"Welcome To My World"
What we are talking about here is not
attachments, but pictures in with the text, and not only plain old "plain
text", but "Rich Text", in other words, text of different fonts,
sizes, and colors.
Now...here's what to do...it's simplicity in itself, it's
painless, and takes no time whatsoever out of your busy, busy schedules. This is
composed in plain text, as it is the default text unless you choose otherwise
from the tool bar immediately above where you are doing your typing from. By
just simply placing the arrow on each little button, and/or icon, a small box pops up
yellow in color, telling you what each is for. After a little
experimentation, and use, you will have all that figured out. Now for getting
Microsoft's Oulook Express set up for Rich Text, and sending/receiving
pictures/graphics in the email message itself without having to clik, or search
1. Open Microsoft's Outlook Express
the "Tools" menu ( box will drop down )
3. Clik "Options"
( you will see what looks like file folder tabs )
4. Clik the
5. Clik small circle alongside HTML ( you should see a
little dot appear ). Don't clik "OK" yet, it won't hurt, but you will
have to re-clik on the above over again.
6. Clik the "Read"
7. Clik little white box alongside "Automatically show picture
attachment in message" ( you should see a small check mark appear ). Now
clik "OK" at the bottom.
We are now going to clik on the Large
button at the top left displaying a sheet of paper with an open envelope,
and the words: "Compose Message".
On the tool bar BELOW where it
now says: "NEW MESSAGE" in white on blue ( unless you changed the
default - it's white on blue ), NOT the extreme upper tool bar:
8. Clik the
"Tools" menu ( box will drop down )
9. Clik on small white box
alongside "Send Pictures With Message" ( you should see a little check
mark appear )
10. Clik "Tools" again to save.
Now, to embellish
your email for personal letters, or to give others a break from the
In the same tool bar below the where it now says: "NEW
MESSAGE" in white on blue ( unless you changed the default - white on blue
), NOT the extreme upper tool bar:
1. Clik the "Format" menu ( box
will drop down )
2. Clik to the left of the words: "Rich Text ( HTML
)". A black dot will appear
3. Clik "Format" again to
Now for a real touch of class to your letter:
1. Clik the
"Format" menu again ( box will drop down )
2. Clik "Apply
Stationary" ( experiment...try Ivy...this will line your left margin with
Ivy...no less ).
Okay, now that takes care of that. If you want to include
pictures/graphics, animated or not:
1. Clik the yellow square icon with two
mountain peaks ( way to the extreme right on the tool bar
dialogue box will appear asking for picture source
3. Clik on
"Browse" and go find it. When you have found it
4. Clik on the down
caret, and choose "Left" for now. You will find that down caret in the
"Layout", it is for "Alignment".
"OK", and you will see the picture ( in this case ) to the left, and
at the top. If the picture is small enough, you will have room to the right of
it to start your letter, if not, the letter will begin under the
picture/graphic, whatever, nevertheless, the picture you are sending will be
right there staring you in the face as you compose your outgoing letter. One
note: If you include stationary, do the stationary thing before the picture...it
comes out better.
Experimentation will reveal all kinds of options available.
If you are too busy for any of the above, put it on the shelf for a while, but
print this out for when the time arises.