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Open Draft From Compose Window?

Hello. I appreciate the help received in my recent thread re: opening the compose window only (http://www.outlookforums.com/threads...663#post319663). As a corollary, I would like to know if it's possible to open a saved draft from the compose window itself Reason: I have found myself sometimes opening up a compose window (using the compose-only shortcut mentioned in the above thread) only to realize that I instead want to edit a draft already saved. I know I could just open Outlook's main screen and open the saved draft that way, but I thought I would ask here whether there is a (shorter) way to open a saved draft when I have the compose-window-only open anyway -- much like Word's compose screen has the "Office button" at top left which, when clicked, displays recent and pinned documents in the right-hand column of the pop-open screen. I was hoping to find (or customize) something like that under the Office Button in Outlook's compose window showing a list of drafts available for editing. Thank you for any input!


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Currently, when I compose a note and hit send from the compose window, it does not actually send the note, but rather queues it in the outbox. Then I need to send from Outlook main window to have the message(s) in the outbox sent.

Is there any way that I can actually send the note directly from the compose window?

I ask this because I am using Outlook 2007 as my default email program, and if I click on a 'sendto' link on a webpage, it automatically opens the Outlook compose window. But after sending the note from the compose window, it merely queues it in the outbox, and I need to manually open Outlook and use send from there to clear the outbox. I would like to avoid this last step.

I am not interested in downloading new received mail, and actually would prefer NOT to do this - I only want to send mail from the compose window. Is this possible?

Recently the way my mouse/curser functions changed and is causing problems in
Excel and Outlook in particular.
In Outlook, when I click 'reply', often it sends immediately before opening
a compose window.
In Excel, if I click on a cell, I am immediately entered in the cell instead
of just selecting it. Also, I have big problems adjusting the columns and
rows and dragging content from a cell to others (ie formulae or data).
I tried a quick restore and also adjusting the speed of the mouse double
click but that's not helped.
Please help!
Thanks,
--
kami

Recently the way my mouse/curser functions changed and is causing problems in
Excel and Outlook in particular.
In Outlook, when I click 'reply', often it sends immediately before opening
a compose window.
In Excel, if I click on a cell, I am immediately entered in the cell instead
of just selecting it. Also, I have big problems adjusting the columns and
rows and dragging content from a cell to others (ie formulae or data).
I tried a quick restore and also adjusting the speed of the mouse double
click but that's not helped.
Please help!
Thanks,
--
kami

I've a new hosted Exchange 2003 account and have been trying OWA. On my home PC everything worked at first, though initially my browser tended to crash occasionally during OWA sessions (WinXP SP1, latest IE6 SP1).

Anyways something must've happened, and now whenever I click the New button on the OWA toolbar to open a new Message compose window, it just opens a blank window displaying the text "! An unknown error happened." Besides Message compose, everything else (opening a new Appointment or Contact window, for example) still work fine.

And it's only a problem with this PC. On all other PCs there is no problem.

Just to note, prior to this problem happening, I was playing around with enabling the OWA security settings (Options -> E-mail Security -> encryption and digital signature checkboxes) and installing/reinstalling the S/MIME control. Could this have been the cause?

Then again as mentioned, my IE also initially crashed sporadically as I was playing around with OWA in general. Maybe one of these crashes messed up something?

I've tried clearing IE caches, clicking the "Clear SSL State" button, etc, to no avail! Can someone help?

When I open file from desktop it is only about quarter size. I want the file
to open full page, how do I adjust this?

I have Outlook 2007 installed on a windows xp sp2 machine and i use the
minimize to tray feature. Occasionally, when i go to open outlook from the
tray, i get a windows balloon from the tray saying outlook has stopped
responding and it wont open. So i click on the x to close the balloon and
double click the outlook icon in the tray again and up it comes without error
or problem. Why wouldn't it come up the first time i tried opening it?

Outlook 2003, SP2 with XP Pro, SP2
When I open a folder from the folders list by right-clicking, open in new
window, the folder opens but always in the same place on the screen and with
the same dimensions. The dimensions always require re-sizing in order to see
anything.

How can I save the 'right' size so that the next time the folder opens in a
new window, it will be my desireable size?

Note that I had this same issue with Calendar, but fixed it by sizing it
then closing the main Outlook window. That preserved the Calendar size but
does not do so for any other folders.
Thx.

I have a stumper I'd like some help with. One of my users who receives many
image attachments has recently started having a problem opening them from her
Outlook email. When she double-clicks the attachment in the email, the
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer launches and hangs with the "Opening Preview"
message. If she saves the attachment to the desktop and double-clicks it
opens in the viewer immediately.

I've tried clearing the temporary internet files cache, a repair/reinstall
of Office, a new Outlook profile but nothing has worked. I changed the JPG
file association to open in Office Picture Manager and the files will open
directly from the email but she prefers the Picture and Fax Viewer because it
loads quickly. Can anyone offer a suggestion on what else might be causing
this issue? The user is on Windows XP SP2, Office 2003 SP2 and connecting to
Exchange Server 2003 and so far no other users are reporting similar issues.

I recently installed Adobe Acrobat and it added a tool bar to the new
message window in outlook (xp). No matter how many times I move this tool
bar to be next to the main tool bar, or simply right click and uncheck it
from displaying it comes back.

I wouldn't mind leaving the toolbar there if it would stay where I move it.
but if not I'd rather just get rid of it.

Can someone help me put this toolbar in its place and have it remember that
spot or help me get rid of it?
The toolbar is called Attach as Adobe PDF

I have a user that is having a strange Outlook problem. There was a problem
with the server that seemed to resolve iteself out, except for with this
user. When you open an email, a small screen opens that displays the
headers. You cannot change the size of the window, and if you remove the
headers from view, you can see that the email itself opened in a small
window, with the sizing fixed. How can I change this?

I'm using Outlook 2003 on a machine running Windows XP.

One day about a month ago I opened my calendar in a new window. My
original mail window was still open, I just wanted to check some dates for a
possible meeting. So I opened the calendar by going to the bottom of the
Navigation Pane and right-clicking on the Calendar icon and selecting "Open
in New Window."

Now, however, whenever I try to do the same thing (i.e., click Open Calendar
in New Window) the calendar doesn't open in a full size window. Instead, it
only opens in a very small window, and I have to resize it or maximize it in
order to see the calendar.

I would like to have the Calendar open in a full size window, like it used to.

I've Googled this extensively and can't seem to find the answer. I've also
searched these Office discussion groups and searched MS help and can't find
the answer.

Some of the things I've tried are those suggested by Diane Poremsky here:

http://forums.download32.com/Microsoft-Outlook/Outlook-doesn -t-remember-window-size-1033.html

These include the advice at
http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2008/up080703.htm#4, and her suggestion to close
outlook then delete the frame key from
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0OutlookMessag e and restart outlook. I
have tried holding down the shift key and double clicking in the top left
corner of the window.

However, I have not had any success with any of these methods. The window
still opens only in a very small size, and I have to manually resize it or
maximize it.

Is there another way?

Thank you!

Andrea

This is probably easy to fox but I can't figure it out. When I open Outlook
(2007) or restore it from being minimized it opens in a small window and I
have to click maximize every time. This didn't happen until I installed
Windows 7. Any suggestions?

On my main desktop system, W2KSP4 US quite up to date:

Suddenly, since this morning, I can't any more open an HTML web
page:

- by Shift-clicking a link in another IE page
- by Right-Clicking that link and chosing "Open in New Window"
- by Drag-and-Dropping the link from an OE message to an
existing IE window
- by clicking a link in an OE message

In any of these instances the symptoms are the same: the newly
opened IE window immediately gets a larger IE icon in the
taskbar (like PDF pages) and immediately gets unresponding - but
still is referenced as "Running" in Task Manager, however
nothing will get it back to life (even trying to open any other
link by any other way), all I can do is close it (surprisingly
it will respond to that "close" order, no matter if through the
× icon in the upper right corner, or by any other way).

I recall that normally, a page that can't be reached triggers a
"404" page, but never makes the window unresponding. And
apparently the involved pages were not unreachable.

Weird, immediately after a page refuses to open, I still can
open the very same web page:

- by Left-clicking the very same link in the very same initial
IE window
- by Right-clicking the very same link, chosing "Copy Shortcut",
opening a new IE window (from its icon in Quick Launch),
Pasting that URL in the Address Bar of that IE window;
- *once the link has been open*, by any of the ways that were
not working first.

I then continue surfing, and the process continues: about any
link I Left-click, it works; about any link I Right-Click or
"Open in New Window" or Drag-and-Drop, it makes the new window
unresponsive (and I can only close that window), but I still can
immediately open the very same page, provided it is by direct
clicking or typing.

Have I inadvertently touched something wrong? or did MU
(Microsoft Update) slip in something wrong? Thanks to any help,

Paris, Tue 6 Jun 2006 17:40:00 +0200

I recently installed Adobe Acrobat and it added a tool bar to the new
message window in outlook (xp). No matter how many times I move this tool
bar to be next to the main tool bar, or simply right click and uncheck it
from displaying it comes back.

I wouldn't mind leaving the toolbar there if it would stay where I move it.
but if not I'd rather just get rid of it.

Can someone help me put this toolbar in its place and have it remember that
spot or help me get rid of it?
The toolbar is called Attach as Adobe PDF

Hello,
I have an issue on a few PC's currently (and have seen it on a few PC's
in the past) Where Outlook Express is setup with at least 1 IMAP
account, and duplicate messages are being sent.

The issue seems to arise from OE not closing the compose window after
sending, making you think you did not click properly. When you hit
send the second time the compose window disappears. If you check the
Sent items, the message has been sent twice.

This does not happen on every composition, and I'm currently trying to
narrow down when it does happen.

Is this a known issue, or anyone have any info on it? I'm coming up
empty.

Thanks,
Craig

okay, the easiest way for my to explain this is with an example: Windows Live
Messenger. Even when you close all of the windows, Live is still open via the
little icon bar, and you can click on that, or when you try to click the
regular run option from start menu or something, it just opens up the main
window.

can you do this with outlook? i see that the icon is open, and it gives you
the option to hide it, but that's the opposite of what i want, i want to be
able to close the main window and have the program still running. suggestions?

I have a user that is having a strange Outlook problem. There was a problem
with the server that seemed to resolve iteself out, except for with this
user. When you open an email, a small screen opens that displays the
headers. You cannot change the size of the window, and if you remove the
headers from view, you can see that the email itself opened in a small
window, with the sizing fixed. How can I change this?

okay, the easiest way for my to explain this is with an example: Windows Live
Messenger. Even when you close all of the windows, Live is still open via the
little icon bar, and you can click on that, or when you try to click the
regular run option from start menu or something, it just opens up the main
window.

can you do this with outlook? i see that the icon is open, and it gives you
the option to hide it, but that's the opposite of what i want, i want to be
able to close the main window and have the program still running. suggestions?

This is probably easy to fox but I can't figure it out. When I open Outlook
(2007) or restore it from being minimized it opens in a small window and I
have to click maximize every time. This didn't happen until I installed
Windows 7. Any suggestions?

I'm in the process of migrating from Exchange in-house to O365. I have been able to add an iframe (that displays my OWA logon) onto the Federation Server sign-on page. This provides a single screen for users that have yet been migrated and those that have not, to go to for web access to email.

The problem is that if the user uses the log-into OWA in the iframe, only a portion of the page is show, and it is unusable. A simple fix is to make OWA open into a new window when the "Log on" button is clicked.

I've not a web guy, but didn't think this would be difficult to figure out, but it seems to be beyond my programming abilities.

Any thoughts?
Thanks a bunch
Boudie

IE should remember the last window setting. I believe IE7 should retain that
function. It is a beta though.

When it opens to a small window, do you make that window larger, close it,
and try the link again?

"Elantra" wrote in message
news:93C2AC0D-B26C-4D07-AE73-6C552D720F41@microsoft.com...
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I have a user that wants his Outlook 2003 to open in a full maximized window.
Even if he opens Outlook and maximizes and then closes it. When he opens
Outlook again it opens in a small window.

How can I get this to open full window all the time.

I just started using Outlook 2003 (was using 2000) and when I click on help,
it reduces the size of the window I am working in and put help right in
Outlook. I want the help to open in its own window all the time. Been
looking for the right option and cant find it.

Hi,

As of last Thursday, I can't open attachments from an AOL address. Since AOL
forwards as attachments, this means I can't read the forward. I don't get an
error message--the forward just doesn't open. I had opened some of them so I
know they're not corrupt. If I forward the message to my Yahoo account, I can
read the forward.

I also can't open a task with attachment. For example, I "copy an email as
attachment" to my task list, which saves the email in the body of the task.
Now, I can't open the task. Same problem as the AOL attachments--I
double-click, and nothing happens.

Obviously this is a problem specific to my computer since I had been able to
open them previously, but I have no idea where to start looking.

Thanks for any help


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