How to Create a New Message Using Stationery in Outlook

How to create eye catching emails with stationery in Outlook

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Email stationery can prepare your message for a holiday greeting or party invitation, bedazzle with colors and images or soothe with a quiet background and a gentle, flowing font.

If you have justĀ installed all this wonderful stationery for Outlook, you are probably eager to use it for wonderful emails; maybe you are merely eager, of course, to learn what stationery comes pre-installed with Outlook.

Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003.

Find out here how to do just this in Outlook.

Create a New Message Using Stationery in Outlook

To start a new email on stationery with Outlook:

  1. Select Home.

  2. At the bottom of the screen, make sure Mail is selected.

    • Click Mail at the bottom or press Ctrl-1.
    The Outlook inbox.
  3. In the New group, select New Items > E-mail Message Using > More Stationery.

    • In 2003, Actions > New Mail Message Using > More Stationery.
    Selecting New items in Outlook.
  4. Highlight the desired stationery under Choose a Theme.

    A chosen theme for email in Outlook.
  5. Click OK.

    A new stationery template for Outlook email.
  6. If you've used stationery before, that stationery template will appear above More Stationery. If the desired stationery appears in the list, select it.

    Selecting a previously chosen stationery theme in Outlook.