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Want to track "delete" changes in Outlook XP eMail

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I'm using MS Office XP.  In Outlook, I'm using Word as my editor.  I click "Track Changes" and can type and have my additions show in a different font.  That works great.  However, if I delete part of the original eMail, it is gone.  If I do the same thing in MS Word, that text shows with a "strike through" so I can see it is deleted, but can see what was deleted.  In Outlook, I am unable to figure out how to do the same thing.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Hi HWGuthrie,

May be that is possible in office 2003 with outlook and Word both being 2003 version.

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Are you saying that there is no way around this in Office XP?  And, are you saying that Office 2003 fixes this? Or, are you suggesting I try Office 2003 to see if it fixes it?  
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Will research some more and be back

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>> I click "Track Changes" and can type and have my additions show in a different font.  That works great.

Are you doing this inside outlook while composing email or inside word ?

SR
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Also have you noticed one more thing ?

When inside outlook , you click on NEW to compose a new email message and start typing in the body of the message , the icon representing "Track changes"  (The one with the right-direction arrow with a * mark on the left of it) is not enabled.

Whereas inside word , it is enabled and can be clicked to track changes.

It makes me wonder if this can be accomplished atall in outlook ..

SR
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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  This problem is happening inside Outlook.  I am using MS Word as the editor within Outlook.

Yes, I see the same behavior as you describe.  I do not get the "Track Changes" button when creating a new eMail in Outlook.  But, that may be a different topic.

I get the "Track Changes" button when I open an eMail that was sent to me.  Additions to the eMail are in a different colored font.  Deletions are gone instead of displaying in a strikethrough font.

Does anyone know if there is a way to get the deleted text to display in a strikethrough font when in MS Outlook when MS Word is the editor?
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Thanks for trying, SR.  Since no one else has responded, I'm assuming it cannot be done.  Sending you the points for making the attempt.
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