How do I stop a background picture in Outlook from 'tiling'


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Guest

I would like to use a background picture on an email in Outlook but it tiles.
Is there any way to have the full picture without tiling please?
It is annoying and too cluttered when it is tiled.
Would greatly appreciate advice :)
And this group is where I was sent from 'Help' can't find an option for
Outlook in the drop down list.
Sorry.
 
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Doug Robbins - Word MVP

This is not the right place to post this request as this newsgroup is for
issues with Word, not Outlook

There is a list of Outlook newsgroups available via the web interface at:

http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/FlyoutOverview.mspx#8

If you use a newsreader such as Outlook Express to access the newsgroups on
News.Microsoft.Com, there are a total of 15 Outlook Newsgroups from which
you can select the one most appropriate to your needs.

All of that said however, you are probably wasting your time as you have no
control over how the recipient of your email will view it. Most astute
people have their mail program configured to view emails in Text Only mode
in which case, your picture will not appear.

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Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP
 
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Guest

Thanks - I couldn't find them. I am using Outlook but can use OE for news.
Didn't know how to get them.

I did state that this is where 'Help' brought me and I looked on the drop
down list and there were only Word options.

Sorry for the trouble and thanks for the directions
Sue
 
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Doug Robbins - Word MVP

1.1. Connect to a newsgroup server using Outlook Express
Open Outlook Express and follow these steps:
1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
2. In the Internet Account dialog box, click Add, and then click News.
The Internet Connection Wizard starts. Follow these steps in the wizard:
1. On the first screen, in the Display name box, type the name that other
users will see when you post a message to the newsgroup, and then click
Next.
2. On the second screen, type your full e-mail address in the E-mail
address box, and then click Next.
3. On the third screen, in the News (NNTP) Server box, type the name of
your news server. To subscribe to the newsgroups hosted on Microsoft's
servers, type msnews.microsoft.com. If you don't know the name of your news
server, contact your Internet provider.
4. If necessary, select the My news server requires me to log on check
box, and then click Next. If you don't know whether your server requires you
to log on, contact your Internet provider. The Microsoft server does not
require a user name and password.
5. On the last screen, click Finish.
3. Click Close, and then click Yes when asked if you want to download
newsgroups from the account you just created. The Newsgroup Subscriptions
dialog box appears.
4. Select the newsgroups you want to use, click Subscribe, and then click
OK.

Note Most of Microsoft newsgroups use this naming convention:
microsoft.public.application_name.specific_area. For example: you could
subscribe to microsoft.public.office.dataanalyzer, or
microsoft.public.excel.programming. However, that isn't always the case.
Don't be afraid to browse the list of groups in order to find something that
you think will be useful.

5. On the Tools menu, click Options, click the Read tab, and then clear
the Get 300 headers at a time check box.
6. Click the Maintenance tab, clear the Delete new messages n days after
being downloaded check box, and then click OK.
Step 5 allows you to download and read all the newsgroup's postings when you
first subscribe. Step 6 allows you to read older messages.
1.2. Subscribe or unsubscribe to newsgroups
After you establish a connection to your newsgroup server, you add
newsgroups to your list by subscribing. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to
newsgroups at any time. Typically, you use the group name as a guide when
subscribing. For example, a name such as
microsoft.public.office.developer.outlook.forms would be a good place to
start if you need help writing a custom form for Outlook.
To subscribe
1. Start Outlook Express.
2. In the folder pane, click the name of your news server. For example,
if you established a connection to Microsoft's server, click
msnews.microsoft.com.
3. In the main viewing pane, click Newsgroups.
4. In the Newsgroup Subscriptions dialog box, select a newsgroup from the
list, and then click Subscribe.
5. Repeat the previous step to subscribe to additional newsgroups, and
then click OK when you finish.
6. In the main viewing pane, double-click the name of the new newsgroup.
If you only want to receive new messages since the last time you visited,
select the New messages only check box, and then double-click the newsgroup
name.

Note When you subscribe to a newsgroup for the first time, you receive all
the messages whether or not you select the New messages only check box.
To unsubscribe
In the Outlook Express folder pane, right-click the newsgroup that you want
to stop using, and then click Unsubscribe on the shortcut menu.
Tips
To reduce the number of items in the list of available newsgroups, enter a
phrase in the Display newsgroups which contain box. For instance, you can
enter an application name such as "publisher" or the name of a discipline
such as "programming." The list changes automatically when you finish
typing.
Newsgroups in languages other than English are identified by their names;
for example, microsoft.public.fr.excel is a newsgroup for Microsoft Excel
users who speak French.

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Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP
 
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Guest

Thank you - I copied and pasted your instructions into Word as I don't know
how to save your instructions.
I will use Outlook Express to do this as I find it very confusing to try and
find the right place on this web based newsgroup service
Thanks for your help
Sue
 
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