• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 2948
  • Last Modified:

If an *.oft extension is an Outlook template, how to make one then...

I'm occupied with a rule issue.
I have a MS office rule that if a message is send to a certain person, the message is to be answered with a speciffic message.
Up to the "send to a certain person" thingie everything is OK. But I cannot select an option to reply other then with a  standard template in c:/program files/microsoft office/templates/1043 which name is "mail.oft". This "mail" contains nothing and it is not possible to change and Safe it.

So:
How can I make templates of the *.oft type
Or:
Is there another solutions to combine with the MS Outlook rules

Eric
0
Greenkodiak
Asked:
Greenkodiak
  • 2
  • 2
1 Solution
 
AZSanDiegoHBCommented:
Hi Greenkodiak,

(the following is a paraphrase from this website: http://www.slipstick.com/rules/autoreply.htm), couldn't have said it better myself!
"First, make sure that Word is not your e-mail editor (Tools | Options | Mail Format), because WordMail does not allow you to save messages as Outlook templates. Create a new Outlook message, then add your own subject and text. You can also add Bcc and Cc addresses. Then use File | Save As, and save as an Outlook template .oft file"

AZSanDiegoHB
0
 
GreenkodiakAuthor Commented:
Clear and understandable
At least better then the weird microsoft way of working.

Tx AZ
0
 
GreenkodiakAuthor Commented:
Another related question, if you would be so kind.
I changed the format the way you said. The disadvantage however now is that the message doesnt show bolt letters and more importand: an emailadres written in the mail (template) is:
 "HYPERLINK "mailto:name@domain.nl" name@domain.nl " 
When I only typed name@domain.nl
The whole "hyperlink" etc is not verry represenable.

any Idea?
0
 
AZSanDiegoHBCommented:
hi again,
i did a little bit of in-breeding and found your answer:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_21200875.html

(short answer: because the html template converts to rich text when it is saved as an *.oft file, all the other garbage gets added in; how to avoid it--write "mailto:" in front of the email address, like <mailto:yourname@isp.com> and that's how it will appear in the template reply)

unfortunately i don't have an answer for bold text, but this will help clean up the message quite a bit.
best of luck-
0
 
Darryl AllenCommented:
If Outlook converts all OFT files to rich text, then how do you save HTML templates?  I have saved it as HTML, but it opens as plain text.
0

Featured Post

How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

  • 2
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now