Emoticons are representations of an emotion that you would like to express when using Microsoft Office Communicator to chat. Emoticons or smileys are a way to express your mood or an emotion without having to type out words. Importing emoticons into the message body of Communicator is done by making a change to the settings of the program. This will allow the emoticon will be seen when sending a message.
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- Moderately Easy
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Double click the Microsoft Office Communicator icon to open the program.
Click the "Settings" button, which is located in the upper left corner of the program window.
Put a check in the box for "Show Emoticons in instant messages" and click the "Apply" button.
Click a recipient from the user list to display the "Conversation" window. This will start a new session.
Click in the body of the message area. This will set the placement of the cursor for you to type a new message.
Double click the smiley icon on the program window. This will display the "Emoticon" list.
Scroll through the list of emoticons and click the one that you want to use. Click the "OK" button and the emoticon will be added where the cursor is located.
Tips and warnings
- The icon for Microsoft Office Communicator is typically in the right corner of the "System" tray.
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