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Thank God the program did it itself because these kinds of things are way
over my head :o). I use Microsoft Fax which sends and receives faxes using
MS Exchange. I am fairly certain you can set it up with any fax software
especially since I believe Microsoft Fax is no longer supported (it doesn't
ship with Win98) . Outlook uses the same file as Exchange (mailbox.pst or
*.pst, depending on how you set it up). With regards to MS Word, you go to
Tools, Options, Mail Format, Message Format and select MS Word. I do not use
MS Word as my e-mail editor because I was disappointed in that a lot of the
formatting done using MS Word (like tables) is not kept in the message. I
prefer HTML and, if I need a table, cut and paste from a Word doc. I have
also done a mail merge using Word and Outlook and it works great (although
this should be a simpler process). Outlook is really, really powerful and I
admit to only scratching the surface with regards to its capabilities.

Bill Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: Sasha Itsekson [mailto:itsekson(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 1998 9:35 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Computer Address Book


How did you integrate it with Word and Fax software?


Sasha Itsekson

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen, S.E. [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 1998 9:57 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Computer Address Book

I've done a lot of research (and bought a bunch of crap) as well and I
really wanted something besides MS. Unfortunately, Outlook98 is the BEST.
E-mail, faxes, calendars, appointments, tasks, journals, time and NOTHING
integrates better with MS Word. OL takes a lot of ram (16mb), but I really
haven't seen anything that does everything better.

Bill Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: Parkerres(--nospam--at) [mailto:Parkerres(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 1998 9:12 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Computer Address Book

To my fellow computerized engineers:

We are looking to upgrade / change our address book program on the computer
Windows 95 based PC system).  Currently, we use Office Accelerator, which is
adequate, but not great, and I'm not sure they have a new version out.

I have looked at Microsoft Outlook, but am not convinced.  Several people
mentioned Act, but I have not tried it yet.  Before we spend all the time
energy converting to a new program, I was wondering if anyone had any input
war stories they would like to share.

Generally, we are looking for something that will be used primarily as an
address book, but should be able to work well with our word processor (Word

Thanks in advance for your input.

Bruce Resnick, S.E.
Parker Resnick Str. Eng.