Managing Details Templates
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-31
Details templates control the appearance of the object properties that are accessed by using address lists in MAPI 32-bit client applications, such as Microsoft Outlook. For example, when a user opens an address list in Outlook, the properties of the recipients in that address list are presented as defined by the details template that exists in your Exchange organization. The following figure illustrates the properties of the recipient Kim Akers as it appears in Outlook 2007. Using the Details Templates Editor in Exchange 2007, you can modify the organization of and content within the various objects that appear on this property page.
In the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Exchange 2007, you must add the Details Templates Editor snap-in to a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) before you can perform any other details template management tasks. For detailed instructions, see How to Add the Details Templates Editor to the Microsoft Management Console.
In Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you can access the Details Templates Editor from Toolbox node in the Exchange Management Console.
This section describes the user interface elements in the Details Templates Editor.
- Toolbox pane The toolbox pane appears at the far left of the Details Templates Editor. Drag objects from the toolbox pane to the designer pane. You can add the following elements to the template:
Edit text box
Multivalued drop-down box
Multivalued list box
Note: Not all of the elements are available for all template types.
- Check box
- Designer pane The designer pane appears in the middle of the Details Templates Editor. In the designer pane, you can design the template to meet your organization's specifications. Select an item and edit the object's properties in the properties pane. In addition, you can move or resize objects in the template. To delete an object, select the object, and then press DELETE on your keyboard. To save your changes, from the File menu, click Save.
- Properties pane The properties pane appears at the far right of the Details Templates Editor. Use the properties pane to edit the properties of an object on the designer pane. For example, you can change the text, height, width, or position of an object.
This section lists the management tasks that you can perform within the Details Templates Editor and includes links to topics that will help you complete the task.
- How to Add the Details Templates Editor to the Microsoft Management Console
The Details Templates Editor is an MMC snap-in. In the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Exchange 2007, you must add the Details Templates Editor snap-in to an MMC before you can perform any other details template management tasks. In Exchange 2007 SP1, you can access the Details Templates Editor from the Toolbox node in the Exchange Management Console.
You cannot perform this procedure by using the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell. You must use the Details Templates Editor.
- How to Customize the Details Template
You can use the default details template or you can customize the template to better suit the needs of your users. You can use the Details Templates Editor to customize the following Outlook objects:
The following languages are supported: Arabic, Basque, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
- How to Restore a Details Template to the Default Configuration
The Details Templates Editor does not contain an Undo button, nor can you use a keyboard shortcut to undo an action. If you want to undo changes after you have saved, you can restore the template. When you restore a template, all customization is lost, and the template is restored to its original configuration.