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I'm trying to create an outlook form that will be used accross outlook 2003,2007,2010.
It's to submit a problem to a specific company, I need it to have drop downs, text boxes, etc...
Is there any templates out there that I can use?
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by:David Lee
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Hi, timmyg1980.

Custom Outlook forms are based on Outlook's built-in form types.  You simply open and edit one of them and save it as a custom form.  The control pad in the form editor has all the controls you mentioned.
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by:timmyg1980
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Hi there,

I have tried this, but it seems that I need to add the template or something the external account if I need to send this outside of the doamin!!! The other problem I get is that not all the info that I submitted shows up on the recipient?? Any ideas??
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by:David Lee
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The recipient has to have the same form ir they will see the default form.  That's the problem with using custom forms outside of your own organization.
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by:timmyg1980
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OK, that's ok then. Do you know why some of the fields do not show up when I send it internaly?
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by:David Lee
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Does the recipient have the same form (i.e. have you published the form to the organizational forms library, or has the recipient published it to their personal forms library)?  If the answer is yes, then is it that the form isn't showing correctly (i.e. the changes you've made to it don't appear), or is it that some of the data you enter into the form doesn't appear at the recipient's end?
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Published form in Organizational library, the data that I enter is not showing up on the recipient's end??
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Did you connect the controls on the form to properties?  Controls do not store data.  They only display and edit it.  For data to persist it has to be stored in a property.  Data can be stored in built-in properties (e.g. subject, categories) or user-defined properties created when the form was designed.
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by:timmyg1980
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Got it working now,
Thank you very much for y our help...
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You're welcome!  Glad I could help out.
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