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    Using Outlook 2003 with Office (H&S Edition) 2007

    I have been using Office Home and Student Edition 2003 that has Outlook 2003. Outlook 2003 uses Word 2003 as the e-mail editor. I have now updated to Office H&S Edition 2007 that does not come with Outlook 2007.

    I still want to use Outlook 2003 and acting on advice obtained elsewhere I left Office 2003 on the machine when 2007 was installed on the assumption that Outlook 2003 would still use Word 2003 as the editor. Not so!

    Despite Word 2003 still being on the machine Oultook 2003 can't find it.

    Are there any workarounds I can use to re-establish the link between Oultook 2003 and Word 2003 after Office 2007 has been installed? <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Using Outlook 2003 with Office (H&S Edition) 2007

    Have you actually launched and used Word 2003 following the installation of 2007? Try this and then try OL2003 again.
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    Re: Using Outlook 2003 with Office (H&S Edition) 2

    Thanks, John. Yes, I did try that. By starting Word 2003 the computer sets the earlier version of Word as the default when you, for example, click on a *.doc file.

    But unfortunately it didn't do anything for Outlook <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>

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    Re: Using Outlook 2003 with Office (H&S Edition) 2

    This forum discusses the same problem and suggests that Word 2007 might have to be uninstalled.
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    Re: Using Outlook 2003 with Office (H&S Edition) 2

    Thanks for the link, John. Sounds like a systemic fault (or feature) in Office 2007.

    Obviously it's not worthwhile uninstalling Office 2007 (and losing all of its new functionality) just to get Word 2003 to operate as the Outlook editor, so I'll just have to put up with it.

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