Instructions and Tutorials for Using 
Diana's Stationery


Table of Contents

General Instructions for using OE
How to Download in EXE Format
How to Download in ZIP Format
How to Download in EML Format
How to Download Midis
How to Insert Midis in OE
How to Custom Color the Font in OE 
How to Adjust the Margin in your Email
How to Insert a graphic into OE Email

Special Instructions for Incredimail Users
Tutorial for Basic Side Border Stationery using Registered Mokum Mail
Special Offer of Personalized Stationery to First Time Users of Mokum Mail




General Instructions for OE

IMPORTANT: In order for your stationery to work properly and for your text to be in the correct position, you must access it by the following method. Open Outlook Express and go to your stationery folder (click on the drop down arrow on the "create mail" button, and then click on "select stationery") and browse to the appropriate file.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have your Outlook Express program properly configured in order for the graphics in the stationeries to be seen.
To do this - open the main window in OE and go to "
Tools", "Options", "Send". Down towards the bottom of the window where it says "Mail Sending Format", click on the "HTML Settings" button. Be sure the "Send pictures with messages" option is checked.

Other common causes of problems when using stationery: Having "Hotbar" installed on your computer. Renaming stationery files. Not having both the html file and the jpeg file in the same folder. Not using the "Create Mail" dropdown arrow to select and make a new stationery.


How to download stationery in the "exe" format:

You do not need any special software to download an executable file. The stationery files will all be automatically put in your Outlook Express stationery folder,
(C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Stationery).
To download an executable file of my stationery, do the following:
Go to the page with the stationery you want.
Click on the "EXE" button to the left of the stationery.
When the download window comes up, click on "open".
When the unzip window comes up, click on "unzip".
After the unzip, click "OK" on the open window.
Then simply open Outlook Express and go to your stationery folder (click on the drop down arrow on the "create mail" button, and then click on "select stationery") and browse to the appropriate file.


How to download stationery in the "zip" format:
First, set up a folder on your hard drive or desktop and call it "downloads".
Then left click on the zip download button (to the right of the desired stationery) and when the file download window appears, check "save this file to disk". Then browse to the folder you have called "downloads".
After the file finishes downloading, go to your downloads folder and click on the zip file and open. (You will need Winzip or similar software for that.)
Winzip will give you an option of where to unzip the file to. The most direct approach is to choose "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Stationery".
If you do not have Winzip, you can download a trial version at

NOTE! Be sure that both the html and jpeg files are in the same folder.


How to download and use EML files in Outlook Express:

First set up a place on your hard drive where you will keep your EML files. Make a folder for this purpose either directly on your hard drive (usually "C") or right on your Desktop. Name the folder whatever you like.

Then to download an EML file, RIGHT CLICK on the EML under the appropriate stationery and choose "Save Target As". In the "Save In" window, browse to the folder you have set up for that purpose and then click on "Save".

To use an EML file, simply open up the folder where you have saved your EML files, and find the name of the stationery you want to use. Then double click on it. It will open as an email in your default email program unless you specify otherwise.

NOTE FOR OE USERS: Be sure and follow the instructions on the stationery for applying your text so that you will not lose the matching font and font color formatting.

How to download Midis from web sites:

First,  make a folder for where you want to put your midis. It can be put anywhere you like on your hard drive, and you can name it anything you want. Or, some people just use the "
My Music" folder under "My Documents". It really doesn't matter. You can also use the "Media" folder under "WINDOWS" on your "C" drive if you wish. The "Media" folder is the default in Outlook Express so you don't have to browse very far to find your midis.

After you decide where you want to keep your midis, go to a Midi site and find a midi that you want. RIGHT click on the midi name and then click "Save target as". A box will pop up and give you a chance to browse to the folder where you want your midi to be put. (Use the "save in" line for that.) When the download is through, just click on OK if necessary. This is the way to do it if you are downloading single midis. If you are downloading a zip file with several midis in it, you should put it in another folder until you can unzip it. Winzip will put it in a default unzipped folder and then you will need to copy and paste the midis into your midi folder.


How to insert a midi into Outlook Express email:

First open your new email message. Then just go to "format", then "background", then "sound". 
Browse to wherever you keep your midi folder and then choose the midi you want.
NOTE! Be sure you select "MIDI files" in the drop-down box that says "files of type".


How to custom color the font in your emails in OE. 

You can do this whether using a stationery or just plain white email background, but you must be in HTML mode - not plain text.

After you have opened up a new email message blank, make sure your cursor is in the BODY of the message. Then click on "Format", "Font".  Next click on the little "A" text button at the lower left of the window that has popped up. This will bring up the color chart and you can choose any color you like.


How to adjust the margin in your email message.

Note: All stationeries from Diana's Stationery already have the margins preset. It is not necessary to change them. I have made the following instructions available in response to requests about how to reset stationery margins from other sites.

In Outlook Express, you can reset or adjust the margin in your email message quite easily. After opening up a new message, click on "View" on the menu bar, and the on "Source Edit". Three tabs will appear at the bottom of your email.

Click on the "Source" tab and then look for MARGIN-LEFT. It will say something like 385px after the words. Highlight the Number and change to whatever margin width you prefer. See example below.

Then click on the "Edit" tab at the bottom and write your message.
NOTE: This adjustment will be for that specific email only. If you open the same stationery again, it will have the default margin unless you change it.


How to Insert a Graphic into OE Email

When you want to add a graphic sig/tag, or a smiley, or an animated gif, or any other jpeg or gif, it is easy to do in an OE email.

In your new email message, be sure to have your cursor placed in the body of the letter where you want the graphic to be, then click on "Insert" and then on "Picture". When the dialog window pops up, browse to the folder where you keep your graphics, and then choose the graphic you want and click "Open" and then "OK".

NOTE: It is best to use either jpeg or gif graphics. Bitmaps can be used but they usually are very large files and "bog down" your email.


If you have any questions or problems, email me.

Diana's Stationery can be found at


Last Update 01/09/2008