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Help with Word-based application (Word 2003, Outlook 2003) on macro error

Question: Help with Word-based application (Word 2003, Outlook 2003) on macro error

Hello, I just recently started receiving an error when trying to create a new email message, new document, etc through a word-based application such as Outlook and Word 2003. The error I was receiving:

The function you are attempting to run contains macro or content that requires macro language support. When the software was installed, you (or your administrator) chose not to install support for macros or controls.

Please note that this error just flared up recently and I have using these programs for a good 3 months without receiving this error. I have tried installing all the macro features in Word. I have also tried turning down the macro security levels to low. Thank you for your time!

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I am having issues with Word and Outlook 2003. I just upgraded them from 2000 and now I am running into a couple of issues. Help!

Microsoft Word 2003
- Can't highlight or select an area on my Word page with my mouse. I can use my keyboard, but that becomes quite annoying as you can imagine.

Microsoft Outlook 2003
- Can't highlight or select an area on my page with my mouse. I can use my keyboard, but that becomes quite annoying as you can imagine.
- Can't open Word document attachments only. I can open excel, pdf, etc..., but not Word.

I have restarted my pc, reinstalled office 2003, erased the profile, removed the 11.0\Word\Data registry and no luck. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Can't highlight in Word 2003 and Outlook 2003. Can't open Word 2003 attachments.

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i have the hardest time trying to get the formatting in otlook 2003 right; basically, i need to send a press release so i draft a cover letter ; after that, i paste the press release (in word 2003) into outlook; it looks fine before sending but when i send it to myself (both in oe and outlook), the received mail's format doesnt look quite the same as what was sent

ie. some paragraphs are underlined and i cant seem to get rid of it; i tried the reveal code to figure out where the underline came from but no luck so far

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Ho can i do this any ideas

Answer:Reading addresses in Word 2003 from Outlook 2003

A lot more explanation please!

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I originally posted this question on November 3, 2010 in the Email section and in spite of many views, there were no replies. That is when I thought I might be going about asking the question the wrong way.

Windows XP - SP3 Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook 2003

I use Word as my email editor for Outlook. I had had a problem or two awhile back and I used the Detect and Repair Function that comes with Outlook 2003. Problems cleared up HOWEVER I got a new and IMHO worse problem: my emails that are advertisements like Newegg, TigerDirect, Overstock, etc. are fine but anything else that is actually text that is sent to me comes in very, very small and I can not find a way to change it. I have looked everywhere in Outlook; Microsoft online, and Google. Sample attached.

I can't find it and it is driving me crazy. If anyone could help, I'd sincerely appreciate it!

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Word 2003 used as email editor for Outlook 2003

Hi and welcome to TSG.

From the main Outlook Mail screen, try ...

Tools ->
Options ->
Mail Format Tab ->
"Fonts ..." button in Stationery and Fonts section ->
"Choose Font ..." button under "When composing and reading plain text"

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This appears to be a common problem, with many solutions, though I have yet to find one that works for me. When using Outlook 2003 with Word 2003 set to be the email editor, Word opens and works fine to CREATE a new email. However, when trying to REPLY TO or FORWARD an email, I get the error message "Microsoft Word is set to be your email editor. However, Word is unavailable, not installed, or is not the same version as Outlook. The outlook email editor will be used instead...," and when I click OK to that message the native Outlook email editor opens. Word 2003 worked fine with Outlook 2003 replying to or forwarding emails till this morning, but the behavior described above now applies. The OS, by the way, is Windows 10. I have tried to both "repair" and "reinstall" the 2003 Office 2003 suite, both to no avail. Would appreciate a much needed solution to this puzzle.

Answer:Outlook 2003 Can't Use Word 2003 As Email Editor

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For the past two weeks I have noticed that hyperlinks placed in email I am sending are being stripped by Outlook. I use Word 2003 as the email editor. I can write an email, insert (or have automatically convered) emails but if I either send or save those emails, the hyperlinks are removed. The problem does not occur if I use Outlook's email editor.

I have made no setting changes on my system, except moving from XPSP2 beta to XPSP2 Final.

Answer:Word 2003 hyperlinks stripped in Outlook 2003

Security by MS turned on by default in the final version.

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Having an issue with one of my end users (Windows XP SP2, Office 2003 SP2) when he is replying to a certain e-mail account (it is a Yahoo e-mail address). When replying he receives the "Microsoft word is set to be your e-mail editor. However, Word is unavailable, not installed, or is not the same version as Outlook. The Outlook e-mail editor will be used instead." error. At this point he can select OK and reply to teh message. When looking at his Outlook editor settings the "use Microsoft Word 2003" box has been automatically unchecked. He is able to re-check the box and use Word for all other e-mails. Another strange thing is this does not happen on every e-mail from this Yahoo account, only certain ones.

I had one other user in the past with this same issue (except it was a hotmail address he was having issues with) and I ended up building a new machine for him (he had some other problems with his pc as well) and the issue was resolved.

I have read through multiple threads on various sites and no solutions have resolved the issue. A few of the things I have found in various threads that I have tried that have not worked:

Re-registering the ole32.dll file
Creating a new Outlook profile
Running scan.pst on his .pst file
Changing various security settings
Repairing Outlook
Uninstalling and then re-installing Outlook

If anyone has any other ideas please let me know. If I can't find a solution that works I will just re-image another machine ... Read more

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Word Is Not Installed Error

Same issue. Have to go back to the user to see if it is one email domain that is causing this.

Question: Does your user also find that Word runs with the hourglass popping up *very* frequently?

One idea from another forum: Did you try to confirm in Word that it is set to same compatibility level as outlook (i.e. both 2003)? TOOLS -- OPTIONS -- COMPATIBILITY tab.

One other "idea:" I know my user loves HTML signatures and was getting Active X warnings for a while. Though no change in Active X settings appears to have preceded this user's error, I suspect it may be contributing....

User info
Win XP SP3
Office 2003 SP3

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Hi, I have installed Office 2003 on my laptop and defaulted it to English UK Dictionaries. Problem occurs when I am spellchecking an email, it always spellschecks with the US dictionary and there is no UK dictionary in the drop down menu for me to select. I have word as my email editor and have double checked all dictionaries and they all say UK. Anyone with any suggestions?


Answer:Outlook Word 2003 US Dictionary Error

Hi parabollis,

This may point you in the right direction.

Having set WORD as your email editor in OUTLOOK, it should be using Language and Dictionary settings from WORD.

(For OUTLOOK see Tools / Options / Spelling).

The default dictionary used by WORD is based on your Language setting (Tools / Language e.g. if you specify French then it will be looking for a Dictionary that has French as it's language).
(Don't confuse this with the Custom Dictionary setting).
Also, just because a Dictionary is called something doesn't mean that that is the language used although you'd expect that naming something as US English would mean that.

So, first thing to check is your Language setting a) for WORD and b) against your Dictionaries.


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Hi. Operating system is windows xp. Using word 2003. Question:I am attempting to open a document (that has been unzipped with winzip) that has a macro (I assume) that was created by another person. I can open the document, but the macro won't work in it. I get a message that asks me to activate or not activate macros. For example, I am opening a document created by someone else so I can type a clinic note for a patient. When the document opens, the top has a category that says Clinic/hospital =. After the equal it should say the name of the clinic. All I see is {document property/company name/*mergeformat} . I can see the actual information if I click on print preview or if I actually print out the document, but I want to be able to see it on my screen. I have clicked on view normal, print layout, and reading layout, but that doesn't help. Any suggestions. I am thinking it is a setting when word was configured, but its making me crazy...Thanks for the help...
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Answer:macro help for word 2003

It sounds like your security settings in Word may be set to HIGH, go to the TOOLS menu and select Macro>Security. make sure Medium or LOW is selected.

Medium will ask you to ENABLE macros whenever a book with macro's is opened and LOW will not ask you. High will Prevent them from working.

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We have a word template that we want to stick out there for a bunch of Doctors to use. We have created a Macro that will allow them to enter their information and print then close without saving..this allows different doctors to use the same template each time. However, we can not put it on the 6 pc's we have in "All Users" "Desktops" and have it work properly because it comes up that the Macros have been disabled. We need to make this document available to everyone to use but still have our controls in place..How can we make this Macro work properly regradless of who logs on to that pc?

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I am trying to write a macro for MS Word 2003 to add a new row to an existing table. This table contains a column row (each column contains a heading) and one row below it. This row contains drop down menus for three of the columns in the row.

I would like a button on word. When this button is pressed, it adds another row below the existing row with the same drop down menu's appearing for the same columns. I would also like a button for formatting the text. When this button is pressed, it formats the text in the table rows to Arial 10 (excludes the columns with the drop down menu's) Anyway this can be done besides recording the macro which doesn't produce the desirable result?

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I sure hope you can help. I have exhausted a lot of energy trying to fix this error .. about ready to load my double-barrel ...

When I go to reply to an email in Outlook 2003, I get this error:

Now I WANT to use Word as my editor, so I am trying to determine what is doing this. Here are some things I've done so far:

1) Installed SP1 for Office 2003
2) Removed the file and had Word create a new default template (usually found in C:\Documents and Settings\%Profile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates)
3) Removed any Templates that load with Word (usually found in C:\Documents and Settings\%Profile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP
4) Removed "winword.doc" and "winword2.doc" found in C:\Documents and Settings\%Profile%\Templates

No success so far. My software specs are:

Windows XP Professional, SP2
Office 2003, SP1


Answer:Outlook 2003 and Word as email editor error

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Whenever I e-mail a Word document in Outlook 2003, it changes the format. I have several options, but if I choose mail recipient. The format changes. Is there anyway to correct this?


Answer:Word 2003 format in Outlook 2003

You talking about this?

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know the easiest way of adding a macro button to a Word document, which will insert a specific word or line of text when clicked?

I have a table in Word 2003, which I need to update with information regularly. The final column just has the word(s) "Activity Complete" or "Work Ongoing" in each cell, but it's annoying having to type this every time, or copy and paste it. Ideally, I would like a button for each, which I can just click and the text will be inserted wherever my cursor is.

I am presuming some sort of VB code is required, as I've tried to set up a macro using the record procedure but it didn't work.

Can anyone help me with this? I don't really have any experience of writing VB code so I don't know where to start!

Thanks in advance!

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Im trying to create a Word 2003 macro that will search for "AM^p" or "PM^p" in a document. If found, I would like it to select that entire line, and apply the bold and underline attributes. I would like it to continue doing this to the end of document. Im not sure how to do this.

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Can any help with getting a macro to detect when a word document has been changed?

I am trying to automate the publishing and revision process of reports, made using Word 2003 . I have a 'publish' button on a bespoke tool bar which makes a copy 'read only' file incorporating the date and revison letter in to the file name and prints a pdf copy (although the user has to complete the pdf process). I then want to detect when the document has been changed, so that a watermark is added indicating that the document have been altered but not yet issued.

I can get macros working to ensure 'track changes' is turned on and off as appropriate and create the appropiate watermark is added but I can not get a reliable means of detecting, within a macro, if changes have been made since the last publication (or last saved would do). I tried putting a 'DOCPROPERTY Bytes ' field in the document and reading that in to the macro but that did not detect when, for example, when a 1 became a 2.

Any ideas how I can access the variable Word uses to show the "Save Changes" box when closing a changed document?

Many thanks


Answer:Word 2003: Macro to Detect Changes

I'm not good with Word VBA at all, but would it be possible to have the first edit add the watermark, and then have the publish button remove it? I couldn't tell you how to do that, but it's just a thought, you seem to have a grasp of VBA above my own. Good Luck!

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Using XP OS, Word 2003 here,

Bascially I'm taking reports from Access (2003) and exporting to word. When I do this, they always look like the attatched document.

Basically I want it to not look so darn ugly with giant gaps between paragraphs and a crapload of new lines at the end of every line.

Any ideas?

Answer:Word Macro Office 2003

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I'm running Word 2003 under Windows XP on an old hand-me-down Dell Inspiron 1000 laptop.

This morning I decided to experiment and try to record a macro in Word 2003. To my surprise the macro worked on the first try.

So then I wanted to back up the macro to a flash drive. I thought the instructions told me that my macros would be saved in a file named

But when I searched for that file on my hard drive, the only one that turned up said it was "modified" on March 19, 2014. Well, today is March 20, 2015, so that file was last modified a year ago. So, I'm trying to figure out where my new macro is stored so I can make a back-up copy of the file.

Answer:Where is my Word 2003 Macro stored?

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I have looked but am on a limited time frame at the moment.

If anyone could lend a hand with a macro line to make the macro do a hanging indent I would appreciate it.

I need the macro output to look like this.

As per the comprehensive medical history form.

As per the comprehensive medical history form.

as opposed to this:

As per the comprehensive medical history form.

As per the comprehensive medical history form.

I know I am missing something simple but when I make the macro it end up looking like like this even after recording it.

As per the comprehensive medical history form.

As per the comprehensive medical history form.

I know it is a simple command but am just.. stuck at the moment.

Answer:Macro support for Word 2003

I did not see a hanging indent in the document? Are you trying to do a hanging indent across the whole document? Are you using styles at the moment or not?

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I have this logic with me and looking to get word macro programmed out of it, but as non programming knowledge it seems out of reach....

Here is the logic

Find a digit within [] (any number of digits)
Copy what is inside of [] and store that as a Temp value
A=temp x 2
B= A-1
KINDLY suggest

Answer:word 2003 macro help required

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Was wondering if anyone could offer a bit of help on this one - it's been a while since I've worked on macros and I'm struggling to find anything close to this online.

I've got a whole bunch of documents that contain text strings, such as ~[name], ~[gender] etc. These letters are being migrated to a new system that uses MS Word mail merge and as such, I need to convert these from just text place holders into Mail Merge fields. Macroing turning the document into a MM is easy, but it's the replacement I'm having an issue with. They map across to different things so I appreciate I'd have to set what each one would map to, but I'm having trouble since Find and Replace won't insert mail merge fields.

So for instance, I might want to replace all instances of ~[gender] in document with a proper mailmege field of <<sex>>, and then repeat that for 30 or 40 other fields in the letters.

I appreciate this is a bit of an ask, but if anyone has a sec I'd really appreciate it


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I am looking to prepare a report comprised of docuemnts sent to various units of the business. All units were instructed to use 'Track Changes' in Word, and I would now like create a Macro that will only reject changes the correspond to formatting (ex. font size, spacing, etc.).

I have a macro that was created previously for similar documents, but was not properly tested on documents that had a large number of changes. Now running the macro with documents completely freezes the file and does not execute as desired. Here is the macro currently being used:

Sub FmtChanges()
Dim revFmtRev As Revision
For Each revFmtRev In ActiveDocument.Revisions
If revFmtRev.FormatDescription <> "" Then
End If
End Sub

Since there are many documents and they are all quite long (some exceed 200 pages), it would save a ton of time to use a macro such as this to complete the task.

Thanks a lot for any help you can provide!


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We have recently created a standard complany letter with macros to provide list boxes for our names, job titles etc. We have got the standard company address etc. locked to prevent them from being changed by users and to allow us to tab through the document to the list boxes and editable areas.

The problem is that we can't seem to be able to run a spell check on the document whilst it is locked. Is this unavoidable or is there some way around it? The person who created the document is new to macros so she has not guaranteed that she hasn't done something wrong when creating it.

Any ideas?

Answer:Word 2003: Macro Spell Check


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I currently have about 30,000 lines of macros. Occasionally the people I work for want an updated list of all the macros in that file (most are user specific) so that they know what macros they have and if then need a different one or edit a current one.

What have been looking for is a way to print the names of the macros only, and not the entire marco file/code.

the first macro looks something like this..

Sub hinj()
' hinj Macro
' Dr. H's Corticosteroid Injection
Selection.TypeText Text:= _
Selection.TypeText Text:= _
"The patient's * was injected with."
end sub

(cut short for brevity)

then the next macro, and so on and so forth.

What i have been looking for is a way to print a list of the macros but not the macro themselves.

IE.. I wold like it to print out...

hinj Macro
Dr. H's Corticosteroid Injection

Dr. H's Hyalgan Macro

Dr. H's Supartz Macro.

so on and so forth with all 375 macros printed.

Is there a way to do this? I would be most appreciative for any clue as to how to do this.

Answer:Microsoft Word 2003 macro print


Is this not possible?

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I think I got it wrong first time around, so now I am trying again.

It is the first time I am trying to post something... I thought I was a member not a visitor...

There is a closed forum (Business applications archives)

Which almost has the solution to my problem except that the problem solved was making a macro run just before saving and I want to make a macro run just before printing.

I tried what I thought was obvious (changing App_DocumentBeforeSave to App_DocumentPrintBefore) but I get an error message: "Compile error: Procedure declaration does not match description of event or procedure having the same name".

But I cannot see what else to change... I thought Rollin_Again could probably help as he solved the original problem. His "before saving" example works fine for me.

Thanks for any help possible and sorry if this message is not in the right place.

Answer:How to get a Word 2003 macro to fire just before printing

I wouldn't listen to a word this "Rollin_Again" fella says, he sounds a bit shady to me

Just follow the same instruction I posted in the previous thread but replace the code in the class module with the code below. The DocumentBeforeSave procedure has an extra argument that is not needed with the DocumentBeforePrint event.
Public WithEvents App As Word.Application

Private Sub App_DocumentBeforePrint(ByVal Doc As Document, Cancel As Boolean)


End Sub

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Whenever I try to open a saved Word document (or even a PowerPoint), the file doesn't open and I get the following message:

"The file ____ is not available.
You may be encountering this message because an anti-virus program is not allowing the file to open. This can be caused by one of two conditions. Either the anti-virus program needs to be updated (due to a compability problem with this application) or there is a virus in the file but the anti-virus program cannot properly remove or process the virus it has found....etc."

Then when I close the document, I get the following message:
"The file Normal already exists. Do you want to replace the existing file?"

I've tried deleting the file. I've restarted my computer, deleted "" through my computer's search engine, and then opening word. I've tried renaming the file to "normal.old", and followed the instructions after that like I found on a website.
Also, I went to Tools > Macro > Macros and gone to the "Macros in" list, clicked "All active templates and documents", but there weren't any macros listed there.

I tried using the Macro Organizer, and there weren't any macros listed there either.

Many websites suggested that I open the file through MS word and then hold shift before opening it. When I try to open a file, it just says that it isn't available.

Oh, and I'm running on Windows Vista.

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I have a folder full of files that I want to convert from Word 07-10 (*.docx) format to Word 97-03 (*.doc) format so I can copy them to an old PDA and view them from there. In the absence of finding a good converter (there aren't a lot of people wanting to go backwards), I have been trying to use a Macro. I found some code on a previous post in this forum and tried to modify it using some code I recorded in Word, but it keeps giving me errors or otherwise does nothing at all. Any suggestions or corrections would he great. I think only the first two peramaters under "SaveAs2" are necessary for my purposes (FileName & FileFormat) but I let the others for the recording in in case Word needed them.

Sub SaveAs03()

vDirectory = "C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Desktop\FolderA\"

vFile = Dir(vDirectory & "\" & "*.*")

Do While vFile <> ""

Documents.Open FileName:=vDirectory & "\" & vFile

ChangeFileOpenDirectory "C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Documents\FolderB\"

ActiveDocument.SaveAs2 FileName:=vFile, FileFormat:=wdFormatDocument _
, LockComments:=False, Password:="", AddToRecentFiles:=True, _
WritePassword:="", ReadOnlyRecommended:=False, EmbedTrueTypeFonts:=False, _
SaveNativePictureFormat:=False, SaveFormsData:=False, SaveAsAOCELetter:= _
False, CompatibilityMode:=0


vFile = Dir


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Answer:Solved: Converting Files to Word 2003 with a Macro

You are trying to save with the name something.docx

Try stripping the Docx and adding Doc

vsavename = Left$(vfile, Len(vfile) - 4) & "Doc"

Sub SaveAs03()
'my folders are on the desktop
vDirectory = Environ("USERPROFILE") & "\Desktop\FolderA\"
vfile = Dir(vDirectory & "\" & "*.*")
Do While vfile <> ""
'MsgBox vfile
Documents.Open FileName:=vDirectory & "\" & vfile
ChangeFileOpenDirectory Environ("USERPROFILE") & "\Desktop\FolderB\"
vsavename = Left$(vfile, Len(vfile) - 4) & "Doc"
ActiveDocument.SaveAs2 FileName:=vsavename, FileFormat:=wdDocument
vfile = Dir
End Sub

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I recorded a Word 2003 macro to do the following:

1) Locate the next graphic (which is formatted "inline") in a document
2) Navigate to some text adjacent to the graphic
3) Cut the text to the clipboard
4) Insert a caption pasting the clipboard contents to become the text of the caption

The macro runs correctly except that it fails to record the pasting of text in step 4. The first time it runs the clipboard contains the correct text (which for the example used in this post is $$Image A$$) and that is pasted into the insert caption dialog box correctly. But when the macro runs the second time, with the cursor between the first and second graphics, although it places the second text block in the clipboard, the text from the first caption is incorrectly used in the second caption. In subsequent runs of the macro all captions are set with the incorrect $$Image A$$ text. The clipboard has the correct text (verified by pasting elsewhere) which fails to get pasted into the caption dialog box.

Although I am a VBA novice, I can see from the last line of the macro in the VBA Editor that the Title field has recorded the first caption rather than a paste command. Here's that last line:

Selection.InsertCaption Label:="Figure", TitleAutoText:="", Title:= _
". $$Image A$$", Position:=wdCaptionPositionBelow, ExcludeLabel:=0

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Answer:Solved: Insert Caption with Word 2003 Macro

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I'm trying to insert a ton of images in Word 2003 and provide a caption for each of these images. I'm trying to come up with a macro that will insert the images but most importantly, to provide a caption for each of them. I have a text file with an array of names for each of the images (in the same order as the images). Could someone give me some guidance as how to insert the caption for each image with the title of the caption matching the name in the array file? .


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Hello Everyone-

I am relatively new to the world of Visual Basics but understand the concept. I am trying to create a document in Word 2007 that will be used in Word 2003. The document resembles an online blog format. (Copy Attached)

The user makes a text entry in a designated text box, the text is then copied to the second page where the date, time and username are automatically entered. The most current entry is always entered on top.

My two questions are:

Question 1: How do I assign a macro named "Comments" to a command button named "EnterComments" through VBA?

Question 2: How would I create a dialog box that would appear during the above macro? I would like it to state "Please enter your first and last name" and have a place to make the entry within the same dialog box? (Forced formatting is not necessary) The point I would like this to happen would be at the following line: Selection.TypeText Text:=" NAME"
as seen below.

Here is the code I currently have
Sub Click()
' Click Macro

End Sub
Sub Comments()
' Comments Macro
Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="Text1"
With Selection.Find
.Text = ""
.Replacement.Text = ""
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindContinue
.Format = False
.MatchCase = False
.MatchWholeWord = False
.MatchWildcards = False
.MatchSoundsLike = False
.MatchAllWordForms = False
End With
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Answer:Solved: Assigning a Macro to a Command Button in Word 2003

Selection.TypeText Text:= Inputbox("Please Enter Name")

As far as assigning the macro to the button, you simply need to double click on the button in design view to bring up the button click event where you can place your desired code. You can also access the button click event by right clicking the button and choose VIEW CODE.


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I am using Excel 2003 to create a database of hyperlinks to different paragraphs and then through the use of a macro I can create word documents. I inherited this macro from a different department and want to customize it for my needs. That being said I have no idea how to edit a macro this large and complex. What's the best way for me to post the macro and my questions, through email, message through this site, post it in this window? The macro is about 15 pages in length. Thanks.

Answer:Excel 2003 - Macro for creating word document question

First, welcome to the forum!!!

The best way for one of the Excel gurus to work on your problem would be to post your file, after you have removed any confidential data (make a copy and do the editing in it). If it is too large, zip it first (and zip is preferred to rar).
If you are unable to post the file (there seems to be a problem at times with people who don't have very many posts being able to attach files) just send me an email via my profile (include the URL link to this thread). I will respond to you and then you can send it to me, after which I will post it for you.

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hello everybody

i hv created a tool bar by using macros in ms word 2003. i add some code for it in VB.i want to export that tool bar . because i have to send that tool bar to other sysems having ms word 2003.

can i export toolbar(created by using macro) as .dll or .exe?

Answer:Solved: how to export a Tool bar (created by using macro) in ms word 2003

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Well i did a big report on my computer with Word Perfect i couldnt print it so i took to school on my flash drive. IN my first class i edited it on Word 2007 and in the class i could print it they had Word 2003 and i couldnt open my file and now i cant even open it in word perfect. I doubt i can use the laptops for a while anyway i can open this on wordperfect

Answer:Solved: Word Perfect- Word 2003 - word 2007

If you saved the file in the "new" Word 2007 format (with a file extension of .docx) then you will be unable to open it in the other applications.

For Word 2003 you can install a converter, but I know of no XLM converter for WordPerfect.

When using Word 2007 you need to "save as" Word 97-2003 format to retain backwards compatibility.

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I've got some strange behavior going on with .doc files at the moment. Whenever I try to open a .doc file from Windows Explorer or a desktop shortcut, Word opens with the error message "Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions. * Check the file permissions for the document or drive. *Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space. *Open the file with the Text Recovery converter."

After clicking OK, the .doc file then opens in Word, apparently with no problems at all (I can edit, save, etc.). So basically the error message seems to be wrong, since the file does open properly.

I can open .doc files from within Word (File -> Open) with no error message.

The issue is more of an annoyance than anything else (since the file eventually opens up just fine), but I imagine it'll just become more irritating as time goes on. Any suggestions on how to resolve it? I've been poking around in the Folder Options -> File Types in Explorer without a clear sense of purpose.

I'm running MS Word 2003 SP3 on Windows XP Service Pack 3. If you need any further info, please let me know.

Thanks for your help!

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My company uses MS Office 2003 Standard Edition. Sometimes when I insert an object such as an Excel spreadsheet or a scanned document, I also get a (border?) line underneath the object, but I can't figure out how to get rid of it. I've tried the various formatting tools for borders, to no avail. Any suggestions?

Also, when replying to or forwarding emails in Outlook, my company's name is inserted like this [My Company, Inc.] whenever I try to edit the original text. If I can stop this, please tell me how.

Thanks for your help!!

Answer:Help w/ MS Word & Outlook 2003

The second item with the company signature: In Outlook go to Tools> Options> Mail Format and look down to the section called Signature. Check the box where it says "Don't use when replying or forwarding".

The first problem...can you post a screenshot?

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I am looking for help in writing a macro that will do the following.

With Excel 2003 open and the current workbook open. The macro should be able to save 3 variables from the current spreadsheet (some text, a value and a date ) The macro should open up Outlook 2003 as a task, attach the current workbook. In the Subject field of the task it should add the user's name, then the attached spreadsheet's filename then the text variable, then the value variable and finally the date.

Also it would be great if the Priority of the task could be set to High and the Start and Due dates set to 3 calendar days before the date variable.

Finally the macro would set a list of people the task is assigned to. The macro should NOT save the task as a check would need to be done manually.

I have tried unsuccessfully to write a macro in Outlook as I cannot seem to access the attachment filename or any data from the file. I have tried a macro in Excel which I can create a task and add some text to the Subject of the task but with no real progress on the attachment.

I have tried searching the net for help but a lot of code for Outlook is for the mail side of things rather than tasks and the little code snippets I have found have been of limited use. I have limited skills in programming Visual Basic and C so quite prepared to get my use code which does similar things

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I do apologize in advance, as I did not see a post on here concerning this although there may have been one.

I was wondering if it is possible to use Word 2000 for the default text editor with Outlook 2003. I saw that the boxes were there for Word 2003, however they were "greyed" out.


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I have been battling with Microsoft Outlook 2003 for a while now.

The Problem:
I have created several macros (they all accomplish the same thing) and every time I make a button for the macro and add it to the toolbar it disappears after an Outlook restart. I originally only had two buttons that i created which actually have stayed like they should. Any new buttons disappear as described above. The macros remain but the buttons disappear!

I have created a few macros to add text into the subject line. This text includes a one time manual entry into the code as well as the macro grabbing the date and putting it into a specific format before adding it to the subject line. The code can be seen below:

Sub XXX()
On Error Resume Next
Set msg = ActiveDocument.MailEnvelope.Item.GetInspector.CurrentItem
Today = Format(Now(), "yymmdd")
If Not msg Is Nothing Then
msg.Subject = "XXX " & Today + " - " + msg.Subject
End If
msg.Subject = Nothing
End Sub

-This is run on MS Outlook 2003 (using MS Word 2003 as the editor, so it is technically a Word macro).
-Windows XP OS

Things I have tried:
I have tried using the /a switch (which sometimes runs a utility I was told)... didn't work.
I have edited didn't work
I have deleted and allowed a new one to be created... didn't work
I have repeated the two above but doing it to
I have played with the code to see if that changed anything... didn't wor... Read more

Answer:Help with Outlook/Word 2003 Buttons

As stated in your other thread, please consult with your IT department.

Closing thread.

If you start another thread for this issue, your account will be disabled.

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my pc is really slow when using Outlook 2003, it's always not respond and I have to kill it. than the error message is from Microsoft Visual Basic :Compile Error in hidden module: Autoexec.


szAppName : OUTLOOK.EXE szAppVer : 11.0.5510.0 szModName : hungapp szModVer : offset : 00000000

I'm using Windows XP Home edition version 2002 with ServicePack 2, Microsoft Office 2003 Professional edition, Avast 4, my PC is an HP Pavilion. X86
Do you need more information ?
thanks a lot for your help,

Answer:my pc is really slow when using Outlook or Word 2003

Hi Vanessa, you have some missing files that enable word to operate correctly.These files could have gone awol many different ways, i suspect an anti-virus has accidently deleted them, or sometimes a computer crash will dump them.There are two easy ways of recovering these files as follows---------

1: click start/run
2: Type in: helpctr.exe

This should open your help centre window which you should maximise

3: Choose tools and then system restore
4: Select restore my computer to an earlier time which will bring up a calender, please note you should select a date that you know your computer was working to your satisfaction.

Now it is important to save this page or cut and paste these instructions as system restore will restart your pc.
System restore IS NOT A RE-INSTALLATION AND WILL NOT ERASE ANY OF YOUR DATA. Any changes made with systm restore are completely reversable.

5: Now click confirm system restore and your pc will will emit a blue screen whilst showing you a progress meter.

6: Welcome back !! Your reading this so all is going to plan. Now you need to open word (or the program with missing files)and do a test run.

If your program is still not responing in the correct manner then you will have to re-install it, you will need the original Microsoft Office disk in order to do this. Re-installing Office will not erase any word or other office based documents.

7:Insert the Office disk and it should autorun, if not then manually open it by clic... Read more

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I have a Windows 2000 (SP3) computer that had Office 2000 installed on it.
I uninstalled that program and installed Office XP.
Then, a while later, that was uninstalled and Office 2003 was installed.

Now I seem to have 4 problems:

1) The "Outlook" Icon that normally appears when you install Office shows up but not with the "outlook logo" rather with the windows logo that appears when it doesn't understand a file extension. If you click on it, Outlook 2003 does open.

2) While in Outlook, if you try to reply to or create email with the "use Word" checked off, it will tell you that
"Microsoft Word is set to be your e-mail editor. However, Word is unavailable, not listed, or is not the same version as Outlook. The Outlook e-mail editor will be used instead. Can't find this file. Make sure the path and file name are correct."

3) Sometimes when you open Word it just says "installing" and nothing happens. Sometimes it opens.

4) When I try to double click on .doc files they will not open in Word. However, if I have Word open and say FILE>>OPEN and choose the file, they open.


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Word and Outlook both do about the same thing, except word does it immediately and outlook takes a minute. The program will start and a few seconds later my screen goes black and when it comes back my graphics are all kinds of messed up. Everything works right it is just really funny looking, sorta blurry or low color numbers.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times, i have downloaded microsoft service pack 2...still no worky!!!
Please help i miss outlook, while i am using express.

Answer:Word and Outlook 2003 problems

Bump...also to add that i use windows xp pro

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I have Outlook 2010 but it does not work with my Word 2003. I do not have the spell check as a write and there is no integration with Word 2003. Is there a way in which I can integrate these programs or do I have to buy the Word 2010? I'm absolutely happy with the 2003 version.

Answer:Outlook 2010 with Word 2003

Just as a starter, here is a comparison of Using Outlook 2010 with or without Word 2010 installed - Outlook - Microsoft Office.

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When I use Outlook 2003 and have the default editor set to MS-Word the spell check does not work. The spell check window does not pop up. When I turn off MS-Word as the default editor the Outlook spell check works fine. Does anyone have any ideas? I searched Google but couldn't really find anything.


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When using Outlook 2003, if I have a new message up to write, or a reply, and open Word, the message I am writing is listed as a 2nd window of Microsoft Office. I do not have Word checked as my editor, and it's not an issue of editing. Since Office 2003 is all inclusive, does this mean that whatever I have open in ANY Office application will be grouped in one button on the taskbar? Did this make any sense? Thanks!!

Answer:Outlook 2003, new msg in Word on taskbar

It didn't make any sense at all. I don't notice any difference about the way that Office 2003 handles the have come from Office 97.

In that case, you're not used to Word having multiple buttons in the taskbar, one for each document. If that's the case, go open Word and go to Tools-Options, View tab, and uncheck Windows in taskbar....or whatever they call it these days.

Outlook also can be set to hide itself on the systray (near your clock) if you minimize it. I didn't like it 'cause I kept opening it from my QuickLaunch and QuickLY found out that I had a dozen instances of Outlook running

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Hi All,

One of my users is having a problem with Outlook. They currently have Word as their e-mail editor (this is a must).

Every time they receive a certain HTML e-mail it will take around 1 minutes 30 seconds to bring up the reply box.

They are using 2003 with SP3.

Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated .

Thanks a lot,

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For reasons relating to my work, I use MS Word 2003 on a WinXP machine as the Outlook email editor. Every now and then it appears that Word says that 'address' has been deleted, a check in Outlook finds the address or contact is still there. I am assuming that Word maintains some sort of database/memory of contact addresses over and above Outlook contacts I havent been able to find a fix for this - is there some kind person out there that can resolve this?

Cheers echalky

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I have been using outlook 2003 for my emails. I type them in outlook and not in word.Up until today I was able to providing that the new message was started via outlook and not a link clicked on I was able to check the word count of my message, by seleceting tools - word count.Don't know how, but it's gone and I want it back.Help please.thank you.

Answer:outlook 2003 word count

In order to have the word count feature, you must be using Word as your email editor.   If you had word count at one time but lost the feature, that's an indication you've changed a setting in Outlook.  To get back to using Word as you email editor in Outlook, go to Tools, Options, Mail Format, and check the box for "Use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages".  

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I am using the mail merge wizard in Word 2003 to create address mailing labels from a mailing list I saved in an Excel 2003 worksheet.

Everything is fine, I've tested is several times. But there's one very aggravating little problem.

The labels are all created with a space in front of the first line (name) on each and every label.

I want them to look like this:

John Smith
123 Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

But instead they all look like this (the underscore I typed in is actually just a blank space):

_John Smith
123 Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

I've tried everything I can think of.

The spreadsheet cells for names do not have an extra space in them before the names. I have one column in the spreadsheet called Name that has the entire name of the person I want to appear on the first line, so I'm not using separate values for first name and last name, it's just one: Name.

Please advise. Thanks so much!

Answer:Labels-Mail Merge,Word 2003 & Excel 2003-space at beg.of 1st line

Yup. It's a PITA. You need to NOT use the Address Block. Instead, insert the individual fields. See this article:

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Although Office 2003 Pro was NOT supposed to work with Windows 10, it has been just fine until Windows 10 Creators Update.
Now when I go to save a new document in Word 2003 in a different subdirectory from the default one, the dropdown freezes, and Word crashes with a message "Microsoft Office Word has stopped working". The document is rescued, but still can't be saved elsewhere.
I have tried almost EVERY one of the compatibility modes (win 8, 7, xp, 95, etc.) with essentially the same results.
I also cannot open .docx any more when I could previously in Win10 mode and I think compatibility mode too.
Can't open some spreadsheets in Excel, but using a compatibility mode seems to work. Could open a newer .ppt, but it crashed soon after. Compatibility mode seemed to work at least for that one ppt.
HELP... any ideas? I don't want to upgrade (I love the old interface), but feel I am going to be forced to get Open Office or similar.
Thanks in advance,

Answer:With Win10 Creators Update, Office 2003/Word 2003 Crashes

Have you tried uninstalling it and the reinstall it.

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I have Word 2003 and 2013 installed on my computer. Word 2013 can't edit files with custom XML elements, so I want to use 2003 to open them. However, whenever I double-click an XML file, it launches 2013. I tried to fix this by selecting "open with" and browsing for Word 2003. But whenever I do that, the program that appears in the open with dialog box is Word 2013--not 2003. I can't select Word 2003 from any open with dialog box from anywhere because of this. How do I fix this?

Answer:Word 2013 and 2003 installed; default programs won't recognize 2003

It's actually best recommended not to have 2 versions of MS office at the same time, but I guess yours is a special case.

Try opening Word 2003 and open your document from there. See if it works.

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Good Morning,

I have an annoying issue with several of my client computers in our Domain.

We use Exchange 2003 + Office 2003 + Windows XP (PRO)

But word is crashing regularly we use it as an email editor for Outlook this is needed for making text bold etc....

After crashing word tries to auto recover all open files and starts with the auto recovery mode.\\

what I have done:
- Have renamed/deleted
- cleaned out the autorecovery folder
- repaired office
- reinstalled office
- disabled outlook (Adobe Pro) plugins in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\
- disabled outlook antivirus plugin (Panda Antivirus)

all has no succes.

I had all Microsoft Updates installed.

Who can help, I am getting crazy!

Answer:Solved: Outlook-Word 2003 Issue

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I have just installed Word 2003 and found that I can use it as an email editor. (I use Outlook Express - not Microsoft Outlook - for sending/receiving emails.) When I want to send a Word email, I hit the address book icon and get my Outlook Express addresses - but I can't seem to access them (ie, automatically get an address into the 'send' box.) Anyone got any idea how I can do this - or whether it can be done? (As I said, I don't have Microsoft Outlook and don't particularly want to bother to get it.) Thanks!

Answer:Word 2003 using Outlook Express addresses

When you click on the e-mail icon and it brings up the heading, just click on the *To* and it will open your addressbook, so that you can pick the address(es) you need. They should then be automatically inserted.

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hi there:
Where can i find info on the difference bet. Microsoft Outlook 2002 and 2003 and Microsoft Word 2002 and 2003?


Answer:Microsoft Outlook and Word 2002/2003...

You could try a Google search, Lizzy:,GGLG:2005-32,GGLG:en&start=10&sa=N

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When I click on my Outlook icon, MS Word suddenly opens also (full screen, in a separate window).

In Outlook, under Tools, Options, Mail Format, I have the option 'use MS office Word 2003 to edit email messages' checked.

This has never happened before today but now it's doing it constantly and it's really getting annoying.

I'm using Win XP Pro, and Office 2003. How can I fix this?

Answer:Outlook 2003 opens Word automatically

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All word doc attachements in outlook 2003 are going out read only.

How can I change the setting back to "normal"???

running windows xp home, office 2003 ... all were recently reinstalled on reformatted hdd.


Tom O'Connell

Answer:Outlook 2003 - word doc attachments read only

where are the files when you attach them - from a CD??
The recepient can just save them as a different name

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Hi,I currently use Outlook Express 6 for my email and Microsoft Word 2002 (packaged with works Suite 2003).I am thinking of buying Microsoft Outlook 2003 as this will give me more features, but I have read that it is incompatible with Word 2002 and some features cannot be used - such as writing emails using Word instead of Outlooks template, emailing documents direct from Word.Does anyone have similar problems using the 2 together? The only possible main problem I can envisage is if the spellcheck feature does not work using Word 2002 with Outlook 2003, is this the case?CheersMike

Answer:Using Outlook 2003 and Word 2002 together - Probs!

Just to demonstrate my ignorance - can you buy Outlook 2003 separately from Office 2003?

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I would like to get my word to integrate with my outlook. I am running server 2003 with outlook 2007. When I click on letters and mailings in word I get the address book. When I click the address book it says ms exchange and then it says ms exchange is unavailable. Retry or work offline. I would just like to be able to insert contact into my envelopes and labels. My outlook is set up with contacts not a global mail list. Any ideas? This should be simple but it seems that nothing with microsoft ever is.
PS It now will show the global address list and it used to have the contacts listed at the bottom and I could click contacts and then use them. I have global address all contacts etc but not outlook - contacts

Answer:Word 2003 and Outlook 2007 with exchange


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Can someone tell me what these markings are around the address? I've attached a screenshot of the markings...

This is showing up in Outlook 2003 on a signature with Word 2003 as the default editor. The email is being composed in HTML. The marks don't show up to the person reading the email.

Help! I can't figure out how to get rid of these marks....

Much Thanks!

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Upon a fresh boot everything is fine. After running Outlook 2003 for a while something changes and the only way to fix it is to reboot.

The Problem: I open an incooming email with an attached Word document. I click on the attachment to open and nothing happens. I close the email and Outlook locks for about 10 seconds, then the screen goes blank except for some grid lines (for about a minute). After that the program returns to normal except for this problem.

I'm using MS Office and Word as my email editor.

Nothing frustrates me more that having to reboot while I am working. Any ideas?

Answer:From Outlook 2003 can't open emailed word .doc

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Anybody know any fixes to get mailmerge to work with Outlook 2003 and Word 2002 (XP) SP3? There appears to be an incompatibility with Outlook 2003 working with Word 2002

I see there are a number of plug-in applications out there to get it to work, such as MAPIlab.

If you have any suggestions I would appreciative.

Many thanks in advance.

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I can select Word as my editor under the tools tab in Outlook, but it remains the same.   

Answer:In Outlook 2003 it won't let me use Word as my email editor

For this kind of topics, please ask in the Office Forums:
Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hey Guys. I am running windows XP Home edition on a Dell Dimension 8300. What note keeping, letter writing, spread sheet ect. program would you suggest I use. I want something simple to use as I am "not great" on a computer yet. Is there a site to down load from and/or get it at a cheep price or even for free?

Also, is there a easy way to have a spell check tab on my Browser or some where to be able to run spell checks where ever and when ever I want?

Thanx so much! Timex

Answer:Solved: office 95, 97, word 2003, outlook?

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Heya Guys,

Not sure if this is the right place too ask, but I am all out of options.

I have this problem with Outlook 2003 & text wrapping: When the email is busy being typed, the wrapping works and it flows over to the next line automatically but when the recipient opens the email its just one long line

We use html email formats.. This problem also onle seems to happen sometimes...

If someone can point me in the right direction i would be gratefull


Answer:Microsoft Outlook 2003 & Word Wrapping

Sheesh, not even a I dont know :|

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I have a number of standard letters which require a dropdown box to be populated with a list of over 25 names.

When thinking this through, I figured that it would be best (due to restrictions on the network so I'm unable to use an access database) to produce this list in Excel 2003. Along with corresponding lists of email and telephone numbers.

Unfortunately I'm finding it very difficult to get the information onto the dropdown.

So far the code I have is:
Private Sub UserForm_Click()

'Define Variables
Dim xlNames As Excel.Workbook
Dim rsNames As Recordset
Dim cmbNames As ComboBox
Dim i As Integer
Dim SocServs As Worksheet

'open the spreadsheet to access the information
Set xlNames = Excel.Workbooks.Open("C:\Documents and Settings\00772367\My Documents\SocServs.xls")
'set up and activate the appropriate worksheet
Set SocServs = xlNames.Application.Sheets("SocServs")

'retrieve the information from the named column in the spreadsheet
Set rsNames = SocServs.Columns(1, 1)
i = 0

With rsNames
' This code populates the combo box with the values
' in the Names column of that there spreadsheet (I fervently hope).

Do Until .EOF
cmbNames.AddItem (i)
cmbNames.Column(0, i) = .Fields("Names")
i = i + 1

End With
End Sub
There's a few errors in there, which I can't seem to surmount. The coding doesn't seem to recognise the fact that I've got a named range in t... Read more

Answer:Populate a dropdown box in Word 2003 from a list in Excel 2003

Is there any particular reason why you are needing to do this using VBA? You can populate a cell with your multiple choice options using Excel's built in Data Validation feature. Simply select the cell you want the options to appear in and click DATA --> VALIDATION and then select "ALLOW LIST" from the options. Then select the range of cells that contains your list of names.


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Hi - just looking for some help as getting a bit annoyed cos it's not working

I've got a table which contains people's details.

What I'm trying to do is if the person has no date of birth on file (i.e. they are over 18 year of age) for the merge to put a tick into a column, but if the person has a date of birth on file (i.e. under 18 years of age) for the merge to leave the column blank.

The column after this will contain the date of birth (if any).

In the over 18 box I've put the following function:

As each form will contain anything from 1 to 8 records, the lines which wouln't contain any merged data (i.e. if only 4 names to merge into a form, the last 4 rows of the form would be blank) - but it keeps merging in a ticked box for all the rows, even if there is only one row of data.

Hope this makes sense.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice.

Answer:Mail Merge - Help with Word 2003 & Excel 2003 using IFstatements

This does not sound like a merge function, it sounds like you are just validating data in a cell and based on that cells content putting a check in a check box.

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help with this would be very appreciated.

We run windows xp, word 2003 and excel 2003

we have created a mail-merge between our database of patients in excel and word, but when we come to the section where we tick the boxes next to the people required for the mail-merge we can select only 1 or 2 or 100, but when the mail-merge goes to the next section it has reverted to selecting the whole database of patients, which when your trying the send a letter to only a few people and it instead tries to print 5000+ letters is annoying to say the least.

i have tried changing the database to running from access, and i have started fresh and re done the mail-merge letter but this is all to no avail as the same error occurs???

any ideas,
please help

Answer:Mail merge problem using excel 2003 and word 2003

There may be some bad data within the columns that may be causing your issue. Look to see if there something out of the ordinary within the dataset you are trying to use for the mail merge. I think one may be column headings with spaces in them and another may be where two or more rows may have meen merged in your spreadsheet.

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As above.

Is there a software upgrade i need to do.

I have the password. comes up with...

"Word experienced an error while trying to open this file"

Thanks in advance


Answer:Solved: Can't open password protected Word 2007 document in Word 2003

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First, let me start by saying I am not an IT computer person, I have very basic knowledge (other than what I do for a living) about computers, and I really need instructions that are easy to follow, please?

I am a medical transcriptionist. I have hundreds of auto corrects on my current computer with Windows XP Word 2002 on it. I am needing to, if possible, copy the auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Windows XP Word 2003.

I also have hundred of words that I have added to spell check that it would be great if I could copy those as well.

I do have a flash drive that I can save these to.

Can someone please help me in terminology and steps that a computer dummy can understand?

Thanking you in advance.

Answer:Solved: Copying auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Word 2003

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I'm currently trying to set up a customized tool bar that can be used in Microsoft Outlook 2003 email messages.

I have been successful with 2/3 machines by performing the following steps:

1. Open Outlook 2003
2. Actions > Mail Format > Check Use M.S. Office Word to Edit Email Messages
3. Open M.S. Office Word 2003
4. Tools > Customize > Toolbars > New
5. Create/Add various customized functions to the new tool bar
6. Toggle back to Outlook 2003
7. Click New Message, View > Tool Bars > New tool bar that I just created

However, for 1 of the computers, when performing step 2, the 'Use M.S. Office Word to Edit Email Messages' check box is grayed out. The installation of the software on each computer is exactly the same.

I need to know how to enable the ability to check this box.

Any help is appreciated.


Answer:Outlook 2003 - Use Word To Edit Email Messages?

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What I did wrong: I couldn't get the Word 2003 to install a clean, so after trying to trick it into making a new clean template, I used the repair option on the menu inside Word.

It went through its thing, asked for the original disk to find a file and said it was complete. (Only weird thing was I asked for all defaults, not to save customization, but it did anyway.) Now my is fine.

It also completely wiped out my email--all records, plane and motel reservations, doctor communications, calendar, contacts--the works. WHY? Since when did Word control Outlook?

I haven't exported for many months so I have no recent backup, but I know somewhere on the hard drive the files must exist. At least I hope they do. I used to teach Outlook--but 2003 is a puzzle to me.

How do I get all my data back? I am using HTTP email--MSN DSL and mail is taken off the web when it is delivered to me, so no backups there.

Help! Libby

Answer:Help! lost email in Outlook 2003--I just repaired Word

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After Nov 2010 patches, Outlook & Word freeze intermittently...Outlook-when typing in new msg or deleting msg or moving down msg tree & Word when opening file.Am 99.99% certain I am virus and trojan free after scanning with at least 4 anti-virus products and 3 trojan detectors. One trojan removed - found in mouclass.sys. System shows clear now.This only started happening after Nov patches after yrs of no problems. No other program locks machine.Dell Vostro 400, XP Pro, SP3, 2G Ram, ATI Sapphire 2600 Pro video card, dual dell monitors w/dvi connections

Answer:Word & Outlook 2003 hang/freeze computer

Hi DKB,I'm having the same isssue, with a Vostro 200, though. Did u find a solution? Thanks for posting.-AMT

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Whenever I try to reply or write a new mail in Outlook express, MS Word is not opening as editor. It happens only when I use my signature for all new / replies. If I un-check signature option, Word is opening as editor. Else, automatically "use word as editor" option gets unchecks.. anybody can solve this?



Answer:Solved: Outlook - MS Word 2003 is not working as editor

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I just got Outlook 2007 but only have Word 2003. I want to set Word as my email editor. I've looked at all the Outlook Options and checked the Microsoft website but can't find how to set Word as the editor. If there is a way, please let me know.

The reason I want Word as the editor is I send a lot of screen snapshots and I used to be able to crop them in Word editor. I can't find a crop option in Outlook 2007. If there is a way to crop screenshots in Outlook editor then I don't need Word.

Thanks for the help!

Answer:Word 2003 as Outlook 2007 email editor?

If you don't have the rest of Office 2007, you won't get the rich features it provides. With Office 2007, you can crop any picture right in an email message; just hit the contextual tab Picture Tools | Format.

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Hi all,

We are having issues on our domain with Outlook crashing if you try to reply/forward an email if Microsoft Word is set as the email editor. It completely crashes and shows WinWord.exe as 99% of the CPU usage and simply will not work without ending the process and then unticking Word as the email Editor.

We decided to set a Group Policy to force Word to not be the email editor. Now emails aren't being spellchecked as it is using HTML/Outlook as the email editor. We are puzzled on why it is crashing when Word is set as the email editor. We use Windows Server 2003 R2 with Exchange 2003, Workstations are either on Windows 2000 or Windows XP.

Please can anyone provide any assistance? Thanks a lot!

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Word Email Editor Issue

I've also tried doing Winword /a in the Run dialog box. This has made no difference

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I'm running XP and MS Office 2003. Whenever I close Outlook it causes Word to display.. "Word has a problem and must close". Then Word starts and when I "X" out of it, it displays "Word automatically saved changes to the normal document template. Do you want to load it?" Clicking no Word starts and looks normal (although it takes about 30 seconds to start) when I "x" out a window appears which says MS Office Word has encountered a problem and needs to close". After clicking OK Word appears again and when I click "X" it goes through the same routine again and this time it may close after bringing up the same error and must close it again...

I have run repair to no avail. When I run Word in safe mode it runs OK. Question is how do I find out which add-on is at fault? I would remove and reinstall it but I don't think that would change anything. I must find out which add-on is causing the trouble.
I should also add that when I call up Word it takes about 20-30 seconds to start.

Any suggestions?


Answer:Solved: Outlook & word 2003 are in conflict and crashing

Problem Solved... The following from resolved my problems...

Oftentimes, problems starting Word can be traced back to a corrupt file. If you&#8217;re having problems starting Word, you should check that the problem is not with the template before you reinstall the software.

First, locate the template using My Computer or Windows Explorer. The location will vary from computer to computer, depending on options you specified during the original installation and which version of Windows you are using. However, the file path is most likely C:\Documents and settings\Application data\Microsoft\Templates. Once you have located the file, rename it by using the shortcut menu.

Restart Word from the Start menu or from your desktop icon, if you have one. Word will automatically create a new template; if Word starts without any problems, you can deduce that the problem was a corrupt template.

If the problem persists, it is time to take a look at the Windows Registry entry for Word.

Note: If you have made a lot of customizations to Word, you do not want to delete the old template. You can use the Organizer to copy the customizations you made to your new file.

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First time here as I'm usually about to fix my own computer issues.

Since my son got in somewhere on one of my computers, whenever I open Microsoft Outlook or Word, the "save as" dialog box appears wanting for me to save whatever at random. In Outlook especially, if I open it and receive an email, it'll wish for me to save the title of whatever it is as "whatever".htm. I'll continually cancel to not save anything, try to save what it wants me to, etc BUT it will continue to pop up. The same happens in word where I'm rendered helpless as it wishes for me to "save as" "Doc1" all the time. I'm not able to do anything else and neither program will close unless I open up task manager to "end task".

This has been going on for a week now and have had to manage my email on my ISP's webmail website. I've done virus scans - norton (even disabled it as I know it's a FUN program), performed office updates, clicked on the HELP - detect and repair but no avail. I'm thinking that my next step will be is to uninstall and reinstall after exporting my mail folders.

What do you think it could be?


Answer:"save as" box won't close - Office 2003 - outlook and word

Control-S is stuck on your keyboard?

Have you tried a different keyboard on your machine?

That's about all I can think of.

Also, grab a better Antivirus, such as AVG from


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When composing an email in in Outlook 2003 Word Wrap does not work, you have to hit the return key to move down a line. Is there a way to froce this to work. Message format is HTML

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I have a new computer (work) with Windows 7. My Outlook Word Editor is not longer working and I have tried changing every that I can think of such as MAIL FORMAT HTML, RICH AND PLAIN without any luck. Nothing really seems to work the same with Windows 7 but I am stuck with it.

Answer:word editor doesn't work with outlook 2003 an

have you resloved your problem?

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I have been grappling with the following problem for weeks, and would be so grateful of any assistance!

I have Microsoft Outlook 2003 and Word 2003 installed, and I use Word as the default mail editor.

1) However, occasionally when I try to REPLY to or FORWARD a message from a Hotmail email address, I get the following error:
"Microsoft Word is set to be your default editor. However, Word is not avaliable, not installed or is not the same version as Outlook. The Outlook email editor will be used instead."
It is strange that this error only seems to occur with Hotmail accounts.
I get this error with emails which are sent with or without attachments.

2) And whenever I get this error, and I try to open an e-mail I get a message saying "starting microsoft office word as your e-mail editor" which takes for ages and nothing happens.

3) In Tools-> Options -> Mail Format, the option which allows one to select Word as one's mail editor, magically becomes "unticked", even though it was ticked.
I have to then re-tick it, but if I try and forward or reply one of these mails again, the box will magically unticked and the error message will still appear.

4) Also in connection with this error, when I want to close Word I get the following message:
"Changes have been made that affect the global template - normal. Do you wish to save those changes?"

I am running Windows 7, if it makes any difference.

Many thanks in advance... Read more

Answer:Word 2003 as Outlook mail editor problem

Check to see if winword is running as aprocess in the background after you close Outlook. Hit alt-ctrl-del and open task manager and look in the processes tab.

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I installed 2003 outlook and word (outlook editor) on my brand new Win 8.1 netbook and when typing the "TO" and "CC" lines the names show up but when pressing enter they will not be accepted. I have to enter the first couple of letters of the names and then press the "check names" icon and go through the list even though the one I wanted was the one that showed up on the auto fill line singularly.

I know the auto fill does not go to the outlook contact book but rather remembers the names as they are "sent".

I have used outlook for years on both Win XP and Win 7 (various 32+64, Pro, Ultimate) and now with Win 8 it will NOT work the same way. My brother has the identical netbook and is running Outlook 2007 and it performs the same way - will not allow enter to complete the autofill. Whatsup over there at MS?

Anyone know why?

Answer:Outlook (Word Editor)2003 will not autofill names

Not much help but on a desktop here with 8.1 and Outlook 2007 it works hitting enter or tab to autofill.

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Hi all,We are having issues on our domain with Outlook crashing if you try to reply/forward an email if Microsoft Word is set as the email editor. It completely crashes and shows WinWord.exe as 99% of the CPU usage and simply will not work without ending the process and then unticking Word as the email Editor.We decided to set a Group Policy to force Word to not be the email editor. Now emails aren't being spellchecked as it is using HTML/Outlook as the email editor. We are puzzled on why it is crashing when Word is set as the email editor. We use Windows Server 2003 R2 with Exchange 2003, Workstations are either on Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Please can anyone provide any assistance? Thanks a lot!

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After much troubleshooting, I have come to the conclusion that Outlook 2003 is corrupting .pdf files, jpegs, and Word 2003 documents. The problem is intermittent, i.e. I scan several pages into a .pdf file using our office MFP and email them to myself... Some of the pages I can open, and some give me the error 'not enough data for an image' when I open them with Acrobat Reader. This is a brand new computer... I never had this problem on my old one.

As for Word documents, same issue... Some file attachments I receive thru Outlook 2003 will open fine, others give me the damaged file error message, yet the same files when placed on our network file server I can open without any problems.

Jpegs : Same thing, some open in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer without issue, and some open with the message 'Drawing Failed'

I am running Windows XP SP2, all updates and patches installed, Installed Office 2003 SP2 (after MAJOR hassles with Office Update I might add) , and all other critical updates for Office 2003 are installed.

My computer Configuration :
AMD Athlon64 X2 DualCore 4600 2.4GHz
1 GB 400MHz PC3200 CL2 RAM
Dual 250 GB HD (with RAID)
Nvidia GeForce 6800XT 128MB PCI Video

One other thing, the Office 2003 was an upgrade from Office 2000.... don't know if that makes a difference or not but thought I'd mention it.

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide

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Hi all, do you know if it is possible to word-wrap text around an inserted picture in Word 2003? Basically, I'm trying to create a class reunion program with a one-page bio of a person with his/her picture in the upper right-hand corner. I have pasted a picture and positioned it where I want at the top; however, it forces the text below it downwards, which is not what I want. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Word 2003 - Insert Picture/Word Wrap Question

Select the picture

Make sure the mouse pointer is hovering over the picture and click once with the right mouse button

Click once with the left mouse button on the menu choice "Format Picture"

Select the "Layout" tab

In the section called "Wrapping Style" click once with the left mouse button on "Square"

Beneath where it says Horizontal alignment click once with the left mouse button on "Right"

Click on OK

You should be able to type text to the left of the picture.

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iam using MS office 2003 , i have copied a file of MS Office 2000 (MS Word 2000) from Network.. and when iam editing in that file wrong word is not underlying by red line, but when i am opening new and bland page of MS word 2003 , and writing some thing wrong it makes it underlying by red...i can't understand y it is happening ... i have tried lot of ways such as copied the text and paste it in new blank word page and also checked tools and options , but problem is yet there.....Any solution in your views...kindly share with me...Any body help in this regard will be appreciated...

Answer:MS word 2003 problem...Wrong Word didn't underline by Red Color

Hi masoodsoomro,

You didn't give any examples of which words are giving you problems.

I'm guessing that you are referring to the red squiggly underline for mis-spelt words, in which case it could be the language setting of the documents you have pulled off of your network being different to your default language.

Check what you have in Tools / Language / Set language.


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We are using Microsoft Word 2003. When running a spell check the word pubic is not flagged as being misspelled (I know it's not misspelled).

However we would like to flag it as misspelled as too many people are leaving the letter L out of the word Public and not catching it before they send out documents.

I know how to edit the Custom.dic but how do I edit the built in dictionary.


Answer:How to remove a correctly spelled word from Word 2003 regular dictionary

I am assuming that pubic is not a word you would use in correspondence- in which case you could use "AutoCorrect" to correct.

Tools> Autocorrect--- then give the word you don't want used and the substitute word you do want used.

If there is a time you need to use that word, you can turn off AutoCorrect when the document is finished and manually make the correction before sending it out.

I have an old version of Word (2000), so I am presuming that MS has not chaned the name of this feature.


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Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, Office 2007

I know how to save documents created in Word 2007 so it can be used with Word 2003 done manually.

Can someone inform me whether I can set my "save as" so documents created in Word 2007 will be always saved as default to be compatible with Word 2003?

Answer:Saving Documents Created in Word 2007 to be Compatible with Word 2003

You can us this compatibility update to read Office 2007 docs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) In earlier versions of Office - Download details: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. Meaning you can save your Word docs in their original format and Word 2003 will read them.

You might want to check this link out as well -

As far as setting a "default" save, to be honest, I'm not sure if this can be done or not.

Hope this helps.

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Okay I have 2 issues that I can't figure out if there is a way to get word to act the way I want.

When not using word as an email editor and you compose an email but do not send the email. Then you perform a file/print this printout prints the person the email is from, the To and CC and the subject and the body of the email.

When you turn on Word 2003 as the editor you only print the body of the email with no subject and no To and CC.

When not using word as an email editor and you add contacts the interface shows the To people from the contacts list as Firstname Lastname; Firstname Lastname and so on.

When you turn on word as the email editor you get Firstname Lastname <email>; Firstname Lastname <email>

Is there any way to run with Word 2003 as the email editor but have these 2 functions work the way outlook operates without it being the editor?

Basically I have a woman who loves using words advanced clipart and other functions but has to have these 2 settings to be enabled (the non email address showing just the contact name and the format of the whole email being printed not just the body)

Answer:Oultook 2003 with Word 2003 as email editor

shameless bump still not solved.

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I am having problems with MS word 2003. When I close out of it, it gives me an error that says: "error 91: object variable or With block variable not set"

I havent found much on the net or on knowledge base.

I have done a repair of office, I have removed/reinstalled word and office 2003. However, none of this fixed it. Also, I removed adobe acrobat 7. Once I removed Acrobat, the error 91 didnt pop up when I closed word, but another error (something about about Auto Exec) popped up when I opened it and closed it.

Once I reinstalled Acrobat, the error 91 popped up again

It seems that it is an error in the visual basic code that opens up when word 2003 is started

Any suggestions?

Thanks alot.

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Question: WORD 2003 error

WORD 2003 ERRORI've created a wavy line across the page using ~~~ + enter - now I'm unable to delete it, even using the R* (right click) and the cut option. Any suggestions?

Answer:WORD 2003 error

Use the backspace key ?G

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Question: MS WORD 2003 Error

Upon Word 2003 Startup I get an error that says:

There are no office assistant character files present on the system. Please run setup in maintenance mode and install atleast one character.

If I have a legally downloaded copy from a local university I'm not exactly sure how to go into maintenance mode because I can't just pop in the cd and hit repair. I have all the installation files still on my machine.

Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:MS WORD 2003 Error

I've read a few microsoft pages on this and basically they say the reason is one of the following -

This problem may occur when all the following conditions are true: ? You have both Microsoft Office XP programs and Microsoft Office 2003 programs installed on the same computer.
? You start an Office 2003 program first.
? The Office Assistant is active in the Office 2003 program.
? You start, and then quit an Office XP program.
? You start an Office XP program a second (or subsequent) time.

Are any of these true on your machine?

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