|Microsoft Office Word 2003
|Microsoft Word 2000 and 2002
|Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003
|Microsoft Outlook® 2000 and 2002
If you want to display content in your message using a row and column format, you can insert a table directly into the message. Just use HTML as your message format and Word as your e-mail editor. If you aren't currently using Word as your e-mail editor and HTML as your message format, you must first change your default settings.
Set the default to use Word as your e-mail editor
- In the main Outlook window, on the Tools menu, click Tools, and then click the Mail Format tab.
- In the Compose in this message format list, click HTML.
- Select the Use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages check box.
Note In Outlook 2000 and 2002, select the Use Microsoft Word to edit e-mail messages check box.
Insert a table into a message
- Create a new e-mail message.
- Click where you want to create a table, and then on the Table menu, point to Insert, and then click Insert.
- Under Table size, specify the number of columns and rows, then under Autofit behavior click the options you want, and then click OK.
You can also create a complex table — for example, one that contains cells of different heights or a varying number of columns per row — by drawing it, and you can create a table within a table. For more information about tables, see Word Help. (In Outlook, you must have a message open that uses Word as your e-mail editor to search Word Help for this information.)