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My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I have Outlook 2007 and sometimes either the messages in my Inbox seem to be in html code or when I move from my Junk folder by hitting the "Not Junk" button, the message is moved to my inBox but most of the time all in html code.
is there any way I can hit a button on the taskbar or possibly run a macro to view the message in the normal view.  thank u
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by:David Lee
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What do you mean by "normal view"?  Do you mean you want to view the message in plain text format?  If so, then you can set Outlook to view all messages in plain text format.
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In response to BlueDevilFan, thank u for your response, as there is a process of clicks to view in plain text format, thus I am looking for a one click solution, either by macro or a button on the task bar.
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If you want to view ALL message in plain text, then it's easier to set Outlook to present all messages in plain text rather than having to click a button for each one.  The setting would be a one-time action.  There'd be no need to do it for every message.  On the other hand, if you only want to view SOME messages in plain text, then the macro is the way to go.
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in response to BlueDevilI'am, thank u for your response.  How  do I set to view the messages in either html or text.
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If you want to view all messages in plain text format all the time, then open the Trust Center, go to E-mail Security, and check the option to "Read all standard mail in plain text".

If you want to view some messages in plain text format and others in HTML, then a macro is your best solution.  Here is a macro that will switch a message from HTML format to plain text format.  You can add a shortcut to the macro to the quick action toolbar so you can make the switch at the click of a button.  If you save the message in plain text format, then switching back to HTML format is a problem.  While you can change the format back to HTML, the message won't look the way it did.  In other words, making the switch from HTML to plain text is one way only.  

Sub ViewAsPlainText()
    Dim olkIns As Outlook.Inspector, olkMsg As Outlook.MailItem
    Select Case TypeName(Application.ActiveWindow)
        Case "Explorer"
            Set olkMsg = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection(1)
            olkMsg.Display
            Set olkIns = Application.ActiveInspector
        Case "Inspector"
            Set olkIns = Application.ActiveInspector
    End Select
    olkIns.CurrentItem.BodyFormat = olFormatPlain
End Sub

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thank u everyone for your responses.
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