Problem when others open the .oft file


Bob Decker

I've made a custom designed form in outlook and saved it as an .oft file.
When others try to open the form they don't get any of the fields, only what
looks like a normal message with my signature and the other person signature
in the body. I'm using rtf as my editor and so are the others and when i
open the form i see it as i should. Any suggestions?

Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

Double-clicking won't work with most .oft form templates files. Instead users
need to open the template from the Tools | Forms | Choose Form dialog,
browsing for User Templates in File System. This means that if the .oft file
is sent as a message attachment, the user must save it to the local hard
drive first.

The article at explains this in more
detail, suggests best practices, and provides registry keys that can return
Outlook 2003 to the older, less secure behavior.

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