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Working with Outlook Forms
Almost everything you do in Outlook is based on a form. When you
IN THIS CHAPTER
create or read an email message, you use a message form. When you
read an appointment, you use an appointment form. The same goes
for contacts, journal entries, and tasks. Outlook provides you with all these
predefined forms, but you do not have to limit yourself to these — you can
create your own custom forms and publish them for others to use. This
chapter takes you through the basics of creating and using forms in Outlook. The
next chapter goes beyond the basics to cover more advanced form topics.
Understanding Outlook forms
Creating a custom form
Working with fields, controls,
and pages
Understanding control and page
properties
Understanding Outlook Forms
Testing and publishing a form
An Outlook form provides a way to collect and distribute information. In
addition to all the standard things you can do with forms in Outlook, such
as creating email messages, you can use custom forms for tasks such as
posting information to public folders, gathering requests from meeting attendees,
and the like. The term form application is sometimes used for a collection of
one or more Outlook forms designed to serve a particular purpose.
Custom forms in Outlook are based on existing form templates. All Outlook
installations include the basic set of templates that correspond to the forms
that Outlook itself uses. These are
n Appointment
n Contact
n Journal Entry
n Message
n Task
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