Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Different Types of Custom Forms
Outlook supports three categories of custom forms. The most basic, called simply Outlook Forms,
are the most widely used because they are compatible with other versions of Outlook and
provide all the power and flexibility that most people require. The other two types are Outlook Form
Regionsand InfoPath Forms, which are more advanced and are beyond the scope of this topic.
contains is represented by fields. Each form template starts with a set of default fields. When you
design the form, you can add additional fields from Outlook’s list of predefined fields, and you can
also create you own custom fields.
Starting a New Form
To open the Forms Designer and create a new custom form, select Forms from the Tools menu and
then select Design a Form. The Design Form dialog box, shown in Figure 26.1, lets you select the form
that your custom form will be based on (as explained earlier in this chapter). By default, this dialog
box displays the form templates in the Standard Forms Library. This section uses the Message template
for illustration purposes, but the procedures and principles are the same for other form templates.
FIGURE 26.1
Selecting the template for a custom form.
After selecting the desired template and clicking OK, the template opens in the Forms Designer as
shown in Figure 26.2.
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