Outlook - I wish to customise my e-mails

  wee eddie 18:15 25 Sep 2006
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by using one of my photos as a background to my e-mails.

I can't work out how to do this. Using the Standard Stationary is not what I want to do.

  VoG II 18:29 25 Sep 2006

Add a background to a message
Do one of the following:

Add a background image

With the HTML message open, click in the message body.
On the Format menu, point to Background, and then click Picture.
By default, the File list includes the stationery that's available in Microsoft Outlook.

In the File box, either type the path to an image on your hard disk, type the URL of an image on the Internet, or click Browse to locate an image.
If the picture isn't large enough to fill the message body, the picture will repeat as many times as necessary to fill the message.

Notes

This procedure works only for messages in HTML format.
If Microsoft Word is your e-mail editor, see Word Help.
Add a background color

With the message open, click in the message body.
On the Format menu, point to Background, point to Color, and then click the color you want.
Notes

This procedure works only for messages in HTML format.
If Microsoft Word is your e-mail editor, see Word Help.
Specify the default stationery pattern for new messages

Setting the default stationery in Microsoft Outlook also sets the default stationery in Microsoft Word. If you want to use a theme as the default, set the default from Word. See Word Help for more information.

Set the default stationery for all new messages you create

From the main Outlook window, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Mail Format tab.

In the Compose in this message format list, click HTML.

In the Use this stationery by default list, click the stationery you want.

Specify a default stationery for one new message you create

On the Actions menu, point to New Mail Message Using, and then click the stationery you want to use.

If the stationery you want is not listed, click More Stationery, and in the Stationery list, click the one you want to use. For additional stationery available from the Web, click Get More Stationery.

Note These procedures are available only if you use HTML as your message format.

  wee eddie 20:59 25 Sep 2006

Method 1 worked a treat

  terryf 21:02 25 Sep 2006

This of course will be no use if the recipient has chosen onlt to receive text messages

  wee eddie 22:40 25 Sep 2006

However that's their loss.

  Forum Editor 22:59 25 Sep 2006

almost all business users set Outlook to view inbound messages in plain text - I certainly do, because it has various advantages. I know that lots of home users like HTML messages with all kinds of enhancements though, so good luck to you.

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