My styles as default in new email

Hi all,

I've posted a similar question to this a couple times, but each time I
get better at describing what I'm really looking for.  :-)  Thanks for
your patience.

I have some styles that I'm partial to (Normal and Heading 1-9 with
bullets), and when I open a new email in Outlook 2007 I want those to
be the default styles.  I don't want to have to choose a Quick Style.
I don't want a custom form.

I've tried editing the NormalEmail.dotm, but it doesn't produce the
desired results: new emails don't have the styles I define in the
template.  I've struggled with this template for FAR too long and I'm
only getting frustrated that the results aren't predictable. (and also
I've read several posts that said that's not the best way to do it).
Sigh.

Can anyone tell me the best way to have my style formats be the
default style formats for new emails?  I'm sure I'm just missing
something.

Thanks!

Myron
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3/8/2008 12:49:23 AM
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If you could create a style and have it listed as a Theme then you should be 
able to set it as default via Tools | Options | Mail Format ... stationary 
....

there's a little on Word 2007 themes here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA102341291033.aspx

I'm not sure if all the themes are shared with Outlook. I'd expect them to 
be.
<myronschroner@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
news:e437fbaf-b858-44eb-b7e5-01fe3a681915@d4g2000prg.googlegroups.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I've posted a similar question to this a couple times, but each time I
> get better at describing what I'm really looking for.  :-)  Thanks for
> your patience.
>
> I have some styles that I'm partial to (Normal and Heading 1-9 with
> bullets), and when I open a new email in Outlook 2007 I want those to
> be the default styles.  I don't want to have to choose a Quick Style.
> I don't want a custom form.
>
> I've tried editing the NormalEmail.dotm, but it doesn't produce the
> desired results: new emails don't have the styles I define in the
> template.  I've struggled with this template for FAR too long and I'm
> only getting frustrated that the results aren't predictable. (and also
> I've read several posts that said that's not the best way to do it).
> Sigh.
>
> Can anyone tell me the best way to have my style formats be the
> default style formats for new emails?  I'm sure I'm just missing
> something.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Myron 


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BillR9171 (440)
3/10/2008 1:01:23 AM
Thanks... I've heard it's not possible to create themes short of real
programming...  If I'm wrong, please point me in the right
direction.

If programming is required to create themes, then there's gotta be an
easier way to set up a default email style template, right?

Thanks!
0
3/10/2008 1:58:05 AM
Word 2007 certainly has the ability to "Save Current Theme". The Word guys 
would know more.

In Outlook look in Change Styles in the Format Text Ribbon.
I haven't played around with it yet (I will when I get more time) but there 
are a few options there like "Save as Quick Style Set" and "Set as Default" 
that might apply.

post back on what you discover.
<myronschroner@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
news:61e6cea0-4172-4873-9f0e-abb2b43b842a@h11g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> Thanks... I've heard it's not possible to create themes short of real
> programming...  If I'm wrong, please point me in the right
> direction.
>
> If programming is required to create themes, then there's gotta be an
> easier way to set up a default email style template, right?
>
> Thanks! 


0
BillR9171 (440)
3/10/2008 6:37:04 AM
Also, in the Quick Styles I mentioned look at updating a style to match 
selection. There's some info in Help.

"Bill R" <BillR@removethisbitMVPS.org> wrote in message 
news:Ot1ookngIHA.5296@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Word 2007 certainly has the ability to "Save Current Theme". The Word guys 
> would know more.
>
> In Outlook look in Change Styles in the Format Text Ribbon.
> I haven't played around with it yet (I will when I get more time) but 
> there are a few options there like "Save as Quick Style Set" and "Set as 
> Default" that might apply.
>
> post back on what you discover.
> <myronschroner@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
> news:61e6cea0-4172-4873-9f0e-abb2b43b842a@h11g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
>> Thanks... I've heard it's not possible to create themes short of real
>> programming...  If I'm wrong, please point me in the right
>> direction.
>>
>> If programming is required to create themes, then there's gotta be an
>> easier way to set up a default email style template, right?
>>
>> Thanks!
>
> 


0
BillR9171 (440)
3/10/2008 8:13:18 AM
No you are not missing anything.  What you want should be straightforward and 
easy to do but the people who designed Outlook 2007 have hidden anything 
useful away.  The rambling responses to your request are indicative of the 
problem.  If you do find a solution I'd love to know it! I have the same 
issue.  We have stationery set up which is fine for a new mail but when you 
reply in HTML mode it defaults to a font we don't want.  I tried the Word 
template route....with the same results as you.  However, I've solved the 
problem on my new laptop.  I installed Thunderbird.

"myronschroner@yahoo.com" wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I've posted a similar question to this a couple times, but each time I
> get better at describing what I'm really looking for.  :-)  Thanks for
> your patience.
> 
> I have some styles that I'm partial to (Normal and Heading 1-9 with
> bullets), and when I open a new email in Outlook 2007 I want those to
> be the default styles.  I don't want to have to choose a Quick Style.
> I don't want a custom form.
> 
> I've tried editing the NormalEmail.dotm, but it doesn't produce the
> desired results: new emails don't have the styles I define in the
> template.  I've struggled with this template for FAR too long and I'm
> only getting frustrated that the results aren't predictable. (and also
> I've read several posts that said that's not the best way to do it).
> Sigh.
> 
> Can anyone tell me the best way to have my style formats be the
> default style formats for new emails?  I'm sure I'm just missing
> something.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Myron
> 
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JJB (4)
4/4/2008 11:46:01 AM
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