Loading Email Stationery In Outlook 2007

As many of you may know. Outlook 2007 shows email stationery much different than in ealier versions. This is because with 2007, Outlook uses Word to render emails. While this does make it easier to format day to day emails, it can be cause Email Stationery to not display properly.

Another “feature” with Outlook 2007 is that you can no longer simply add Email Stationery by “browsing” for your stationery file. With 2007 you must first save the file to a specific folder and then select the stationery. It’s obvious that Microsoft is trying to phase out Email Stationery because with each new release of Outlook, it’s more difficult to incorporate Email Stationery.

It’s Still Possible.

Here are the paths for saving the stationery…

Stationery (.htm)

Windows Vista
C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedStationery

Windows XP or Windows Server 2003
C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedStationery

Note that you may  have to “show hidden files and folders” in order to access the paths listed above. To do this, follow these directions…

To display hidden folders, do the following:

* Windows Vista
1. In Windows, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Appearance and Personalization.

If you are using Control Panel Classic View, double-click Folder Options, and then continue with step 4.
3. Click Folder Options.
4. On the View tab, under Advanced settings, under Files and Folders, under Hidden files and folders, select Show hidden files and folders.

* Microsoft Windows XP
1. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Folder Options.
3. Click the View tab, and then click the Show hidden files and folders option.

Now that you can access to the folder, simply drag and drop your HTML email stationery file into the folder.

Now open outlook 2007 and select Tools – Options.
Select the “Mail Format” tab and click the “Stationery and Font…” button

Ensure that the Personal Stationery Tab is selected and click the “Theme…” button

You will now see a list of available themes listed in the left hand side. Select your Email Stationery from the list (it will be listed as the file name).

While they don’t make it easy, it’s still possible. But this leads me to wonder. Is Email Stationery dead?

2 thoughts on “Loading Email Stationery In Outlook 2007

  1. Can the file paths please be sent to Microsoft for inclusion in their tutorials? seems like they don’t want users to know how to do their onw stuff, something of a ‘big brother’?
    Thanks for this article, it resolved my issue 100%!

  2. I tried using these instructions for my Outlook 2007 but hit a roadblock when I try to save in the Stationery file. The message that I get is that I don’t have permission to save in that file and that I need to contact the Administrator…any suggestions?

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