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Body background images in Outlook 2007?

Asked by metadog (378points) June 23rd, 2010

Hi! I have built an email blast that is designed to stretch in the middle based on the content. The problem I have is that I can’t find a technique for the stretching area that works in Outlook 2007. I have graphics on the right and left of the content that are designed to stretch. I used a background image set to 100%... no good. I set an embedded table set to 100%... no good. These things work in everything EXCEPT Outlook and it’s stupid MS Word rendering engine. Can you suggest a technique? Detailed directions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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jpwilson25's avatar

As far as I know, Outlook 2007 doesn’t support background images in any way. It especially sucks because so many people use Outlook.

row4food's avatar

Is your email an HTML file? If it is you can go to insert the file like any other attachment. Instead of clicking Insert, there is a small arrow on the button that drops down the Insert as Text option. I use this for some email campaigns. It alters it a bit because Outlook renders it so differently than regular browsers, but it works for what I need it for.

silverfly's avatar

This should help you out. Good ol’ Microsoft strikes again.

metadog's avatar

I still haven’t been able to find a technique that works. Hating Microsoft….

silverfly's avatar

@metadog You can’t find a technique that works. Microsoft has disabled this. You’ll just have to accept the fact that Outlook users will see a different email than you wanted.

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