A user likes to put a border around screenshots and hoped to set an option to always add a border. While this is not an option, it is easily done using a VBA macro. This variation of the Resize Images in Email macro puts a border and shadow around all images in the message you are composing.
To change the text format, see Use Word Macro to Apply Formatting to Email.
To use: run the macro after adding the images to your message. Note: This macro formats all images in the message, including images in signatures.
Public Sub AddBorderstoImages() Dim objItem As Object Dim objInsp As Outlook.Inspector ' Add reference to Word library ' in VBA Editor, Tools, References Dim objWord As Word.Application On Error Resume Next Dim oILShp As InlineShape 'Reference the current Outlook item Set objItem = Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem If Not objItem Is Nothing Then If objItem.Class = olMail Then Set objInsp = objItem.GetInspector If objInsp.EditorType = olEditorWord Then Set objDoc = objInsp.WordEditor ' This applies to pictures For Each oILShp In objDoc.InlineShapes With oILShp With .Line .Visible = True .Style = msoLineSingle .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(255, 140, 0) .Weight = 2.25 End With With .Shadow .Style = msoShadowStyleOuterShadow .Size = 100 .Type = msoShadow2 .Transparency = 0.8 .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(0, 0, 128) End With End With Next End If End If End If Set objItem = Nothing Set objWord = Nothing Set objInsp = Nothing End Sub
How to use the macros on this page
First: You need to have macro security set to the lowest setting, Enable all macros during testing. The macros will not work with the top two options that disable all macros or unsigned macros. You could choose the option Notification for all macros, then accept it each time you restart Outlook, however, because it's somewhat hard to sneak macros into Outlook (unlike in Word and Excel), allowing all macros is safe, especially during the testing phase. You can sign the macro when it is finished and change the macro security to notify.
To check your macro security in Outlook 2010 and newer, go to File, Options, Trust Center and open Trust Center Settings, and change the Macro Settings. In Outlook 2007 and older, look at Tools, Macro Security.
After you test the macro and see that it works, you can either leave macro security set to low or sign the macro.
The macros on this page should be placed in a module.
Open the VBA Editor by pressing Alt+F11 on your keyboard.
To put the code in a module:
- Right click on Project1 and choose Insert > Module
- Copy and paste the macro into the new module.
Set a reference to other Object Libraries
If you receive a "User-defined type not defined" error, you need to set a reference to another object library.
- Go to Tools, References menu.
- Locate the object library in the list and add a check mark to it. (Word and Excel object libraries version numbers will match Outlook's version number.)
More information as well as screenshots are at How to use the VBA Editor