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Custom Fax Cover Sheets [message #5864] Fri, 30 June 2006 18:37 Go to next message
SBradford  is currently offline SBradford
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How do I make a custom cover sheet for faxes using Outlook 2003?
Re: Custom Fax Cover Sheets [message #5950] Fri, 30 June 2006 21:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
SBradford  is currently offline SBradford
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When I create a cover page in Word, can I enter the field codes forthe "to,"
"subject"and "messages." Will the custom cover sheet show up as one of the
choices of cover sheets?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> You can't.
> Use Word.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "SBradford" <SBradford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5A416110-4659-4B72-8412-742B4D76FE2B@microsoft.com...
> > How do I make a custom cover sheet for faxes using Outlook 2003?
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>
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Re: Custom Fax Cover Sheets [message #6339] Sun, 02 July 2006 16:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
SBradford  is currently offline SBradford
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Outlook has come a long way from it's less than great beginnings, but it
still has several big shortcomings, from my point of view. This custom fax
cover sheet issue is one of them. Why should I have to buy and deal with
Winfax to get that?

The other shortcoming that bugs me is that you can't copy a contact and
insert it into any document. You can start a letter that way, which is fine
if you want a generic letter, but I want it everyday on the miriad of
templates I have created and use. Since you appear to be one of the powers
that be with Outlook, please put these requests on your list. Outlook should
continue to become a first class PIM. At present it is not bad, but not what
is could and should be.

Susan

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> No. Most of us just set it up so we can use Word's Insert Address Function
> to enter the Contact information we want.
> You can try to create a merge document you can save for reuse if you want.
> Outlook really isn't designed for CRM functions.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "SBradford" <SBradford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BCE85CFD-C250-441B-964A-9A70F02C896D@microsoft.com...
> > When I create a cover page in Word, can I enter the field codes forthe
> > "to,"
> > "subject"and "messages." Will the custom cover sheet show up as one of the
> > choices of cover sheets?
> >
> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >
> >> You can't.
> >> Use Word.
> >> --
> >> Russ Valentine
> >> [MVP-Outlook]
> >> "SBradford" <SBradford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:5A416110-4659-4B72-8412-742B4D76FE2B@microsoft.com...
> >> > How do I make a custom cover sheet for faxes using Outlook 2003?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Re: Custom Fax Cover Sheets [message #6354] Sun, 02 July 2006 18:45 Go to previous message
russval  is currently offline russval
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For starters, let's not confuse me with one of the "powers that be with
Outlook." I have no more influence with Microsoft than you do. If I did,
this would all have been fixed long ago because these functions have always
been at the "top of my list" for improvements.
The lack of this functionality makes a mockery of Microsoft Office's highly
touted "integration between Office applications." If Outlook and Word were
truly integrated, then cover sheets to a Contact and new letters to a
Contact would be "single click" options that actually work.
Outlook and Word aren't integrated at all. The dysfunctional Wizards one
must jump through to try to integrate them prove that contention. When is
the last time you got a mail merge to work correctly on the first try?
I can only assume that Microsoft has decided not to provide these functions
because they do not wish to infringe upon the CRM software that does.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"SBradford" <SBradford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A7D63B72-9E2A-4876-A74E-365D475F53F4@microsoft.com...
> Outlook has come a long way from it's less than great beginnings, but it
> still has several big shortcomings, from my point of view. This custom fax
> cover sheet issue is one of them. Why should I have to buy and deal with
> Winfax to get that?
>
> The other shortcoming that bugs me is that you can't copy a contact and
> insert it into any document. You can start a letter that way, which is
> fine
> if you want a generic letter, but I want it everyday on the miriad of
> templates I have created and use. Since you appear to be one of the powers
> that be with Outlook, please put these requests on your list. Outlook
> should
> continue to become a first class PIM. At present it is not bad, but not
> what
> is could and should be.
>
> Susan
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
>> No. Most of us just set it up so we can use Word's Insert Address
>> Function
>> to enter the Contact information we want.
>> You can try to create a merge document you can save for reuse if you
>> want.
>> Outlook really isn't designed for CRM functions.
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "SBradford" <SBradford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:BCE85CFD-C250-441B-964A-9A70F02C896D@microsoft.com...
>> > When I create a cover page in Word, can I enter the field codes forthe
>> > "to,"
>> > "subject"and "messages." Will the custom cover sheet show up as one of
>> > the
>> > choices of cover sheets?
>> >
>> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>> >
>> >> You can't.
>> >> Use Word.
>> >> --
>> >> Russ Valentine
>> >> [MVP-Outlook]
>> >> "SBradford" <SBradford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:5A416110-4659-4B72-8412-742B4D76FE2B@microsoft.com...
>> >> > How do I make a custom cover sheet for faxes using Outlook 2003?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
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