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In my contact template there is the standard note field, and designing the template, you can't add a table to the note field. So I ran the template as a new contact, inserted a table to the note field, and then clicked on design this form....And the table shows up in the designing form....I then publish it in the normal way, but when I create the new contact, the table does not show up. Is there a way to have a table in the note field or as a separate field in the Contact form of template? Thanks as usual!!
 

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In addition to the that macro I need, and quick update on this area? Hopefully it's simple!!
 

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Did you have a chance to read this thread....just need to figure out how to put a table in a text field or the note field of the contact form, and then when published and create a new contact the table shows up.....i adde a table to a contact in the note field and when published as the form, it does not show up as a table in the note field.....and of course is there another field to do it ....or how to get this done?
 

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i haven't had a chance to test anything - contents in the body should 'stick' though. If the table has data, does it 'stick'? What purpose does the table solve? You can embed excel spreadsheets, although I'd only use that when i needed a spreadsheet.
 

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When you design the contact form, there seems no way to put the table in the notes field as a design as there is no place I see to insert a table at the design level. So I run the form, insert the table to the notes field, click on designing it, and the table is in the notes field, but when i publish it as my form, the table does not show up in the notes field. If i added words to the table, the words show up in the form, but not in a table. How to do it please??
 

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I don't have 2007 handy to test it, but adding a table to 2013 works. I added the table to a new form, went to Design this form, then published it and opened the published form. I added text in the first cell in each column and numbered the cells down the side - not sure if that was necessary.
 

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When I open the published form, it shows up, and I publish it to the default contact used for all my contacts, but when I click on new contact, the table does not show up, just the top words....

Anything to figure out?
 

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Do yyou have cell borders enabled? They are the default in outlook 2013, not sure about 2007.
 

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Please tell me where I look into cell borders enabled and how to set it up please
 

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I don't have Outlook 2007 available right now - i had a hard drive failure and it wiped out all of my test systems... but in Outlook 2013, it's on the Format Test tab - In the paragraphs group is a button for borders.
 

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I don't see where that is....

But to be clear, if I go to File, Choose a Form, it shows up perfectly. But it does not update all the contacts with the table in it, even though if I upgrade the form of contacts in other areas, it automatically shows up in all contacts what I added.....and and when I hit the top buttom New...to create a new contact, even thought that form is the default form, the table does not show up.....so it's messed up for some reason..given the form I open that is the default contact form, shows the table....

What else to do?
 

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If you mean, you can't update old contacts with the new form, correct. The contact card and notes field (and possibly others ) aren't updated when you change forms . This is so customizations aren't lost as the notes field would be erased and replaced with the one in the new version of the form.
 

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Got it.....so then...

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Why when I click new, which is he form that I have ugraded....the table does not show up in the note field....but if I choose the form, it works...

So, how does the New buttom recoginize the real form?

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And it in addition, is there a way to replace the note field of all contacts with the new note field from the new form?
 

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In addition, when I click on New when I am in the contact folder, the table does not show up...but in the contact, at the top left I click on New Contact and it does show up...

So what is there to fix please so much!! And again, is there a way to replace the note field of all contacts with the new note field from the new form?
 

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If the New button isn't using the new form, the forms cache could be corrupt. As for replacing the notes field, you'd need to use a macro.
 

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ok...what macro does the replacement the notes fields
 

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i'm on my tablet so i can't test (and copy is tough on a touch screen), any contact macro, like my super duper bulk contact changer macro at slipstick - get the source code and use something like this - this creates a 2 column, 1 row table.

> body = "<table><tr><td></td><td></td></tr></table>" & .body

it's a lot easier if there are no quotes so you can use one long string, without escaping quotes.

when i get a chance, i'll see if we can do it using word's insert command - that would avoid any potential problems with formatting.

the method at http://www.slipstick.com/developer/code-samples/paste-clipboard-contents-vba/ might work too - copy the table to the clipboard and insert it from the clipboard. i'd try this if the table is complicated.

the word method is used in this macro - http://www.slipstick.com/developer/code-samples/insert-attachment-names-replying/ - this inserts it at the top of notes field.
 

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i just thought of something - the html coding might not work in other items, only email, since they don't support html body.
 
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