I noticed that an MVP responded, but failed to give you any thoughts on the
problem you were having. Unfortunately, many are quick to reprimand a
novice poster for a meanial departure from protocol, but slow to give any
constructive help. Here are a few thoughts:
FIRST, regarding the reprimand from the MVP on multi-posting. They are
usually referring to individuals who separately post the same question in
multiple communities or forums. Another way to accomplish the same thing is
to place the separate addresses of multiple forums in the 'Newsgroup' field
for the message, much like placing multiple e-mail addresses in the "To:"
line of an email. This way the message thread will be visible in multiple
communities or forums, but requires only one posting.
SECOND, if you are using Windows Vista, you might be able to use 'Windows
Fax and Scan' as a work-around. Fax and Scan can be set to access Outlook
2007 contacts. This way you can create the fax and directly access your
Outlook contacts from the "To:" field of the fax. The fax can include a
cover page, scanned documents, scanned images, or documents and images from
other applications. I am not sure about the option you mentioned "to create
a new letter to contact," because I do not have that option. However, in
most cases, once you create any letter or document, you can also print it to
the Microsoft Vista "Fax" printer and that will create a new fax. At that
point you can add a recipient from within the fax 'Send' dialog which
displays your Outlook contacts.
THIRD, you might be able to create your own custom form to accomplish this
task. However, that is beyond my expertise. Nevertheless, there is a
community on designing Outlook forms that might be of assistance here.
Your question is a reasonable question. I hope the MVP's provided some
basic help on your other post, if not, then that represents a sorry
propensity to criticize versus help. Either way, this was a good request
and it would have been helpful had Microsoft included a form for directly
faxing out of Outlook. Many of us could have used such a feature.
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