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How do I specify a path to Winword in order to use Word as email editor in Outlook 2000.  It can't find the program, and it's listed as WinWord.exe.

Thanks,
Dave
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by:PuterWiz
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Dave.  to set word as your default email editor, simply go to tools, options, mail format tab, put a check mark in the first box that states to use word as email editor.

The default install path for winword.exe is c:\program files\microsoft office\office\winword.exe

Hope this helps.
Todd
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by:davebon
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Thanks Todd.

The problem I have is that Outlook comes back and says that Word is busy or cannot be found.  I checked the path and winword is in the default path.  Word opens fine, this must be a deeper problem.

Thanks,
Dave
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PuterWiz earned 200 total points
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Dave.  I found this info.

SYMPTOMS
When attempting to use Microsoft Word to edit e-mail messages in Microsoft Outlook, you may receive the following error message:
Word is either busy or cannot be found.
Other OLE functions may not be affected.

CAUSE
One cause for this error is the use of an "@" character in the name of the computer.

RESOLUTION
Remove the @ character from the name of the computer.

Hope this helps
Todd
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by:davebon
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Any idea where to apply this solution?  I'm a pretty expert user, but I don't see where to remove the @ symbol.

Many thanks,
Dave
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by:PuterWiz
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Dave.  If you're using Windows XP, right click your My Computer icon on the desk top, select properties, select computer name tab and click on change.  You'll find it there.


Todd
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by:davebon
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Hi Todd,
I just tried to use Word as the email editor and it seems
that the tech's have finally gotten to it and it works.  
Many thanks for your lookup help -- hopefully I can return
the favor sometime.

Many Thanks,
Dave
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by:ndenny
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Any clue to what the techs came up for a solution?
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