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    Sometimes AutoExec (Word 2000 SP-3)

    I have a Word template which contains an AutoExec module. When I launch Word, the main procedure within the AutoExec module runs UNLESS I have previously launched Outlook. Outlook is set such that it uses Word to edit e-mail messages.

    As a sole user, the cure is obvious to me (launch Word first). However, I plan to launch this add-in across the enterprise and cannot dictate the configuration of Outlook, or the startup sequence on other users' machines.

    Can anyone suggest Word VBA coding which will cause the AutoExec procedure to run when Word is launched by Outlook?

    As always; I stand in awe.
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    Re: Sometimes AutoExec (Word 2000 SP-3)

    Forbid anyone ever to use Word as mail editor in Outlook (you could probably create a policy to that effect) <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Sometimes AutoExec (Word 2000 SP-3)

    Thanks Hans
    I had a feeling that I would receive guidance along those lines. However, I'm certain that your advice is deeper than my problem. Can you give me further insight as to why one should not use Word as the e-mail editor?

    Thanks again for the help.
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    Re: Sometimes AutoExec (Word 2000 SP-3)

    Woody has warned against using Word as mail editor in Outlook as long as I can remember, because it wasn't very stable, especially in older versions of Office, but I must admit that I haven't really thought about it for so long that the specific reasons have become hazy in my mind. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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