Windows Mail and Snipping Tool

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Ken Triebold, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Ken Triebold

    Ken Triebold Guest

    My question is with regard to inserting a "Snip" into Windows Mail.

    If I use the snipping tool to snip a portion of text or image, it then
    becomes copied to the clipboard. I can use the "Send to Email Recipient"
    tool on snip to open a new email message with the snip inserted in the blank
    body of the message. This all works fine, but I would like to do something a
    little different and it doesn't seem to work. Let me describe what I would
    like to do.

    I would like to start an email message and proceed with entering some text
    in the body of the message. Then I would like to use the Snip tool to snip
    something and use "Paste" or Ctrl-v to insert that snip into the body of my
    message. It would seem to me that this should work because the act of
    snipping something copies it to the clipboard. However, when I try to paste
    the snip into my email message, nothing happens. I have the option checked
    for "Always copy snips to the Clipboard", and I have even tried doing Edit,
    Copy of my snip but that doesn't help either.

    Am I doing something wrong, or is this just the way snip works?
    Ken Triebold, Feb 22, 2008
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  2. Ken Triebold

    Dave Guest

    You can't paste graphics into Windows Mail, only text.
    You can paste graphics into the newer Windows Live Mail, which has more
    features, and works better.
    Dave, Feb 22, 2008
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  3. You can save the Snip and then insert the picture into your e-mail or reply.
    Margaret Gulmi, Feb 22, 2008
  4. Ken Triebold

    Ken Triebold Guest

    Margaret, I just tried your suggestion. I made a snip, then saved it as a
    ..jpg file. Then I started a new email and entered some text, then tried
    Insert, Picture, but couldn't do it because the "Picture" command was grayed
    out. Did I do this right?
    Ken Triebold, Feb 22, 2008
  5. Ken Triebold

    Guest Guest

    Did you close the snipping tool before trying to attach the picture?
    Windows Mail has problems attaching files that are open in some
    other program.
    Guest, Feb 22, 2008
  6. Ken Triebold

    Ken Triebold Guest

    Yes, I closed the snipping tool before trying to insert (not attach) this
    picture. I know I can attach a file to an email, but that is not what I am
    trying to do. I am trying to insert the actual snip into the body of the

    I can understand that this may not be possible as Dave explained, but then
    again if it is not possible, why does it insert a picture in the body if I
    use the "Send to email Recipient" tool on snip?
    Ken Triebold, Feb 22, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    If you compose a HTML message, then the "Insert Picture" option will work.
    Still can't paste.
    Dave, Feb 22, 2008
  8. Make sure you are composing in HTML, not plain text.
    Also, go to Tools, Options, Send, HTML Settings, and make sure
    that "Send pictures with messages" is checked.
    Gary VanderMolen, Feb 22, 2008
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