How to Change Stationery or Backgrounds in Outlook Emails

Microsoft Outlook 2010 allows you to customize emails by using stationery. Some stationery is installed with Outlook, but additional designs may be downloaded from the Web, along with new background themes. Available stationery options include features like images, different colors and various textures. Stationery allows you to choose special backgrounds and font styles to create great looking email invitations for parties, celebrations and holidays, or you can choose to put your company logo on stationery for business emails. You can set a default stationery for all email messages or choose stationery for individual emails.

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Click "File." Choose "Options," then select "Mail."

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Select "HTML" in the list for "Compose Emails in This Format."

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To add stationery to a single email, click "New Items." Mouse over "Email Message Using" and click on "More Stationery." Select a stationery and click "OK." Write your email and send it to the recipient.

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To apply stationery to all emails, click "File." Go to "Options," then "Mail." Click "Stationery and Fonts." Select the "Personal Stationery" tab and click "Themes." Select the stationery you want and click "OK."