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Posted on 2014-04-24
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Hi!

When you have long email threads, it would sometimes be practical to be able mark part of the conversation as a section and collapse it, to make it easier to get an overview and to close out less relevant or interresting parts of the conversation so these be opened only when needed.

- Part 1
   Opened with text here
+ Part 2 (closed)
+ Part 3 (closed)
- Part 4
  This part is now open and
  have two lines of text

etc.

Any good ideas how to achieve this in Outlook 2013?

Thanks!
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Question by:Iver Erling Arva
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Big Monty earned 2000 total points
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in short, you can't do this.

That would require composing an HTML-formatted e-mail and using scripts
to collapse/expand those blocks of content. Secure e-mail clients don't
permit execution of scripts since the recipient won't know what the
script will do.
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by:Iver Erling Arva
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This is pretty much in line with what I have found out also. Strange really after all these years and with all the other advanced functionality in the Office products, since this is quite common and would be very practical. Also strange, since it exists in Lotus as far as I know.

Thanks anyway!

IVer in Oslo

PS! Should I accept your answer as a solution? It is no solution, but the subject can be closed. Pls. advice. DS.
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by:Big Monty
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It's more of a security issue rather than not being able to do it technically. if you allow javascript to be put into emails, then you open the door to all types of potential malicious code. Don't know enough about Lotus Notes to comment :)

Sometimes the answer to a question is there is no answer :) if you're happy with that confirmation from me, then go ahead and close it out.
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by:Iver Erling Arva
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Not what I was hoping for, but that is not anyones fault. Thanks!
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