Adjust and control the slide layout of your multimedia messages

The features in this article are not available to wireless service subscribers in the United States. The Outlook Mobile Service is restricted to text messages only in the United States.

With Outlook Mobile Service you can customize the layout of your multimedia messages. You can choose from two slide modes as well as change the resolution and layout of your slides.

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About Slide Mode and Non-slide Mode

Select the slide layout for your multimedia messages

Change the mobile screen resolution of your multimedia messages

Change the percentage of image area in your multimedia messages

About Slide Mode and Non-slide Mode

Multimedia messages can use one of two modes: Slide Mode and Non-slide Mode. Slide Mode uses slides and consists of a few slides. A slide can have an image, a piece of text, or an audio clip, or it can have a mixture of image, text, and audio. Slides are automatically displayed on devices with a preset duration for the display of each slide. You can choose from five layout options for your slides. In Non-slide Mode, the images, text, and audio clips are presented on mobile devices according to their encoded sequence in the message body, but not in a slide format. The duration for display is not set for any part or page of the multimedia message. Text in Non-slide Mode messages can be scrolled up or down by pressing the up and down keys on the mobile device that you are using. By using Non-slide Mode, you can send long pieces of text to mobile devices and read them on the devices as well.

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Select the slide layout for your multimedia messages

  1. In your multimedia message, on the Compose tab, in the Create Slides group, click More.

    More slide layouts

  2. In the Slide Mode section, click the slide layout that you want, or click the option in the Non-slide Mode section.

    Tip: On your mobile device, you can press the up and down keys to select the slide layout that you want.

Your multimedia slide will now appear in both the main window and the preview pane in the slide layout that you have chosen.

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Change the mobile screen resolution of your multimedia messages

  1. In your multimedia message, on the Compose tab, in the Create Slides group, click Customize Layout.

  2. Under Mobile Screen Resolution, click a resolution in the Width x Height (Pixels) list. Alternatively, in the Width and Height lists, click or type the value that you want.

    The width must be a value between 50 pixels and 320 pixels. The height must be a value between 50 pixels and 320 pixels.

  3. Click OK.

Note: The changes to the mobile screen resolution apply only to the current multimedia message. Any new multimedia message that you create will still use the default resolution.

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Change the percentage of image area in your multimedia messages

For slides that contain text and pictures, you can choose the percentage of the message that will be used for the picture.

  1. In your multimedia message, on the Compose tab, in the Create Slides group, click Customize Layout.

  2. Under Percentage of image area for mixed layouts, in the For vertical layout box or For horizontal layout box, click or type the percentage value that you want.

  3. Click OK.

Note: The changes to the image area apply only to the current multimedia message. Any new multimedia message that you create will still use the default setting for image area.

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