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Template Phrases for Outlook

With the Template Phrases for Outlook add-in your correspondence becomes more effective. You can save the most frequently used templates and instantly insert them into your email messages. Some options described on this page can make your experience with templates for Outlook even better.

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Pane options

The Template Phrases pane is also available when reading messages. This will let you create email templates based on the messages already written and sent by you or your correspondents. To see the Templates pane in all types of messages:

  • Click on the icon with three dots next to the AbleBits logo and choose Options from the menu list.
    Open Template Phrases options by clicking this icon
  • Open the Pane tab in the Template Phrases Options window. See pane options on its tab
  • Select the checkbox Show pane when reading messages and click OK.
  • If you want to change the position of the pane in your messages, select the Show the pane on the left or Show the pane on the right radio button respectively and click OK.

Disable and enable confirmations

When working with the templates for Outlook, you may see two confirmation dialog boxes: one asking if you are sure you want to delete a template or a folder and the other letting you know if the ~%ATTACHFILE= macro worked and if the file was added. You can disable or enable these confirmations:

  • Open the Options dialog box.
  • Open the Confirmations tab. See confirmation options
  • Select the checkbox next to the confirmation to disable it or unselect the checkbox to enable the confirmation and click OK.
  • For diagnostic purposes, Template Phrases for Outlook contains an option that turns on the logging of the add-in's work. To enable logging just tick off the Log information about the add-in's work checkbox.

Search options

You can specify the number of saved search requests and clear the list:

  • Open the Template Phrases Options dialog box.
  • Open the Search tab. See search options on its tab
  • You can specify the number of search requests to be saved in the Remember the last... field; just enter the number or click the up and down arrows next to it.
  • If you want to delete all previous search requests, select the checkbox Clear the list and click OK.
  • When you search a template, you can choose to either find texts and folder names that contain the key words, or display folders that have the key words along with their contents. Check the Show folders with their contents in the search results for the second option.

Recent templates options

The most recently used Outlook templates are added to the Recent tab automatically. You can clear the list, specify the way you want to sort the templates and define the number of templates you want to see on this tab:

  • Open the Options dialog box.
  • Open the Recent tab in the Template Phrases Options dialog. See the options for Recent templates on this tab
  • You can sort the recent templates by frequency of use, name or simply by last used ones. Just select one of the criteria from the drop-down list.
  • You can specify the number of recent template texts you see in the Remember the last... field; just enter the number or click the up and down arrows next to it.
  • If you want to delete all the Outlook template texts, you see listed on the Recent tab, select the checkbox Clear the list and click OK.

The Other tab

Click on the Other tab to select the database file location. It may be helpful if you want to store your templates on a Cloud drive and need to easily access it from any place.

Choose the database file location
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