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    Make word the email editor all the time (WinXP OL 2003)

    Usually when I want to edit and email, outlook open work for me, that's how I have it set up, "use word to edit email messages". However, if I use the File > Send to > Mail recipient (as attachment) from inside Powerpoint, I get a different editor, without the Word functions of ie capitalising the first letter of a sentence etc. This does not always happen, but is disconcerting when I just assume all of Word's helpful gestures. Anyone know what's going on? Thanks Frank

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    Re: Make word the email editor all the time (WinXP OL 2003)

    For reasons nobody understands, Send to | Mail recipient (as attachment) doesn't use Word as e-mail editor in Office 2002 and 2003 (it did in Outlook 2000, and in Outlook 2007 Word is the only e-mail editor). The only workaround I know is
    - Save and close the file you want to send.
    - Switch to Outlook.
    - Start a new e-mail.
    - Attach the file you just saved.

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    Re: Make word the email editor all the time (WinXP OL 2003)

    Thanks Hans, good to know so I can save myself the trouble of worrying about it!

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    Re: Make word the email editor all the time (WinXP OL 2003)

    Aa an alternative to Hans suggestion, you might try this: allow "Send to Mail recipient" to create the message, then in the message Window, click Save, close the message. Then in Outlook, go to your Inbox (NOT Drafts as you might expect), open the message from there, complete it and send it. Does Word fire up as Editor then?
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