Permanent Background image in a message

Posted on 2008-06-13
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
One of our clients has asked me to put their company letter-head as a background image on all outgoing messages sent by employees.
The computers have a mixture of Microsoft outlook 2003 and Microsoft outlook 2007.
What I want to be able to do is, put the scanned(letterhead) jpg image as the background so that whenever someone types a new message it comes up as the background and you can type on it. Is this possible? if yes, how?
I would think its possible if you are sending HTML messages, so please advise.
Remember: we are not talking about signatures here.

Please help.
Question by:easynet07
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ID: 21777562
To add a background image to a message in Outlook (provided that you do not use Word for editing emails):

Start composing a new email using HTML formatting.
Click in the body of the message.
Select Format | Background | Picture... from the menu.
Use the file selection dialog to pick an image from your disk.
Click OK.

Good luck
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Expert Comment

ID: 21777591
to do this permenantly go to:
Tools -> Options -> Mail Format

In the first selection box select HTML and then click on Stationary picker

Good luck

Author Comment

ID: 21777679
When I pick up the themes under Stationery, how can I add the theme I want to the stationery?
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Expert Comment

ID: 21777697
by simply click "New"? Or select the "blank" one and edit to your needs? Im not sure I understand your question, because it is quite easy....

Author Comment

ID: 21777715
ok, lets put it together this way. ATM i am using outlook 2007, cannot find the option for adding a new theme to the existing list
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ID: 21777808
true, this is only for outlook 2003 or lower. 2007 does not support this anymore and even if you find a workaround then the receiver wont see the background. Too bad microsoft got rid of this option...that is why I never would upgrade to 2007, same experiences with Excel 2007....they just got rid of lots of functionality...

Author Comment

ID: 21777847
Can someone confirm if this is the case as mentioned by Psychotec above?? or is there a way you can create a theme in outlook 2003 and possibly migrate to outlook 2007 list?

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