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    Outlook 2003 and Word XP as the mail editor (Outlook 2003)

    I have searced the General postings for Office 2003 and couldn't find a answer. Does anyone know how to get Outlook 2003 use Word XP as it's mail editor? We will be upgrading to Outlook 2003 but not the rest of the office suite. When you go to select Word as a mail editor the area is grayed out.

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    Re: Outlook 2003 and Word XP as the mail editor (Outlook 2003)

    I think that you can NOT as for the enhancements that were made to Outlook, it requires Word 2003.
    But I have been wrong before.

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    Re: Outlook 2003 and Word XP as the mail editor (Outlook 2003)

    We are also looking at deploying Outlook 2003 with Office XP and I can confirm that you cannot use WordMail until you do upgrade to Word 2003. We are a few months off deployment as we are doing a Groupwise/Exchange migration at he same time!! Interested to hear how you get on and if you find any other hooks!
    This might help...
    Installing Outlook 2003 Before Office 2003 http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen.../oe_outa02.mspx

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    Re: Outlook 2003 and Word XP as the mail editor (Outlook 2003)

    Found another issue with Outlook 2003 and Word XP, you can't, from Word send the document as an attachment. Thanks for pointing me to MS site with the info on deploying it. It doens't note this part of the two note playing well together, but other than that quirk all seems to be going ok, can't wait to see what happens with Email merges.

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    Re: Outlook 2003 and Word XP as the mail editor (Outlook 2003)

    Interesting that they don't mention this hook, what elae have they forgotten to mention! When you say you "can't" send, do you get an error or is the option greyed out or missing. Also does the same thing happen in Excel?

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    Re: Outlook 2003 and Word XP as the mail editor (Outlook 2003)

    The option is greyed out. I can still send a spread sheet though from excel XP.

    Good luck, there is a strong chance that because of the Word issues we may just upgrade to the full office suite 2003

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    Re: Outlook 2003 and Word XP as the mail editor (Outlook 2003)

    "that because of the Word issues we may just upgrade to the full office suite 2003"

    .....as Bill Gates rubs his hands together and while <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> says to his people...."Well done...."
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    Re: Outlook 2003 and Word XP as the mail editor (Outlook 2003)

    HMMMMM..... Not sure if we want to do that just yet. Interestingly I found another copy of the documentation I sent you a link to before BUT this one is at a different location and has the following section in it that isn't in the otherwise identical copy!

    "Note Installing Outlook 2003 without Office 2003 limits Outlook functionality in the following ways:
    Users cannot use WordMail as their Outlook editor.
    Users cannot use the MailMerge feature.
    The File | Send to | Mail Recipient capability is not available. "


    http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2003/t.../ch8/OutC05.htm

    compared to

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen.../oe_outd01.mspx


    How frustrating that if I hadn't been communicating with you, I wouldn't have know about this unless I had held my tongue the right way when searching the microsoft website!

    Belinda

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