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Outlook 2003 creating signature - Word won't open, Notepad does

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Outlook 2003 creating signature - Word won't open, Notepad does

dasy1128
Hi all,
I wonder if you could help me out with this. I am trying to create a signature with an image file and I can do it with no problem on outlook 2003 English version - I go to edit signature under formal mail in tool options and MS Word will open and I then edit from there. However, from outlook 2003 Korean version Notepad opens, not Word. I select html as mail version and ticket the bocks 'open in MS word 2003', but to no avail. Word won't open. Can anyone help?
thank you!
dasy1128
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    jjhrad

    If you have figured out how to stop Notepad from insinuating itself as the Advanced Editor for signatures, please do let me know at jjhrad@golden.net. It would be nice if the editor remained as Word, wouldn't it?

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    office

    Hi,

    The above can be solved (Not guaranteed to work every time) by the following.

    I believe this works with Office 2002 (Office XP - Version 10) and Office 2003 (Version 11).

    First, you need the HTML of a signature that does work.

    I have included this below:


    <html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml"
    xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
    xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word"
    xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">

    <head>
    <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
    <meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document>
    <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 11">
    <meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 11">
    <link rel=File-List href="Claire3_files/filelist.xml">
    <link rel=Edit-Time-Data href="Claire3_files/editdata.mso">
    <!--[if !mso]>
    <style>
    v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
    o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
    w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
    .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
    </style>
    <![endif]-->
    <title>Claire3 Signature</title>
    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
    <o:DocumentProperties>
    <o:Author>james.rayner</o:Author>
    <o:LastAuthor>james.rayner</o:LastAuthor>
    <o:Revision>2</o:Revision>
    <o:TotalTime>4</o:TotalTime>
    <o:Created>2007-04-25T08:11:00Z</o:Created>
    <o:LastSaved>2007-04-25T08:11:00Z</o:LastSaved>
    <o:Pages>1</o:Pages>
    <o:Words>207</o:Words>
    <o:Characters>1186</o:Characters>
    <o:Company>Logistik Ltd</o:Company>
    <o:Lines>9</o:Lines>
    <o:Paragraphs>2</o:Paragraphs>
    <o:CharactersWithSpaces>1391</o:CharactersWithSpaces>
    <o:Version>11.6568</o:Version>
    </o:DocumentProperties>
    </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
    <w:WordDocument>
    <w:SpellingState>Clean</w:SpellingState>
    <w:GrammarState>Clean</w:GrammarState>
    <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/>
    <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>
    <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent>
    <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>
    <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel>
    </w:WordDocument>
    </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
    <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156">
    </w:LatentStyles>
    </xml><![endif]-->
    <style>
    <!--
    /* Style Definitions */
    p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal
    {mso-style-parent:"";
    margin:0cm;
    margin-bottom:.0001pt;
    mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
    font-size:10.0pt;
    font-family:Arial;
    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";}
    a:link, span.MsoHyperlink
    {color:blue;
    text-decoration:underline;
    text-underline:single;}
    a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed
    {color:purple;
    text-decoration:underline;
    text-underline:single;}
    span.EmailStyle17
    {mso-style-type:personal;
    mso-style-noshow:yes;
    mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt;
    mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;
    font-family:Arial;
    mso-ascii-font-family:Arial;
    mso-hansi-font-family:Arial;
    mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;
    color:black;
    mso-text-animation:none;
    font-weight:normal;
    font-style:normal;
    text-decoration:none;
    text-underline:none;
    text-decoration:none;
    text-line-through:none;}
    @page Section1
    {size:612.0pt 792.0pt;
    margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt;
    mso-header-margin:35.4pt;
    mso-footer-margin:35.4pt;
    mso-paper-source:0;}
    div.Section1
    {page:Section1;}
    -->
    </style>
    <!--[if gte mso 10]>
    <style>
    /* Style Definitions */
    table.MsoNormalTable
    {mso-style-name:"Table Normal";
    mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
    mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
    mso-style-noshow:yes;
    mso-style-parent:"";
    mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;
    mso-para-margin:0cm;
    mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
    mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
    font-size:10.0pt;
    font-family:"Times New Roman";
    mso-ansi-language:#0400;
    mso-fareast-language:#0400;
    mso-bidi-language:#0400;}
    </style>
    <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
    <o:shapedefaults v:ext="edit" spidmax="5122"/>
    </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
    <o:shapelayout v:ext="edit">
    <o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1"/>
    </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]-->
    </head>

    <body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple style='tab-interval:36.0pt'>

    <div class=Section1>

    <p class=MsoNormal><a name="_MailAutoSig"><strong><span lang=EN-GB
    style='font-family:Arial;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-weight:normal;
    mso-bidi-font-weight:bold;mso-no-proof:yes'>User Name</span></strong></a><span
    style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span
    lang=EN-GB style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:yes'><o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
    normal'><span lang=EN-GB style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:
    yes'>Job Title<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
    normal'><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><o:p> </o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:-9.0pt'><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b
    style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span lang=EN-GB style='color:black;
    mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75"
    coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe"
    filled="f" stroked="f">
    <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/>
    <v:formulas>
    <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/>
    <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/>
    <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/>
    <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/>
    <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/>
    <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/>
    </v:formulas>
    <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/>
    <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/>
    </v:shapetype><v:shape id="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:71.25pt;
    height:71.25pt'>
    <v:imagedata src="Claire3_files/image001.gif" o:href="cid:image001.gif@01C7804C.950A79B0"/>
    </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=95 height=95
    src="Claire3_files/image001.gif" v:shapes="_x0000_i1025"><![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='z-index:-3'><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b
    style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='color:black;mso-no-proof:yes'>  <o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    </span>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
    normal'><span lang=EN-GB style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:
    yes'>Address<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
    normal'><span lang=EN-GB style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:
    yes'>Address Continued <br style='mso-special-character:line-break'>
    <![if !supportLineBreakNewLine]><br style='mso-special-character:line-break'>
    <![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:-9.0pt;text-indent:9.0pt'><span
    style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span
    lang=EN-GB style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:yes'> <o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
    normal'><span lang=EN-GB style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:
    yes'>M.+44 (0)023749723 Tel number 92374972398 etc<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
    normal'><span lang=EN-GB style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:
    yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t75" alt=""
    style='width:75pt;height:88.5pt'>
    <v:imagedata src="Claire3_files/image002.jpg" o:href="cid:image003.jpg@01C7804C.950A79B0"/>
    </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=100 height=118
    src="Claire3_files/image002.jpg" border=0 v:shapes="_x0000_i1026"><![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
    normal'><span style='color:black;mso-no-proof:yes'>  </span></span></b></span><span
    style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span
    lang=EN-GB style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:yes'><o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
    normal'><span lang=EN-GB style='color:olive;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:
    yes'>Slogan Example</span></b></span><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b
    style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span lang=EN-GB style='color:black;
    mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:yes'><o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
    normal'><span lang=EN-GB style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:
    yes'> <o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><strong><span
    lang=EN-GB style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;mso-ansi-language:
    EN-GB;mso-bidi-font-weight:normal;mso-no-proof:yes'>Confidentiality</span></strong></span><span
    style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><strong><span lang=EN-GB style='font-family:
    Arial;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-bidi-font-weight:normal;
    mso-no-proof:yes'> Example</span></strong></span><span style='mso-bookmark:
    _MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span lang=EN-GB
    style='font-size:7.5pt;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:yes'><br>
    Copyright in this message and its attachments remains with us. Their contents
    are confidential. They are intended solely for the person to whom they are
    addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender, and
    delete the message from your system immediately. You must not read, copy or use
    the contents of the e-mail nor disclose it or its existence to anyone else.
    Please note that the management of this company reserve the right to monitor
    and read internal and external e-mails, even if they are marked private and/or
    confidential. Please note that communication by e-mail is not guaranteed as
    100% secure. If you wish to guarantee confidentiality, we recommend the use of
    personal delivery or fax communication. We do not accept any responsibility for
    loss of confidentiality arising from use of e-mail. Although we have checked
    this e-mail for viruses, it is not guaranteed to be virus free and it is your
    responsibility to scan the message and attachments prior to opening them. We do
    not accept any responsibility for the consequences of passing on any virus. </span></b></span><b
    style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><o:p></o:p></b></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><o:p> </o:p></b></p>

    </div>

    </body>

    </html>


    When Notepad opens instead of Word, delete all the HTML in Notepad. Copy and paste the above into Notepad. Save the Notepad file.

    Save Outlook signature by clicking on OK until all boxes disappear in Outlook.

    When you go back to edit the signature in Outlook Word should open as the editor.

    If it does not ensure that, in Outlook the box marked Use Microsoft Word XP/2000/2002/2003 to edit email messages is checked/ticked.

    Then try again.

    The only problem I have encountered with this is that the Bold settings on the text are inverted, if your text appears bold in the signature, simply set it to bold in the editor and it will appear normal in the signature.

    This has always worked, I have done it with 2003 and I know someone who has done it with an earlier version.

    I hope this helps,

    James

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    phumberstone

    Open Word - > Tools -> Options -> E_mail Options and select any HTML signature you have previously created or copied into the C:\Documents and Settings\xxxxxx\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures folder and click OK.

    If you open the Advanced Edit (Signature) feature in Outlook, Word should now open instead of Notepad.

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    dannyjaspers

    From IE...Tools > Internet options> Programs> Set Microsoft Word as HTML

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    maggie-o

    Hi Danny! Thanks for your fix! It worked!

    - Maggie

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    jjhrad

    If you have figured out how to stop Notepad from insinuating itself as the Advanced Editor for signatures, please do let me know at jjhrad@golden.net. It would be nice if the editor remained as Word, wouldn't it?

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    office

    Hi,

    The above can be solved (Not guaranteed to work every time) by the following.

    I believe this works with Office 2002 (Office XP - Version 10) and Office 2003 (Version 11).

    First, you need the HTML of a signature that does work.

    I have included this below:


    <html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml"
    xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
    xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word"
    xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">

    <head>
    <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
    <meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document>
    <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 11">
    <meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 11">
    <link rel=File-List href="Claire3_files/filelist.xml">
    <link rel=Edit-Time-Data href="Claire3_files/editdata.mso">
    <!--[if !mso]>
    <style>
    v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
    o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
    w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
    .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
    </style>
    <![endif]-->
    <title>Claire3 Signature</title>
    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
    <o:DocumentProperties>
    <o:Author>james.rayner</o:Author>
    <o:LastAuthor>james.rayner</o:LastAuthor>
    <o:Revision>2</o:Revision>
    <o:TotalTime>4</o:TotalTime>
    <o:Created>2007-04-25T08:11:00Z</o:Created>
    <o:LastSaved>2007-04-25T08:11:00Z</o:LastSaved>
    <o:Pages>1</o:Pages>
    <o:Words>207</o:Words>
    <o:Characters>1186</o:Characters>
    <o:Company>Logistik Ltd</o:Company>
    <o:Lines>9</o:Lines>
    <o:Paragraphs>2</o:Paragraphs>
    <o:CharactersWithSpaces>1391</o:CharactersWithSpaces>
    <o:Version>11.6568</o:Version>
    </o:DocumentProperties>
    </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
    <w:WordDocument>
    <w:SpellingState>Clean</w:SpellingState>
    <w:GrammarState>Clean</w:GrammarState>
    <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/>
    <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>
    <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent>
    <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>
    <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel>
    </w:WordDocument>
    </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
    <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156">
    </w:LatentStyles>
    </xml><![endif]-->
    <style>
    <!--
    /* Style Definitions */
    p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal
    {mso-style-parent:"";
    margin:0cm;
    margin-bottom:.0001pt;
    mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
    font-size:10.0pt;
    font-family:Arial;
    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";}
    a:link, span.MsoHyperlink
    {color:blue;
    text-decoration:underline;
    text-underline:single;}
    a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed
    {color:purple;
    text-decoration:underline;
    text-underline:single;}
    span.EmailStyle17
    {mso-style-type:personal;
    mso-style-noshow:yes;
    mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt;
    mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;
    font-family:Arial;
    mso-ascii-font-family:Arial;
    mso-hansi-font-family:Arial;
    mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;
    color:black;
    mso-text-animation:none;
    font-weight:normal;
    font-style:normal;
    text-decoration:none;
    text-underline:none;
    text-decoration:none;
    text-line-through:none;}
    @page Section1
    {size:612.0pt 792.0pt;
    margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt;
    mso-header-margin:35.4pt;
    mso-footer-margin:35.4pt;
    mso-paper-source:0;}
    div.Section1
    {page:Section1;}
    -->
    </style>
    <!--[if gte mso 10]>
    <style>
    /* Style Definitions */
    table.MsoNormalTable
    {mso-style-name:"Table Normal";
    mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
    mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
    mso-style-noshow:yes;
    mso-style-parent:"";
    mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;
    mso-para-margin:0cm;
    mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
    mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
    font-size:10.0pt;
    font-family:"Times New Roman";
    mso-ansi-language:#0400;
    mso-fareast-language:#0400;
    mso-bidi-language:#0400;}
    </style>
    <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
    <o:shapedefaults v:ext="edit" spidmax="5122"/>
    </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
    <o:shapelayout v:ext="edit">
    <o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1"/>
    </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]-->
    </head>

    <body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple style='tab-interval:36.0pt'>

    <div class=Section1>

    <p class=MsoNormal><a name="_MailAutoSig"><strong><span lang=EN-GB
    style='font-family:Arial;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-weight:normal;
    mso-bidi-font-weight:bold;mso-no-proof:yes'>User Name</span></strong></a><span
    style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span
    lang=EN-GB style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:yes'><o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
    normal'><span lang=EN-GB style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:
    yes'>Job Title<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:
    normal'><span style='mso-no-proof:yes'><o:p> </o:p></span></b></span></p>

    <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:-9.0pt'><span style='mso-bookmark:_MailAutoSig'><b
    style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span lang=EN-GB style='color:black;
    mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75"
    coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe"
    filled="f" stroked="f">
    <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/>
    <v:formulas>
    <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/>
    <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/>
    <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/>
    <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/>
    <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/>
    <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/>
    <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/>
    </v:formulas>
    <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/>
    <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/>
    </v:shapetype><v:shape id="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:71.25pt;
    height:71.25pt'>
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    When Notepad opens instead of Word, delete all the HTML in Notepad. Copy and paste the above into Notepad. Save the Notepad file.

    Save Outlook signature by clicking on OK until all boxes disappear in Outlook.

    When you go back to edit the signature in Outlook Word should open as the editor.

    If it does not ensure that, in Outlook the box marked Use Microsoft Word XP/2000/2002/2003 to edit email messages is checked/ticked.

    Then try again.

    The only problem I have encountered with this is that the Bold settings on the text are inverted, if your text appears bold in the signature, simply set it to bold in the editor and it will appear normal in the signature.

    This has always worked, I have done it with 2003 and I know someone who has done it with an earlier version.

    I hope this helps,

    James

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    phumberstone

    Open Word - > Tools -> Options -> E_mail Options and select any HTML signature you have previously created or copied into the C:\Documents and Settings\xxxxxx\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures folder and click OK.

    If you open the Advanced Edit (Signature) feature in Outlook, Word should now open instead of Notepad.

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    dannyjaspers

    From IE...Tools > Internet options> Programs> Set Microsoft Word as HTML

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    maggie-o

    Hi Danny! Thanks for your fix! It worked!

    - Maggie