One small, but annoying issue is the input focus. Let's say you have created stationery sporting a header and a footer, and you want to start typing in a message using this stationery in between the two. Unfortunately, this is not where the input focus is. You have to click in the right place before you can begin hammering your message.
Fortunately, Outlook Express provides a way to set input focus exactly where you want it. You have to invest a bit in editing the HTML source of the stationery, though, and it does not work with .eml stationery.
How to Set the Input Focus in Outlook Express Stationery
To set the focus for input in stationery used with Outlook Express:
- Open the stationery's .htm file from your Outlook Express stationery folder in a text editor like Notepad.
- Identify the place where you want the input focus to be.
- Insert '<span id="_AthCaret"></span>' (without the outer but including the inner quotes) in that place.
- Save and close the .htm file.