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    Bug...Word/Outlook (WinXP/ O2003)

    Hi

    Here's an oddity I've come across.

    My mail program is outlook and in Tools-Options-Mail format I got HTML as mail format and "Use W2003 for...messages" checked.
    In Word I have an add-in that is launched from the "Startup" folder set through the Tools-Options-File locations-Startup setting.

    When Word launches as the sole app active, a module "AutoExec" fires and creates a menupoint with my custom toolbar ("my menu")
    If Outlook is already active the menu is not created.

    My guess is that the mail format setting in outlook confilcts with Word and that this setting causes word to start in a hidden background process.
    This in turn would then imply that the AutoExec is not fired since Word is already running, thus my menupoint is not created...

    If I remove the check mark in Outlook everything works just fine. (except that I can't use Word as editor for outlook)

    Has anyone made similar observations?
    - and have you any experience on potential workarounds on this problem?

    TIA
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    RD


    PS: Wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called "brightness," but that doesn't work

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    Re: Bug...Word/Outlook (WinXP/ O2003)

    Either don't use Word as mail editor (that would be my recommendation), or make sure that you always start Word before you start Outlook (not very attractive).

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    Re: Bug...Word/Outlook (WinXP/ O2003)

    Personally, I've never understood why MS insists on making Word the default email editor for Outlook since it isn't needed and, to my mind at least, adds nothing except overhead to the process. Even without Word as the editor, you can still use HTML or rich text formatting in Outlook messages, so what's the point? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
    Charlotte

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