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Problem with a marquee in a signature when using Word 2003 as email editor

Posted on 2006-07-21
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I use Outlook 2003, and I have Word 2003 set as the email editor.
I made a simple signature file, which contains only "<marquee>test</marquee>", and I saved it in the signature directory.
When I try to send an email to myself using that signature, when I receive the email I don't see any text and when I select the "View Source" option, it looks as if the <marquee> tag and everything in it got stripped from the email.

If I use the bulit-in email editor instead of Word the signature works fine, and the recipient sees it fine.
The stange thing is, if I send the email to myself using the built-in email editor, I can switch back to using Word as the email editor and reply to the message I sent myself, and the original <marquee> tag is still there and works like it should.

I've tried this on two different computers, to be sure it is not just some strange configuration problem.
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war1 earned 350 total points
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Greetings, dhquest !

Try to create the Signature in MS Word, and save it.  Now try using the signature.

If no joy, the problem is with using MS Word as editor.  MS Word and Outlook sometimes do not integrate will together.  Unselecting MS Word as editor has fixed many problems, including the one that you see.

Best wishes!
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by:dhquest
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I thought of trying that, but I couldn't find any way to make a marquee in Word.
I've even tried saving a test email with a working marquee as an .htm file and using that as a signature, but I have the same problem as before.
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by:war1
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Disable MS Word as editor. Now test.
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With Word as the editor disabled the signature works fine, I was just hoping there would be a work around for this problem, because some of my co-workers really rely on Word's "spell check as you type" feature.a
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