Stationary is a web page or html document,
associated pictures stored in the Stationary folder listed above. You
can create with html editor and then save in the above folder which
connects to the email menu "Message using...." These
instructions are for those that have no alternative to creating in email
MS Stationary requires a background picture to be
saved as stationary. The picture normally a jpg or gif
file can be singular, horizontally, vertically or
whole page tiled. Tiled means that the picture is
repeated. Bmp pictures are avoided because of
excessive memory size. Tiling is more efficient
transmission than a solid picture. It's like selecting
a special paper to put your art work on or a pre
printed template to add text and other pictures. If
you use a single logo for your background, you must
understand that the picture will be inserted in the
left upper most corner of the background. If you need
spacing you will have to add it to the top and left
side of the picture while in your paint program before
saving. No spacing available for a background.
No background, we'll have to go a different direction.
Create and Edit Art Click
Here for instructions/Sample.
or Body: Add
text, define styles and sizes. Create margins for the
text to run in, and set up like a form letter with
beginning, paragraph returns and ending. Keep in
mind that the recipient must have the designated
typestyles and dingbat fonts on their machine or it
will revert to their default fonts. Most default
fonts are either Times New Roman or Mac users have
Times. If you use Arial which is the most likely
on PCs, Mac users will see Times because their
equivalent to Arial is Helvetica which PCs normally
don't have. When stationary is called, it will
have all the background, pictures and text in the
saved file. The paragraph returns allows space
that you insert unique data. Greeting Cards,
Business Stationary and Form letters can be created.
When adding text to existing stationary will create a
unique message and won't affect the saved stationary
unless your override the original.
to Create Stationary
1. Copy the pictures
you will use for your background and Body to the above
Stationary Folder. Instructions to create and edit art Click
New Message Form
then select "Rich Text (HTML)".
then select "Background". It's above "Rich
Text (HTML)" selection.
the background picture you want to use.
The drop down menu
will list all the pictures in the Stationary Folder. Pick
the one you added for Background and click "OK"
button. Your picture will be tiled on your background. I
selected "Baby News Bkgrd.gif" for my background
(They should be in
of background addition.
OK button clicked from previous form.
Cursor when entered, is placed in top left corner.
Paragraph down to pink area to add text. Like
"Dear" Leave blank to have name inserted later.
paragraph down and start the beginning of announcement like:
"I want to let you know that we are the proud parents
of etc, etc." After entering your text, go back and
select the text you want to size, style, align and color for
effect. When done, Click menu "File", select
"Save As Stationary", name file like "BirthNotice"
in the Stationary Folder as above. Background and styles are
saved ready for use. Before saving you may want to include
"Johnny's Birth Announcement" in the
"subject" box so you won't have to retype on every
one you send out.
If saved in the correct folder, menu
"Message", select "New Using",
your new form should be listed where :"1
Brick" is residing and read "1. BirthNotice".
If not, click on "Select Stationary" and
find your file in the Stationary Folder. Once you find
your file and open it, all you have to do is insert
the email address, add to the "Dear" name
that will look like "Dear Mary" and send. If
you don't save the edited form, the original form will
display each time it is called and should be in the
number 1 position on the list ready for multiple use
and able to personalize each with very little effort.
a picture with your text over the background is a paint
program technique of using transparent pixels or blending
with background. Click
Here for art transparency instructions.
Email Business Forms
with Logo, Letterhead and salutations, billing,