could not find an editor for h . files (Outlook 2003 in Windows 7)

I'm trying to (advance edit) a signature in Outlook 2003. It was all working fine when using XP but I'm now using Windows 7 and it keeps coming up with the error message - could not find an editor for h (.) files.

I have tried using fixes that relate to Vista but it still doesn't allow me to add images.

Any fixes for this?
Wat_61Asked:
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senadCommented:
h . files .... what are they ?
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Wat_61Author Commented:
I have no idea! But it was the same eroor message that occured for Vista but none of those fixes seem to work.
The error message gives the full stop . inside brackets so it looks like this:

could not find an editor for H (.)
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Wat_61Author Commented:
In the interests of anyone searching for a solution in the future I have listed what happened......
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SUGGESTION - Open a New Message in Outlook. In the Menu Bar that includes Send on the left side, there should be an Options button. Click on the arrow button located just to the right of the Options button. Click on the Email Signature button. You can create a new email signature right there by block copying it in from the outside.
RESULT - no arrow and no signature button on options

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SUGGESTION - Go to your Internet options (either through IE or Control Panel), go to the programs tab, and change HTML Editing from Microsoft Office Word to notepad. Notepad will now launch when you click the advanced editing feature.

RESULT - same error message

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SUGGESTION - In my case switch to e.g. Microsoft Office Publisher, using it for advanced edit of the signature, switch back to MS Office word 2003 works.
RESULT - tried this - same error

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SUGGESTION - Did that not work for you?  The key is to build your signature outside of Outlook and block copy it into the "Email Signature" box within Outlook.
RESULT - by creating the signature in the preferred program (in this case FrontPage) and then pasting it in to the box used to create signatures works fine!

Thanks for your help Senad.
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RobertCommented:
My experience, today (March 12, 2018):

SUGGESTION - The key is to build your signature outside of Outlook and block copy it into the "Email Signature" box within Outlook.

That is, create a new email, click on the down arrow in the menu for Options and choose Signature and create a new one with the block copy.  Insert Image worked for me, to get the right image into the signature.  Not pretty, not straightforward, but it worked.

Would be nice to have a fix for the error itself.
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