While you were out message in Outlook RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I am trying to access this email template in Outlook 2010.  The Organisational forms library is not visible. I have tried send the message to my outlook and saving it but it then just saves as a emails message. Can you assist or let me know how I can copy the template from a colleagues Organisational folder.  Thanks


    • Moved by Steve Fan Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:28 AM Move to dedicated Outlook forum
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:06 AM

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  • Hi,

    From the description, you mean the "While you were out" template, correct? Unfortunately, this Outlook form is indeed no longer available for download now (it was actually a form designed for an old Outlook version (Outlook 97)). Currently, only a "While you were out" Word template is available. See:


    You may consider to download the Word template and then create an Outlook template based on the downloaded Word template. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Create a new email message, copy and pasted the content of the Word template into it.

    2. Click File -> Save as, click "Save as type" dropdown list, choose Outlook Template (*.oft). Click Save.

    Note: If the format is not correct, please adjust it first and then save it again.

    3. If you want to use the template, click New Items -> More Items -> Choose Form.

    Hope this helps.


    Steve Fan

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    • Proposed as answer by Steve Fan Monday, September 18, 2017 9:12 AM
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:17 AM