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HTML newsletter

We have an in house web developer who creates a monthly newsletter in HTML.  She has been using Outlook Express to send out the newsletter because she can use FrontPage to develop the newsletter right in the body af an OE email.  We can't figure out how to do the same with OUtlook.  Is there any way to do this using regular Outlook?  We just installed an Exchange server and would like to take advantage of it's functionality.  We tried using the File/Send/Page by email function in Outlook, and it works fine with normal webpages, but when we try it with the newsletters she has done in FrontPage, they come out as an attachment.

Thanks.
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tmckinney01
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Make sure that the email is  composed in HTML.
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kevp75Commented:
in Outlook.
Go to Tools -> Options -> at the Mial Format tab, there is a drop down to select Plain Text, HTML, Microsoft Outlook Rich Text.

Make sure it is on HTML.
Then you can check the box to 'Use Microsoft Word to edit e-mail messages'

Not quite front page, but very similar, as FrontPage is very similar to Word

HTH
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
TOOLS - OPTIONS - Mail format tab
compose in this message format HTML
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
once you do that you can copy and paste would work.. though you need to adjust it in Outlook

@kevp75 we posted same time ;-)
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Here is an example of my newsletter
http://www.ctrlaltdel-usa.net/superman/03_022_newsletter_060223.asp

What you see there, is what you get in Outllook.
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tmckinney01Author Commented:
All those seyyings were already set as you suggested.  When I copy and paste the file, it still goes into the email as an attachment.  When I try to open it within the new email, the newsletter opens as an Word Doc.  How can I get that into the email???
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
do sections at a time, there might be something that is offending and preventing display.
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kevp75Commented:
@irwinkps  it's been like that all day today....LOL  must be a psycho, i mean psychic thing  :)

irwinkps is right, you will have to do it as sections.  Either that or build it right in the email, instead of making the word document
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tmckinney01Author Commented:
I'm not sure what you mean by that.  There is just one file that I am trying to use, how would I do individual sections?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
@kevp75....the force is with us! ;-)

say you have a picture... copy and paste from Frontpage to Outlook..

does it work?

continue till it doesnt...
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kevp75Commented:
instead of selecting all.  just select the seperate sections, and paste them individually
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kevp75Commented:
lolololol
this time was the exact same time  :)
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
<insert>
"Twilight Zone theme"
</insert>
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tmckinney01Author Commented:
OK, wasn't able to paste sections (only the pictures not the backgroud copied over) but I was able to copy the whole thing pretty well.  When our web person comes in tomorrow I'll see if she can get the links to work on this and we should be good.  Thanks for your help.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool!!
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kevp75Commented:
sounds good....np  :)
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fefo_33065Commented:
tmckinney01,

You should be able to send HTML pages using Outlook, displayed in the body of the e-mail AND NOT as an attachment, regardless how they were created.
Even if you don't have Outlook 2003 (as I do) the following instructions may help you:

1) From Outlook, look for the HTML page you want to send as a newsletter.
(to do this you need to have the Web toolbar visible: VIEW>TOOLBARS>WEB)

2)Copy the address of the HTML page in the Web address bar (it doesn't matter if HTML page is in your PC or in the Internet)
The page should now be visible within Outlook

3) Make sure you have set Outlook to NOT send email as attachment:
Go to TOOLS > OPTIONS > MAIL FORMAT (tab) > INTERNET FORMAT(button) > check CHECK BOX: "When an HTML message contains pictures located on the Internet, send a copy of the pictures instead of a reference to their location"
and in the Outlook Rich Text Options section of the same dialog box make sure "Convert to HTML Format"  is selected. Click OK.

4)Go to ACTIONS > SEND WEB PAGE BY EMAIL  and send your message

It is a good idea to have the page already on the Internet so that pictures show up when the page is browsed or if you have the HTML page in your PC then place the pictures on the Interent and reference them from the page...

Hope it works
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool. thank you!
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