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    Pictures in Contacts (2000)

    I don't use Outlook, so lack familiarity. I noticed in more recent versions that there's an ability to add picture(s) to contact details. I wonder if this feature is possible in 2000? I can't see it, but I'm hoping I've missed it. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

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    Re: Pictures in Contacts (2000)

    Insert > Object > Microsoft Photo Editor Photo
    will allow you to add a viewable picture, or clicking on the paper-clip will let you add a picture as a file.
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    Re: Pictures in Contacts (2000)

    Thanks Leif. The options for insert object don't include "Microsoft Photo Editor Photo". There are a few in there, but it's aeons since I used the old object packager (I'm surprised to see it even in a 2000 program). Specifically, I need to show a little (business card) JPG file. If I insert as existing file, I only get an icon and object packager doesn't allow option of show picture; only description.

    I wonder if there's a little program I could install that provides and registers OLE for JPG, so that I could show a picture, rather than having to "create" an embedded object, based on something that's already a picture file in the first place?

    Alan

    [Edit] - This I don't really comprendi - "Picture view is available only if the packaged information was created by a program that supports drag-and-drop functions. " Some JPG programs will and others won't ???

    [Another Edit] - "But if the object you're packaging was created with an OLE-capable application and if it was copied into Object Packager by the Clipboard, you can see a snapshot of the object with the Picture view." is the missing link. Problem solved if I use this path.

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    Re: Pictures in Contacts (2000)

    Digging in here a bit, I think I've found an automated answer using Send to X 1.2. It enables, among other things, copying to clipboard direct from windows explorer:
    "Send To Clipboard As Contents places the entire file onto the clipboard (a neat way to copy and paste text or a graphic). "

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    Re: Pictures in Contacts (2000)

    Do you have PhotoEditor installed? (Part of the Office installation options.)

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    Re: Pictures in Contacts (2000)

    <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> The missus got a boatload of software with her digital camera.
    I figured that was enough to confuse her for the moment. <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23>
    I'll see how the "Send to Clipboard" method suits her first.

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    Re: Pictures in Contacts (2000)

    Try this then:
    Find image in Windows Explorer...
    Right-click the image > Edit (Opens in Paint)
    Edit > Select All > Edit > Copy

    Switch to the open Contact....
    Left-click in the big 'notes' area and Right-click > Paste
    Does that not insert the image?
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    Re: Pictures in Contacts (2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by AlanMiller on 12-Mar-07 21:54. )</P>We're thinking alike here (great minds etc. <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>). I was trying to use the old 95 power toy "Send To -> Clipboard as Contents", to eliminate the step of actually opening a program. No matter how I tried to associate graphic formats with Paint, it would still only work on .BMP. So I thought I'd check ol' reliable IrfanView. Sure enough, there's a command line method to do it. I wrote the following .VBS and created a shortcut to it in the Send To folder... "Copy Picture to Clipboard". Bingo!... like a charm.
    <code>
    Dim WshShell, oExec, cmdLine
    Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    cmdLine = "C:Program FilesIrfanViewi_view32.exe " & WScript.Arguments(0) & " /clipcopy /killmesoftly"
    Set oExec = WshShell.Exec(cmdLine)

    Do While oExec.Status = 0
    WScript.Sleep 100
    Loop
    </code>

    [Edited] - This script does have the potential drawback of closing all running instances of IrfanView each time it grabs a picture. Obviously not a good choice if using IView as the target app for pasting.

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