InfoPath 2007 Forms sent to Outlook 2007 not rendering correctly


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Guest

So I understand that Outlook 2007 has changed to use the html engine in Word
2007 rather then the IE html engine. So when I send one of my InfoPath forms
from SharePoint to Outlook 2007 the form does not render correctly. If you
ask to view the email in a browser it looks fine. So wouldn't a Micosoft
Product be able to render and display correctly in another Microsoft
Product?????
 
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Hollis Paul

So wouldn't a Micosoft
Product be able to render and display correctly in another Microsoft
Product?????
There are such things as unintended consequences. A new analgesic
medicine for cows was introduced into India, Pakistan, and Nepal, so
that when farmers came in to the feed store and asked what to give to a
cow that wasn't eating well. Its use is widespread. Unfortunately, it
gives vultures, who are the primary disposal agent of the sacred cow,
gout and they have died off in the wild. This causes a stinking mess
everywhere, and has boosted the population of wild dogs and other
four-legged scavengers. India now has the highest and fastest growing
incidence of rabies anywhere in the world. Who would have guessed that
a cow aspirin would have this result?

Think of Microsoft Office products as a herd of sacred cows. You do an
operation on one member and give it a new medicine, and are surprised
that when another eats the former's cud, it looks strange?
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

InfoPath 2007 can do forms a couple of different ways. Is this one using a forms server? Is InfoPath installed on the client, as well as Outlook 2007

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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Guest

I am using InfoPath Services with MOSS 2007. The form is filled out in a
broswer and sent via email. I can not rely on wether or not the person being
sent to has InfoPath installed as these forms will be sent to external
customers.
 
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Guest

I have discovered that HTML pages I created (and that display correctly in
IE) could be pasted into my Outlook 2003 emails and render correctly.
However, since upgrading to Outlook 2007, these HTML pages now render with
additional spacing between .gif objects that I cannot seem to remove.

This creates the dillema of whether to code my HTML newsletters to render
correctly in Internet Explorer, or in Outlook 2007. It appears that I can no
longer have both.
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

If you're sending externally, then you may find it better to use the Access 2007/Outlook 2007 data collection technique detailed at http://blogs.msdn.com/access/archive/2006/06/30/652837.aspx. I've tested this even with browser-based mail like Gmail and found that it worked fine.

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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