items and add TM or R to some. AutoCorrect was not a good solution since if we wanted to get some attributes (like italics) we got them all, including the original point size. Therefore, we wrote macros for Word, PowerPoint, FrontPage and Outlook

    In Outlook, this is a real problem since it uses four editors. For the Wordmail editor, the macro we use in Word works well. For plain text, little is possible except adding an unsightly TM. In the RTF editor, Microsoft does not allow good access to the model and we have not figured out how to correct the text. It is only in the HTML editor that we have provided a solution. We do not use style sheets but inline styles with the SPAN tag. The macro is table driven (so you may be able to substitute your trade-marks) but quite lengthy (to deal with trade names that are in mixed styles) and may not be suited for your use. Please let me know it you want a copy.

    -Gabe Fineman

  6. #6
    halsall_mark
    Guest

    Re: Trademark symbols in Email (Outlook 2000)

    Hi Gabe,

    Very creative - I would certainly like a copy of your macros to assess whether I can implement something similar.

    I have never done any but the most basic macro's within word so I may have a lot to learn in this area - do you have to hard code the trademarks somewhere? how many trademarks are you protecting in this way? - if you send a message to halsall_mark@talk21.com I'll pass on another email address to use
    Thanks
    Mark

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •