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Modify Stationery

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by DKTaber, Feb 5, 2003.

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  1. DKTaber

    DKTaber Thread Starter

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    I particularly like the Dolphins.htm stationery in OE 6, but do NOT like the font (Vivaldi); much too hard to read. I'd like to edit the file and substitute Monotype Corsiva for the Vivaldi font. However, when I try to do that and save it to a new name, the picture (a sailing sloop) repeats multiple times down the left side of the message.

    So my question is, how can you edit stationery to just change the font, but have the graphics work like they did in the original (single picture at the top)?
     
  2. phoneguy55

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    try this

    open OE....
    go to TOOLS...
    OPTIONS...
    COMPOSE....
    under STATIONARY....
    check box by "mail" then select "create new"
    the stationary wizard opens and lets you make your own....
    browse for a picture....assign a font (type and size)
    give your new stationary a name and you should be all set

    if you have done all this already.....then I'm stumped

    good luck....
     
  3. DKTaber

    DKTaber Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the tip, phoneguy. There are, however, a couple of problems with this approach. 1st, that establishes whatever you create as the default style for any new HTML message you write. I don't always want that for HTML messages; I want to be able to pick it if I want it. I didn't try this, but it may be that you can create it, and after it's saved, uncheck the HTML box, and then be able to manually select it (i.e., it ceases to come up by default). Second, the picture I'd most like to use is of Delaware's tall ship, the Kalmar Nyckel. It was sent to me in jpg format. When I use it as the picture, it covers 80% of the message width. I want it to be like the Dolphins stationery, where the picture is small and in the upper left corner. There may be a way to reduce the size of a jpg picture, but I'm not aware of how. I tried reducing the size to 25% using MS Photo Editor, and saving it, but when I put it in the message, it's still full size. If there's a way to reduce the picture, I'd be interested in using it. I thought about saving it to a gif format (which can be reduced at will), but when you try to save to a different format, the only ones offered are jpg or bmp (bit-mapped).

    Do you know how I can get around these issues?
     
  4. bassetman

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    DK

    I have several different ones I pick from. Just click the Down arrow as in the pic belaow and then select which one you want from the list.
    I believe whatever you use last is the default next time.

    <img src="http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=714519">

    Sorry I should have cropped this. :(
     

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  5. phoneguy55

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    I just set up a new stationary style in OE...here is what I found...

    when you follow the steps mentioned in the above post, you click on the "create new" button and use the wizard to set up a new style, and give it a name. Now it is added to your list of stationary styles. You can still leave the box unchecked , so there will be no "default" style.If you want a default style, check the box and select the one you want.
    It just worked for me on a quick runthrough with a random jpg picture I had.

    You could also create a new image with a white background, that had your image in the corner. Now if you select "whole page" in the stationary wizard, your image should only be in the corner you put it.
     

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