Custom Form Tutoral?

LoztInSpace

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Apologies if i have missed it but I'm looking for some instructions on how to define a custom form.







To serve as the default form when creating an Outlook Task.
I have made attempts in the past with only partial success.
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I am not looking for anything highly complex, just the following

Adding an additional tab
 

LoztInSpace

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(Initial attempt to create this thread was posted by mistake before I completed so here is how it should read)



Custom Form Tutorial?


Apologies if i have missed it but I'm looking for some instructions on how to define a custom form.












I would like to do the following:



  • Provide an additional tab within the Task
  • To contain a single note field just like the default Notes tab
  • Have it auto-size like the default Notes tab
  • Serve as the default form when creating an Outlook Task

I have made attempts in the past with problems
  • Getting the new form to auto-size properly
  • Not able to successfully publish the form
  • Also, is it in any way possible to have the custom form support a rich text/HTML note field?
Thanks for any tips!
 

Diane Poremsky

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Not able to successfully publish the form
what happens when you try?


  • Provide an additional tab within the Task
  • To contain a single note field just like the default Notes tab
  • Have it auto-size like the default Notes tab
  • Serve as the default form when creating an Outlook Task
You'll use the (P.n) tabs - when you add a control to a tab , it should show.
You can only have one notes control - if you need more fields, you'll need to use text box, which does not support formatting.
That is set in the Properties sheet of the control
Set it as the default on the Tasks folder - right click on the folder, choose Properties then choose the form.
 

LoztInSpace

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Thanks for the quick reply, that really helped, I'm now able to publish the form and have it as the default.

I have 2 additional tabs, one for Contact info and one for History info, a single text field on each.
The text field controls are set to "Resize with Form" but just remain at the design mode size.

Please see below where the field does not extend to the edge of the form

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Diane Poremsky

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Resize with form has a mind of its own. :) It can be hard to get it "right" when you want it edge to edge and other fields can throw it off. But if its the only field, it should maintain the margin - it can help to work with a small form - not maximized on your screen - because it resizes better when its going bigger.

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LoztInSpace

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I tried sizing it smaller but it doesn't help. The width autosizes but the height does not.


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LoztInSpace

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Actually, if I make the height more that I will ever need then it works fine. Thanks for all your help!
 
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