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RE: How to set Word as the Editor for Custom Outlook Forms [message #412548] Thu, 04 September 2008 22:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bala
Messages: 24
Registered: August 2006
Junior Member
I have created a Custom form: "AUTO" and changed the reply action properties
to open the form: "AUTO". Additionally do we need to check the mail formats ?

"Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Did you change the settings for the Reply action on the original form, on the
> (Actions) page in design mode, as I suggested?
> --
> Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
> Author of Microsoft Outlook Programming: Jumpstart
> for Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
> http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx
>
>
>
> "Bala" wrote:
>
> > Hi Sue, Thanks for your reply. When I click on new message, the custom form
> > open with Word as editor but the issue is that when I click reply the form
> > "does not open with Word as editor".
> >
> >
> > "Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >
> > > Are you saying that you want the form to use the same form for replies? If
> > > so, you need to make that change to the Reply action on the (Actions) page of
> > > the form. And, of course, the form will need to be published to the
> > > Organizational Forms library.
> > >
> > > "Bala" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Thanks Sue... Word is the editor for a new mail message. But if I try
> > > > replying, Word is not the editor. Can you help.
> > > >
> > > > "Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > In Outlook 2003 or earlier, choose Tools | Options | Mail Format, and set the
> > > > > default message format to Rich Text.
> > > > >
> > > > > Open your form in design mode, and switch to the (Properties) page.Check the
> > > > > box for "Use Microsoft Word as the editor" (or something like that).
> > > > >
> > > > > Publish the form.
> > > > >
> > > > > You can then change the mail format back to the usual default. The modified
> > > > > form, however, will always use rich-text for its message body.
> > > > >
> > > > > "Bala" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > I have created a custom form from the exiting standard forms. However when I
> > > > > > try to use the created form Word is not the Message Editor. Please give me
> > > > > > tips to set Word as the Editor.
RE: How to set Word as the Editor for Custom Outlook Forms [message #415353] Mon, 08 September 2008 02:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bala
Messages: 24
Registered: August 2006
Junior Member
I have incremented the version as 2.1 and the form number as 3 after changing
the the reply action form name. There is no problem in the form when I click
reply. The issue is that Word is not the Editor.


"Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Did you increment the version number and republish the form after you changed
> the Reply action's form to the "AUTO" form? Try again and check the form
> version number of the message to make sure that the new version of the form
> is being loaded.
> --
> Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
> Author of Microsoft Outlook Programming: Jumpstart
> for Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
> http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx
>
>
>
> "Bala" wrote:
>
> > I have created a Custom form: "AUTO" and changed the reply action properties
> > to open the form: "AUTO". Additionally do we need to check the mail formats ?
> >
> > "Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >
> > > Did you change the settings for the Reply action on the original form, on the
> > > (Actions) page in design mode, as I suggested?
> > >
> > > "Bala" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Sue, Thanks for your reply. When I click on new message, the custom form
> > > > open with Word as editor but the issue is that when I click reply the form
> > > > "does not open with Word as editor".
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Are you saying that you want the form to use the same form for replies? If
> > > > > so, you need to make that change to the Reply action on the (Actions) page of
> > > > > the form. And, of course, the form will need to be published to the
> > > > > Organizational Forms library.
> > > > >
> > > > > "Bala" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks Sue... Word is the editor for a new mail message. But if I try
> > > > > > replying, Word is not the editor. Can you help.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > In Outlook 2003 or earlier, choose Tools | Options | Mail Format, and set the
> > > > > > > default message format to Rich Text.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Open your form in design mode, and switch to the (Properties) page.Check the
> > > > > > > box for "Use Microsoft Word as the editor" (or something like that).
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Publish the form.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > You can then change the mail format back to the usual default. The modified
> > > > > > > form, however, will always use rich-text for its message body.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Bala" wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I have created a custom form from the exiting standard forms. However when I
> > > > > > > > try to use the created form Word is not the Message Editor. Please give me
> > > > > > > > tips to set Word as the Editor.
RE: How to set Word as the Editor for Custom Outlook Forms [message #419126] Wed, 17 September 2008 04:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bala
Messages: 24
Registered: August 2006
Junior Member
The following are the steps that I do for setting up a custom form:

Step 1 : Tools>Forms>Custom Form>Design Form>Standard Forms Library> Message

Step 2: When a form opens in design mode,On Properties tab, I check the box"
Always use Microsoft Word as e-mail Editor"

Step 3: On Actions tab, For Action name "Reply" , "Creates Form of type" : M
(Form name that I have given to be published in Personal library).

Step 4: I use the FormSwap.exe to overide the standard form with my Custom
form "M". (IPM.Note.M)

Step 5 : I change the registry using the FormAdmin.reg

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Cu stom Forms]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Cu stom
Forms\Compose]
"IPM.Note" =hex:49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65,2e,4d,0,49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65 ,2e,4d,0
"IPM.Post" =hex:49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65,2e,58,0,49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65 ,2e,58,0
""=hex:30,0

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Cu stom Forms\Read]

"IPM.Note"=hex:49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65,0
"IPM.Post"=hex:49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65,0



Step 6 : When I click on a new mail message, everything works fine. When I
try replying to a mail , the form loads but Word is not the e-mail editor.


"Bala" wrote:

> I have created a custom form from the exiting standard forms. However when I
> try to use the created form Word is not the Message Editor. Please give me
> tips to set Word as the Editor.
RE: How to set Word as the Editor for Custom Outlook Forms [message #419135] Wed, 17 September 2008 05:33 Go to previous message
suemvp
Messages: 18932
Registered: May 2006
Senior Member
I have no idea why that doesn't work. Maybe it has to do with the fact that
registry substitution is involved.

Why not just set Word as the editor in Tools | Options | Mail Format?
--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming:
Jumpstart for Power Users and Administrators
http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?id=54




"Bala" wrote:

> The following are the steps that I do for setting up a custom form:
>
> Step 1 : Tools>Forms>Custom Form>Design Form>Standard Forms Library> Message
>
> Step 2: When a form opens in design mode,On Properties tab, I check the box"
> Always use Microsoft Word as e-mail Editor"
>
> Step 3: On Actions tab, For Action name "Reply" , "Creates Form of type" : M
> (Form name that I have given to be published in Personal library).
>
> Step 4: I use the FormSwap.exe to overide the standard form with my Custom
> form "M". (IPM.Note.M)
>
> Step 5 : I change the registry using the FormAdmin.reg
>
> REGEDIT4
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Cu stom Forms]
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Cu stom
> Forms\Compose]
> "IPM.Note" =hex:49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65,2e,4d,0,49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65 ,2e,4d,0
> "IPM.Post" =hex:49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65,2e,58,0,49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65 ,2e,58,0
> ""=hex:30,0
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Cu stom Forms\Read]
>
> "IPM.Note"=hex:49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65,0
> "IPM.Post"=hex:49,50,4d,2e,4e,6f,74,65,0
>
>
>
> Step 6 : When I click on a new mail message, everything works fine. When I
> try replying to a mail , the form loads but Word is not the e-mail editor.
>
>
> "Bala" wrote:
>
> > I have created a custom form from the exiting standard forms. However when I
> > try to use the created form Word is not the Message Editor. Please give me
> > tips to set Word as the Editor.
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