In this day and age, when business meetings take place online and some client relationships are based entirely on phone calls, it’s nice to be able to put a face with a name. To help you literally personalize your custom Outlook forms, we will explain how to increase the functionality of custom Outlook forms by adding a picture to a Contacts form. This handy image can be used for a person’s picture, a map to the person’s location, or any other visual reference you might need.
Find the right form
Before editing the form, you need to open it in design mode.
- Open Microsoft Outlook.
- On the Tools menu, click Forms, and then click Design A Form.
- In the Design Form dialog box, click the type of form you want to modify (see Figure A).
Add the image control
Now you need to add the control so that you can have an image on the form.
Add the image
At this point, it is time to add the image you want to display on your Outlook form.
- Click OK.
- Close the Properties box. Your new image should now appear on the form (see Figure G).
|Note: The image control will not automatically resize to the image file. You must resize the image control manually.|
Publish your form
Only a few steps remain before your new custom form is ready to use.
Using the form
Your custom form is now ready to use.
That’s all there is to it. Now, whenever you need a visual cue for a client, a map, or a client’s product, you will have one at your fingertips.
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