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Posted on 2011-03-11
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Hi all

Is therey anybody who knows how to :
- create a Outlook form that can only be opened with Word as emaileditor
- create a macro that opens Word as emaileditor by default when replying or forwarding an email

Your help is very much appreciated

Best regards

Stefan
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I think this will be usefull for you.

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/messagetemplates.htm
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by:David Lee
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Hi, Stefan.

What version of Outlook will you be using this with?
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To BlueDevilFan

we are using Outlook 2003.
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Wouldn't it just be easier to use a group policy that forces everyone to use Word as the email editor?  Or is your intent to force people you send to outside of your business/organization to use Word?
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by:stefanbonnarens
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Hi BlueDevilFan

I am an IT helpdesk employee and our client just forced the policy to NOT use Word as emaileditor.
A lot of customers complained about this and we want to offer them a workaround:
For new mail messages we were able to go to the Actions tab of Outlook and choose New Mail message using Microsoft Word 2003 (HTML)
Unfortunately this does not work for replies and forwards. So therefore i would like to create a form or a macro to make this possible

Regards

Stefan
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Hi, Stefan.

If the client pushed the policy to block the use of Word as the editor, then they must not want staff to use it.  It seems like a bad idea to circumvent their intent.  Maybe I'm misunderstanding though.

The choice of which editor Outlook uses is to the best of my knowledge a global Outlook setting that can't be changed on a per message basis.  I don't have a computer with 2003 anymore so I'm unable to confirm that.  I suppose you could try changing the registry setting that controls the editor choice on the fly, but I'm not sure that's practical.  It'd mean having to write code to trap opening messages in order to detect that the user has chosen to reply to or forward a message.  The alternative would be to use a custom form with the code in it.  That might work okay within an organization, but it can be problematic when messages go outside.  It'd also mean having to change the default message form setting on every computer.  That seems like a lot more trouble than it's worth.

I'd consider talking to the client about the choice to block Word as the editor.  If they every upgrade to a newer version of Outlook, then they're going to have Word as the editor and that cannot be turned off.  It is the only editor in Outlook 2007 and later.
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Hi all

IN the meantime our client stopped this policy.
No need for a form /macro anymore

Thanks

Stefan
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