?
Solved

Meeting Request in Outlook with HTML graphics

Posted on 2009-05-14
9
Medium Priority
?
411 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Dear Experts,

We normally use OneMailer to send out mass mailings to our clients, however we need to send a Meeting Request from Outlook to a number of clients, the body of the message will be HTML graphics.
Is it possible to do from Outlook ? How do I do that ?
0
Comment
Question by:technomic
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:David Lee
ID: 24387197
Hi, technomic.

Yes, that's possible.

1.  Create an appointment.
2.  Add the graphics to the body.
3.  Invite the attendees.
4.  Send the meeting request.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:technomic
ID: 24388263
The problem I was having is having the HTML display correctly, instead it kept coming up as text. I will disable Outlook from using Word  (Tools > Options > Mail Format) and will give that a shot again...
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:David Lee
ID: 24400111
You didn't mention that in your original question.  Disabling Word won't make any difference to a meeting request.  How are you inserting the graphics?
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:technomic
ID: 24657149
BlueDevilFam,

Sorry about not posting back, been out sick...
Anyway, our Production team usually builds a WebPage (using InDesign) that contains graphics in it, occassionally I am asked to send out e-mail messages, what I normally do is open the web page then go to Page > View Source, copy the entire page and insert it into the message.
We use 1stMailer to do that as it allows for HTML as well as plain text.
I was asked to do the same thing with Outlook as opposed to 1st Mailer.
Unfortunately whenever I add the HTML to the body of the message/invite, it shows exactly that, the text...
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:David Lee
ID: 24657736
Hi, technomic.

Sorry that you were sick.. Hope you're better.

Copying and pasting source HTML into an Outlook message will cause it to show as text.  You have to take a different approach for it to show as rendered HTML.  The simple way is to copy the content from a browser window (not a browser window view the source).  Another approach is to save the page to an .htm or .html file then copy it to Outlook's Stationery folder.  You can then create a message using this stationery.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:technomic
ID: 24657988
I got somewhere... I wasn't able to use the stationary that you described, probably because I didn't fully understand what you meant. I did open the page and was able to use Page > Send page by e-mail
Then copy the contents from within the Outlook message and paste it into an Invite.
If I have the HTM file saved in the location, how would I use this stationary. I think I'm close but not exactly there yet. Was able to insert it, but that`s not exactly it.....

Thank you again for your help, I appreciate it..
0
 
LVL 76

Accepted Solution

by:
David Lee earned 2000 total points
ID: 24658148
You don't have to use Page > Send.  Use CTRL+A to select the contents of the page.  Now, create a new message, click in the body and use CTRL+V to paste the content into the message.

To use stationery

1.  Copy the saved .htm or .html file to the folder c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared
2.  In Outlook, click Actions > New Mail Message Using > More Stationery
3.  Scroll through the list of stationery files until you find the one with your HTML
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:technomic
ID: 31581459
Awesome, thanks for the help.
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:David Lee
ID: 24658348
You're welcome.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

What does UTC stand for?  “Coordinated Universal Time” – Think of this as the true time on Planet Earth that never changes with the exception of minor leap seconds here and there to account for the changes in the planet's rotation.   What does th…
Outlook for dependable use in a very small business   This article is about using the Outlook application (part of Microsoft Office) in a very small business, or for homeowners where dependability and reliability are critical requirements. This …
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question