I'm not familiar with NTB v4.83, but I have played around with v4.82
and Outlook Express 5. I have found two ways to create an HTML
document that can be sent as an e-mail using OE5.
First, you can create an HTML document and save it, preferably to the
root directory (c:\file.htm). Then, from within OE5 select
Message|New Message Using...|Web Page. You'll have to type in the
location of the HTML document because OE5 doesn't give you a Browse
function. Using the example file above as an example, use the format
file:///c:/file.htm. If you've managed to type everything correctly,
you will then see your HTML document in all of its glory. To see what
OE5 has done to your beautifully crafted code, select View|Source
Edit and then click on the Source tab at the bottom of the page.
You'll see that OE5 has inserted some Meta tags, whatever it thinks
is the correct document type and more.
I prefer this approach:
Open your HTML document and OE5. From within OE5 click on Message|New
Message (or Ctrl+N). Once in the new message window, make sure you
have selected Format|Rich Text (HTML), then click View|Source Edit
and then click on the Source tab at the bottom of the page. Highlight
everything OE5 has already put in there and delete it. Then copy and
paste all of your HTML code from the document you have open in NTB
into the Source window in OE5. Click on the Preview button and you'll
see the OE5 rendition of your HTML document. Click on Source again
and you'll see what OE5 has done to your code. In this case, it won't
be too bad - just a couple of meta tags. You won't be able to make
them go away permanently.
- You will probably find that OE5 renders your text in using the font
that you have selected as default within OE5 (not your default
browser font). If you want another font, you will have to specify it
in a font tag within your HTML document.
- If you want to include images in your document, you will probably
want to upload them to a host and then refer to them with absolute
rather than relative addresses in your HTML document. In other words,
use the format: <img
I'm sure there are e-mail clients that make this simpler, but if
you're using OE5, in actual practice the second method I outlined is