Add a picture or background to a message

You can insert a picture into a message so that the picture is part of the message, not an attachment. You can also add a picture or a color as the background of your message.

Note   You can only add a picture or format the message background with an HTML message.

Do any of the following:

Insert a picture into a message

  1. In a message, position the cursor where you want to add a picture.

  2. On the Message tab, click Picture.

    Message tab, group 4

  3. Do one of the following:

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Locate the picture with the Photo Browser

Click Photo Browser, locate the picture, and then drag the picture into your message.

Locate a picture by using a Finder window

Click Picture from File, locate the picture, and then click Open.

Note   To remove a picture from a message, hold down CONTROL and click the picture, and then click Remove.

Add a background picture to a message

  1. In a message, position the cursor in the body of the message.

  2. On the Options tab, click Background Picture.

    Options tab, group 3

  3. Locate the picture, and then click Open.

    Note   To remove a background picture, on the Options tab, click the arrow next to Background Picture, and then click Remove.

Add a background color to a message

  1. In a message, position the cursor in the body of the message.

  2. On the Options tab, click Background Color.

    Options tab, group 3

  3. Select a color, and then close the Colors dialog box.

    Note   To remove a background color, on the Options tab, click Background Color, and then click Color Palettes  Color Palettes. On the Palette pop-up menu, click Apple, and then in the colors list, click White.

See also

Insert a signature into a message

Create or remove a hyperlink in a message

Attach a file or a folder to a message

Insert a symbol

Turn off HTML formatting

Applies To: Outlook for Mac 2011



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