Stationary is a template with Navigator
Communicator and is a web page or html document. You
can create with html editor and then save as a template. These
instructions are for those that only have "Navigator Communicator New
Messages" to create in, which quite frankly is very versatile.
is a Microsoft term. Templates are really what
predefined html documents are.
or Body: Add
text, define styles, sizes and pictures. Set up like a form letter with
beginning, paragraph returns and Salutations. 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 therefore can't specify without coding. When
a template 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 including deleting the
paragraph spacing. Greeting Cards,
Business Stationary and Form letters can be created.
When adding text to existing template will create a
unique message and won't affect the saved stationary
unless your overwrite the original.
The picture normally a jpg or gif
file will be tiled. Tiled means that the picture is
repeated over the entire page. Bmp pictures are avoided because of
excessive memory size. Tiling is more efficient
transmission than a solid picture because once loaded
on the recipients cpu, it can use the speed of the cpu
to complete the tiling procedure. Background is 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.
to Create Stationary Template
1. Copy the pictures
you will use for your background and Body to the above
Next Select: menu "Message",
select "New Message".
Note: the left side of
the inbox has a list of Directories that hold certain type
of files. When you save your message as a template, it
will be in the "Templates" directory identified by
what you inserted as subject. Select "Templates"
will change the form on the right to include a list of
Templates to choose from. To Open Double click the template
then select "Image".
the picture you want to use. "Choose File" button
browses for the file and inserts in "Image
location" when found
Size" button. Check "Use as Background" if
you want the entire page filled with repeated pictures.
Texture pictures are small repeated patterns resembling
brick, canvas, rock, wood, etc. and are acceptable
backgrounds The small ones are easier to transfer and
load. Avoid patterns that interfere with the
reading of the text. Forget about text alignment and
wrapping. I couldn't get it to work like it appears it
would. Space around image seems to be worthless if the text
doesn't wrap. You apparently need only a couple of entries
on this form. Too bad they made it look so complicated.
View with Logo added
Since I already added
the logo (above), I entered the name,
address and phone in 10 point Arial Bold and inserted a horizontal
line from "Insert", "Horizontal
Line". The rest of the form is evident leaving
space for me to insert my cursor next to the
"Dear" and inserting the body of the message.
(really not necessary but used to graphically illustrate). I
also linked my email address by selecting "email@example.com",
right clicked mouse, menu appears, select "Link",
new dialog, insert "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"
to code for email command.
Web site likewise was selected, right mouse click, select
"Link" and coded; "http://gwanderson.server101.com"
for Internet site connection.
You probably won't be
linking, but you can obviously see the advantage of creating
a similar template for Cards, Announcements, Business Forms.
etc. With a template, I don't have to worry about forgetting
something. You can also delete some or all from the template
if to your advantage and the original form will return as
long as you don't overwrite it. If you need more
detail, find and install a regular html editor like