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Old 24-06-2008, 09:06
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is it possible to convert an email to a word document? I got an email with pics in that when sent to a certain contact of mine doesn't see the pictures unless they are attached and not embeded like the email I have has. Is there a way to convert the email to word? I have tried copying and pasting the email into word but where the images are I just see blank spaces
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Old 24-06-2008, 09:10
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And what email program are you using?
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Old 24-06-2008, 09:25
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oh yeh soz lol outlook 2003
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Old 24-06-2008, 09:30
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oh yeh soz lol outlook 2003
Pretty sure if you open the email and then do "save as" from the file menu you will have word as an option.
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Old 24-06-2008, 09:33
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I just have html (which doesn't save the images) text file outlook template or outlook message format
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Old 24-06-2008, 09:36
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i've just done save as too and i've only those options. is it a big email? and cant you copy paste the text and import the pictures into it?
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Old 24-06-2008, 09:40
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theres quite a few images more of a lazy thing for me going through each image and saving them type thing
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Old 24-06-2008, 09:41
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Do you use hotmail at all, u could always email it to yourself (from outlook to hotmail) and see if you can then send it to that contact and it works (ok not a great solution but maybe a quick fix?)
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Old 24-06-2008, 09:57
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think it still faces the issue of having images embeded thats where things go wrong, hmm maybe I should accept defeat lol
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Old 24-06-2008, 11:00
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Perhaps you should check what email handler is used at the other end - sometimes you find that only attached images are acceptable, in which case you could look into how to send the images as attachments (rather than embedded, which might be interpreted as hosting nasties).
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Old 24-06-2008, 11:12
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is the recipient just not set to show images???
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Old 24-06-2008, 11:37
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It may be that the recipient can only read plain-text emails not HTML ones.
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Old 24-06-2008, 12:23
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ok.....

dandnsmith tried sending email as attachment nope never worked, flagpole I couldn't comment never thought to ask lol and TheBigM she sends emails with a signature that contains a animated image but seems unable to accept embeded picture emails
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Old 24-06-2008, 13:19
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Can't you save it as an html document. Open the html document in Word, then save it as a Word document?
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Old 24-06-2008, 13:23
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I just have html (which doesn't save the images) text file outlook template or outlook message format
already covered HTML
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Old 24-06-2008, 15:11
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Ah, ok. Sorry.

If you convert it to plain text before forwarding, won't the images just appear as attachments?

The problem is that Outlook doesn't do html emails properly, rather typically is has it's own little thing.
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Old 24-06-2008, 15:43
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they decided to call it a day on the email and gave up............ they have no stamina lol
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Old 24-06-2008, 23:19
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The solution to this is probably very simple. Change the compose message format from "Microsoft Rich Text" to "HTML". The images will be sent as attachments and may be displayed inline or separately at the end (depending on which software is used to read it) but it should display them one way or the other.

"Microsoft Rich Text" format is a menace because it supports and encourages the embedding of OLE objects in messages. Just one small problem. That is not standard e-mail behavior and it is prone to being misinterpreted by anything other than Outlook.
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