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Microsoft Outlook 98 Form

raewisconsin
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I am trying to create a Multi-page form in Outlook 98 to communicate to the recipient one of the following:
To add a procedure
To revise a procedure
To delete a procedure

The design of the form is based on the ?message? format in Outlook 98.

I need to be able to attach a document when using the ?add? or ?revise? page tab.

My problem occurs when I start up the new form, it warns me with:

?This form has more than one message or notes control. If more than one control is visible at run time, only one control works?.

Is there a field that I can create (to substitute the message field) that would allow me to still have the attachment (insert file) ability? As soon as I remove the message field box on a page, the insert file (paper clip icon) dims out.

I have suggested separate forms for each condition but the end users are insisting on a single form.

Any help?

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raewisconsin,

I have had similar problems before, and have found that a multiline textbox works - insert textbox, right click for properties & choose multiline - this should work, but im not sure how many characters you will be limited to...

Hope this helps...

Sol

Commented:
The only field that will allow you to attach a file is the message control.  How about this?  Make a form with 4 tabs.  One tab for each operation that you want to do and a 4th tab with the message control on it.  You can use the SetCurrentFormPage method to navigate between the tabs.  Would that work?  

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Solipsist,
I tried that and was then unable to attach any documents. I need the ability to attach.

rjcpic,
That would be my choice to but the end user wants it on the tab they are working on. Maybe there is a way to disable the error message? Only one attachment will be per send but I need the message field on two different tabs.

raewisconsin

Commented:
No way to disable the error message as far as I know.  Does the user need to "see" the attachment?  I'm thinking a text box on both tabs that you could put the attachment name in.  Then have the mesage control on a hidden tab.  Then have a multi line text box on the other tabs.  

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raweisconsin, any update?

Author

Commented:
rjcpic, Yes they need to see the attachment.

RAE
Commented:
There really isn't much you can do unfortunately other than have the attachment on a separate tab.  There is no way to have multiple message controls on a form and have each of them have an attachment (or display an attachment).

You could have a command button that would be on each tab that would allow the user to click on it and it would take them to the attachment tab.

Author

Commented:
Thanks, I will persue that avenue.

RAE

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