Using word templates as email

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Processor: Intel

I want to ask how I use a word template as an email template? I have found an easy solution for PC on MS own website but it does not apply for Mac...I know this must be straightforward but simply select-all, cut, paste into new message does not work and template falls apart....help !!!!
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livingroom
1/7/2010 11:54:34 AM
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You can't do that in Microsoft Office for Mac.

You have to write the email in Word then use File>Send to>Mail recipient (as
HTML) from inside Word.

It still makes a mess of it.  Best to simply forget about it: emails should
be plain text anyway: having formatting in emails annoys a lot of people.

Cheers


On 7/01/10 10:54 PM, in article 59bb03bd.-1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0,
"livingroom@officeformac.com" <livingroom@officeformac.com> wrote:

> Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Processor: Intel
> I want to ask how I use a word template as an email template? I have found an
> easy solution for PC on MS own website but it does not apply for Mac...I know
> this must be straightforward but simply select-all, cut, paste into new
> message does not work and template falls apart....help !!!!

This email is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum
matters unless you intend to pay!

 -- 

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410
+61 4 1209 1410, mailto:john@mcghie.name


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John
1/8/2010 7:04:42 AM
John, Thank you for that. Maybe the question was unclear...what I want to do is send a newsletter to the rest of my family, either using a word or Keynote template, and want to send it as an email rather than an attachment. Surely this is possible in light of the number I receive from shops and companies? I would have thought it an easy thing to do in light of Apples Graphic following within the design community? I hope this is possible........
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livingroom
1/8/2010 9:29:39 AM
Word is built and designed as a writing tool, primarily for authors and 
typists (if there is such a thing anymore).  You'll probably need to 
temper your expectations.

Shops and companies surely don't use Word to do those newsletters (which 
often, while perhaps "pretty" to some, end up being relatively 
unreadable and cause security risks since they are based on HTML and 
graphics images). They'll be using specialised HTML editors and tools 
which product newsletters.  There are lots of web sites which provide 
this as a service.

If I were doing a family newsletter, I'd do it as a blog on on the free 
blog sites (Google's, WordPress, etc.) or even doing it in Facebook. 
I'd forget about trying to craft HTML formatting email in Word.


--rms

www.rmschneider.com




On 08/01/10 09:29, livingroom@officeformac.com wrote:
> John, Thank you for that. Maybe the question was unclear...what I want
> to do is send a newsletter to the rest of my family, either using a word
> or Keynote template, and want to send it as an email rather than an
> attachment. Surely this is possible in light of the number I receive
> from shops and companies? I would have thought it an easy thing to do in
> light of Apples Graphic following within the design community? I hope
> this is possible........
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Rob
1/8/2010 9:56:30 AM
No.  It is not possible using Word for Mac on the Macintosh.

You can do it in Word on the PC, but not on the Mac.

You need a different application, or you need to send the document as an
attachment.

Cheers


On 8/01/10 8:29 PM, in article 59bb03bd.1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0,
"livingroom@officeformac.com" <livingroom@officeformac.com> wrote:

> John, Thank you for that. Maybe the question was unclear...what I want to do
> is send a newsletter to the rest of my family, either using a word or Keynote
> template, and want to send it as an email rather than an attachment. Surely
> this is possible in light of the number I receive from shops and companies? I
> would have thought it an easy thing to do in light of Apples Graphic following
> within the design community? I hope this is possible........

 --

The email below is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum
matters unless I ask you to; or unless you intend to pay!

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410
+61 4 1209 1410, mailto:john@mcghie.name


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John
1/9/2010 12:45:08 PM
Sorry to persist with this...but can I do it in Pages then? Otherwise, this will be the first time in THIRTY ONE YEARS APPLE HAVE LET ME DOWN in preferrence to Microsoft.........and that would be a shame.....any other suggestions?
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livingroom
1/9/2010 4:04:05 PM
Hi.

You can't do this with Pages/Mail or Pages/Entourage, either. As others 
have mentioned, it is preferable to attach a PDF file of your newsletter 
to an e-mail message, or to create a webpage in a different application, 
such as iWeb, and then send the link to the webpage via e-mail. That 
way, you can be almost 100% sure that your formatting will be preserved.

On 09/01/10 17:04, livingroom@officeformac.com wrote:
> Sorry to persist with this...but can I do it in Pages then? Otherwise,
> this will be the first time in THIRTY ONE YEARS APPLE HAVE LET ME DOWN
> in preferrence to Microsoft.........and that would be a shame.....any
> other suggestions?

-- 
Michel Bintener
Microsoft MVP (Macintosh)

*** Please always reply to the newsgroup. ***
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Michel
1/9/2010 4:31:47 PM
<FONT FACE="Verdana, Helvetica, Arial"><SPAN STYLE='font-size:11pt'>On 1/9/10 8:04 AM, in article <a href="59bb03bd.4@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0">59bb03bd.4@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0</a>, &quot;<a href="livingroom@officeformac.com">livingroom@officeformac.com</a>&quot; <<a href="livingroom@officeformac.com">livingroom@officeformac.com</a>> wrote:<BR>
<BR>
</SPAN></FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE="Verdana, Helvetica, Arial"><SPAN STYLE='font-size:11pt'>any other suggestions?<BR>
</SPAN></FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE="Verdana, Helvetica, Arial"><SPAN STYLE='font-size:11pt'><BR>
Use Apple Mail. They have some nice stationary and can do what you want.<BR>
<BR>
-- <BR>
Diane </SPAN></FONT>
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Diane_Ross_MVP
1/10/2010 10:13:44 PM
Ah Yes.  Apple Mail's Stationary.  That would do the job for the OP.

(That being said, call me old fashioned but I'd prefer to not have to 
read email formatted like this).


--rms

www.rmschneider.com




On 10/01/10 22:13, Diane_Ross_MVP@officeformac.com wrote:
> On 1/9/10 8:04 AM, in article 59bb03bd.4@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0,
> "livingroom@officeformac.com" <livingroom@officeformac.com> wrote:
>
>     any other suggestions?
>
>
> Use Apple Mail. They have some nice stationary and can do what you want.
>
> --
> Diane
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Rob
1/11/2010 8:42:03 AM
Hi Rob:

If you're old-fashioned, I must be pre-historic.  Any email over 20kb simply
gets rejected by my server, unless I am expecting it.

Neatly cleans all the junk from my inbox, including formatted email,
flatulent signatures, and garish "newsletters" :-)

I guess there is no chance that the marketing puff-adders of this world will
ever understand that my inbox is not the place to try to sell me things.
Advertisements appearing there will either have zero effect, or get them
added to the "Never buy from..." list on the third offence :-)

Cheers

On 11/01/10 7:42 PM, in article #a57znpkKHA.5568@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl, "Rob
Schneider" <rmschne@yahoo_but_not_often_checked.com> wrote:

> Ah Yes.  Apple Mail's Stationary.  That would do the job for the OP.
> 
> (That being said, call me old fashioned but I'd prefer to not have to
> read email formatted like this).
> 
> 
> --rms
> 
> www.rmschneider.com
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 10/01/10 22:13, Diane_Ross_MVP@officeformac.com wrote:
>> On 1/9/10 8:04 AM, in article 59bb03bd.4@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0,
>> "livingroom@officeformac.com" <livingroom@officeformac.com> wrote:
>> 
>>     any other suggestions?
>> 
>> 
>> Use Apple Mail. They have some nice stationary and can do what you want.
>> 
>> --
>> Diane

This email is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum
matters unless you intend to pay!

 -- 

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410
+61 4 1209 1410, mailto:john@mcghie.name


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John
1/11/2010 8:31:57 PM
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