Custom Form (Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2003)

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Legal Learning

This mail form was put on the desktop as a shortcut. It is an oft. We have

always been able to design it and change it but now it won't save the

changes. Has anyone seen this?

It is a mail form and it currently has email address values and we simply

want to change the value of the to and cc fields. We have done this before

with success.

Does it matter if this form was created in Outlook 2000 and Exchange 2000?

I hope I have posted this in the right place. Thanks for any help. I have

tried just about everything short of creating a new form.

CLG
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

If you want to save the changes to the .oft file, you must use the File |

Save As command to write those changes to the file system.

Sue Mosher

"Legal Learning" <LegalLearning> wrote in message

news:C47F73EA-1C18-4FE1-BDAE-E0BEBF3939A7@microsoft.com...
> This mail form was put on the desktop as a shortcut. It is an oft. We
> have
> always been able to design it and change it but now it won't save the
> changes. Has anyone seen this?

> It is a mail form and it currently has email address values and we simply
> want to change the value of the to and cc fields. We have done this
> before
> with success.

> Does it matter if this form was created in Outlook 2000 and Exchange 2000?

> I hope I have posted this in the right place. Thanks for any help. I
> have
> tried just about everything short of creating a new form.
> > CLG
 
L

Legal Learning

Sue,

I have done the File Save As and it still comes back with the old

information. The custom form was built in Outlook 2000 with Exchange 2000 so

I rebuilt the form in 2003. Here is what is happening now:

I built a bunch of user defined fields and placed them on the message part

of the form. It saves fine with the file, save as command. When used the

fields appear fine and I can enter information into those fields. However,

when I send this form (it's a mail form), the recipient only gets the to, cc

and subject fields displayed. All of my user-defined fields are simply not

there. Do you know why??? This is making me nuts.

CG

CLG

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:


> If you want to save the changes to the .oft file, you must use the File |
> Save As command to write those changes to the file system.

> > Sue Mosher
> > >

> "Legal Learning" <LegalLearning> wrote in message
> news:C47F73EA-1C18-4FE1-BDAE-E0BEBF3939A7@microsoft.com...
> > This mail form was put on the desktop as a shortcut. It is an oft. We
> > have
> > always been able to design it and change it but now it won't save the
> > changes. Has anyone seen this?
> > It is a mail form and it currently has email address values and we simply
> > want to change the value of the to and cc fields. We have done this
> > before
> > with success.
> > Does it matter if this form was created in Outlook 2000 and Exchange 2000?
> > I hope I have posted this in the right place. Thanks for any help. I
> > have
> > tried just about everything short of creating a new form.
> > > > CLG


> .
>
 
S

Sue Mosher [MVP]

User-defined fields generally won't work in form templates, i.e. oft files.

Instead, you need to be working with a published form. And since it's a

message form, it needs to be published to the Organizational Forms library

on the Exchange server or to every user's Personal Forms library. See

http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?id=61 for more information on this

key issue.

Sue Mosher

"Legal Learning" <LegalLearning> wrote in message

news:56BBB3F1-AACF-4B64-8BA8-8A962602B7FF@microsoft.com...
> Sue,
> I have done the File Save As and it still comes back with the old
> information. The custom form was built in Outlook 2000 with Exchange 2000
> so
> I rebuilt the form in 2003. Here is what is happening now:

> I built a bunch of user defined fields and placed them on the message part
> of the form. It saves fine with the file, save as command. When used the
> fields appear fine and I can enter information into those fields.
> However,
> when I send this form (it's a mail form), the recipient only gets the to,
> cc
> and subject fields displayed. All of my user-defined fields are simply
> not
> there. Do you know why??? This is making me nuts.

> CG
> > CLG

> "Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > If you want to save the changes to the .oft file, you must use the File |
> > Save As command to write those changes to the file system.
>

>> "Legal Learning" <LegalLearning> wrote in
> > message
> > news:C47F73EA-1C18-4FE1-BDAE-E0BEBF3939A7@microsoft.com...
> > > This mail form was put on the desktop as a shortcut. It is an oft. We
> > > have
> > > always been able to design it and change it but now it won't save the
> > > changes. Has anyone seen this?
> >> > It is a mail form and it currently has email address values and we
> > > simply
> > > want to change the value of the to and cc fields. We have done this
> > > before
> > > with success.
> >> > Does it matter if this form was created in Outlook 2000 and Exchange
> > > 2000?
> >> > I hope I have posted this in the right place. Thanks for any help. I
> > > have
> > > tried just about everything short of creating a new form.
 
L

Legal Learning

They sure worked in oft on 2000 systems because I personally revised this

form and it resides on a network location with .oft. Must be a legacy thing

then. I normally publish on the organizational forms library too. They want

it to reside on their desktops as a shortcut to the form. So, it sounds like

this simply will not work, right? You are the pro here. Actually, you are

more than a pro! :) Thanks for your help, Sue.

CLG

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:


> User-defined fields generally won't work in form templates, i.e. oft files.
> Instead, you need to be working with a published form. And since it's a
> message form, it needs to be published to the Organizational Forms library
> on the Exchange server or to every user's Personal Forms library. See
> http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?id=61 for more information on this
> key issue.
> > Sue Mosher
> > >

> "Legal Learning" <LegalLearning> wrote in message
> news:56BBB3F1-AACF-4B64-8BA8-8A962602B7FF@microsoft.com...
> > Sue,
> > I have done the File Save As and it still comes back with the old
> > information. The custom form was built in Outlook 2000 with Exchange 2000
> > so
> > I rebuilt the form in 2003. Here is what is happening now:
> > I built a bunch of user defined fields and placed them on the message part
> > of the form. It saves fine with the file, save as command. When used the
> > fields appear fine and I can enter information into those fields.
> > However,
> > when I send this form (it's a mail form), the recipient only gets the to,
> > cc
> > and subject fields displayed. All of my user-defined fields are simply
> > not
> > there. Do you know why??? This is making me nuts.
> > CG
> > > > CLG
> > "Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> If you want to save the changes to the .oft file, you must use the File |
> >> Save As command to write those changes to the file system.
> >
> >> "Legal Learning" <LegalLearning> wrote in
> >> message
> >> news:C47F73EA-1C18-4FE1-BDAE-E0BEBF3939A7@microsoft.com...
> >> > This mail form was put on the desktop as a shortcut. It is an oft. We
> >> > have
> >> > always been able to design it and change it but now it won't save the
> >> > changes. Has anyone seen this?
> >> >> > It is a mail form and it currently has email address values and we
> >> > simply
> >> > want to change the value of the to and cc fields. We have done this
> >> > before
> >> > with success.
> >> >> > Does it matter if this form was created in Outlook 2000 and Exchange
> >> > 2000?
> >> >> > I hope I have posted this in the right place. Thanks for any help. I
> >> > have
> >> > tried just about everything short of creating a new form.


> .
>
 
L

Legal Learning

Ok, I'm an idiot! I didn't do the read page. What an idiot - I know better.

You rock Sue. If it were not for your article, it would not have triggered

yet. Thank you again for your unbelivable brain. I am compelled in reading

your book cover to cover. (Not that it will make total sense to me but I

will try).

CLG

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:


> User-defined fields generally won't work in form templates, i.e. oft files.
> Instead, you need to be working with a published form. And since it's a
> message form, it needs to be published to the Organizational Forms library
> on the Exchange server or to every user's Personal Forms library. See
> http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?id=61 for more information on this
> key issue.
> > Sue Mosher
> > >

> "Legal Learning" <LegalLearning> wrote in message
> news:56BBB3F1-AACF-4B64-8BA8-8A962602B7FF@microsoft.com...
> > Sue,
> > I have done the File Save As and it still comes back with the old
> > information. The custom form was built in Outlook 2000 with Exchange 2000
> > so
> > I rebuilt the form in 2003. Here is what is happening now:
> > I built a bunch of user defined fields and placed them on the message part
> > of the form. It saves fine with the file, save as command. When used the
> > fields appear fine and I can enter information into those fields.
> > However,
> > when I send this form (it's a mail form), the recipient only gets the to,
> > cc
> > and subject fields displayed. All of my user-defined fields are simply
> > not
> > there. Do you know why??? This is making me nuts.
> > CG
> > > > CLG
> > "Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> If you want to save the changes to the .oft file, you must use the File |
> >> Save As command to write those changes to the file system.
> >
> >> "Legal Learning" <LegalLearning> wrote in
> >> message
> >> news:C47F73EA-1C18-4FE1-BDAE-E0BEBF3939A7@microsoft.com...
> >> > This mail form was put on the desktop as a shortcut. It is an oft. We
> >> > have
> >> > always been able to design it and change it but now it won't save the
> >> > changes. Has anyone seen this?
> >> >> > It is a mail form and it currently has email address values and we
> >> > simply
> >> > want to change the value of the to and cc fields. We have done this
> >> > before
> >> > with success.
> >> >> > Does it matter if this form was created in Outlook 2000 and Exchange
> >> > 2000?
> >> >> > I hope I have posted this in the right place. Thanks for any help. I
> >> > have
> >> > tried just about everything short of creating a new form.


> .
>
 
S

Sue Mosher [MVP]

The article at http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?id=56 explains how to

set up an outlook.exe shortcut to launch a published custom form. I'm glad

you figured out your other problem.

Sue Mosher

"Legal Learning" <LegalLearning> wrote in message

news:2601C89E-1A1A-460A-A83E-BEDDB922C1DB@microsoft.com...
> They sure worked in oft on 2000 systems because I personally revised this
> form and it resides on a network location with .oft. Must be a legacy
> thing
> then. I normally publish on the organizational forms library too. They
> want
> it to reside on their desktops as a shortcut to the form. So, it sounds
> like
> this simply will not work, right? You are the pro here. Actually, you
> are
> more than a pro! :) Thanks for your help, Sue.
> > CLG

> "Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > User-defined fields generally won't work in form templates, i.e. oft
> > files.
> > Instead, you need to be working with a published form. And since it's a
> > message form, it needs to be published to the Organizational Forms
> > library
> > on the Exchange server or to every user's Personal Forms library. See
> > http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?id=61 for more information on
> > this
> > key issue.
>

>> "Legal Learning" <LegalLearning> wrote in
> > message
> > news:56BBB3F1-AACF-4B64-8BA8-8A962602B7FF@microsoft.com...
> > > Sue,
> > > I have done the File Save As and it still comes back with the old
> > > information. The custom form was built in Outlook 2000 with Exchange
> > > 2000
> > > so
> > > I rebuilt the form in 2003. Here is what is happening now:
> >> > I built a bunch of user defined fields and placed them on the message
> > > part
> > > of the form. It saves fine with the file, save as command. When used
> > > the
> > > fields appear fine and I can enter information into those fields.
> > > However,
> > > when I send this form (it's a mail form), the recipient only gets the
> > > to,
> > > cc
> > > and subject fields displayed. All of my user-defined fields are simply
> > > not
> > > there. Do you know why??? This is making me nuts.
> >> > CG
> > > > > > CLG
> >>> > "Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:
> >> >> If you want to save the changes to the .oft file, you must use the
> > >> File |
> > >> Save As command to write those changes to the file system.
> > >
>> >> "Legal Learning" <LegalLearning> wrote in
> > >> message
> > >> news:C47F73EA-1C18-4FE1-BDAE-E0BEBF3939A7@microsoft.com...
> > >> > This mail form was put on the desktop as a shortcut. It is an oft.
> > >> > We
> > >> > have
> > >> > always been able to design it and change it but now it won't save
> > >> > the
> > >> > changes. Has anyone seen this?
> > >>> >> > It is a mail form and it currently has email address values and we
> > >> > simply
> > >> > want to change the value of the to and cc fields. We have done this
> > >> > before
> > >> > with success.
> > >>> >> > Does it matter if this form was created in Outlook 2000 and Exchange
> > >> > 2000?
> > >>> >> > I hope I have posted this in the right place. Thanks for any help.
> > >> > I
> > >> > have
> > >> > tried just about everything short of creating a new form.

>

>
>> .
> >
 
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