A hack to fix Outlook E-mail reply quoting

Want to use the ">" feature in Outlook right now? Well, I have one of those good news/bad news deals for you: there is a way to make it work right now--that's the good news. The bad news is that you have to use Word as your E-mail editor.

Still interested? Here's how you do it:

1) Download the email_quoted.dot template from the Internet Nexus Web site:
It's 7K in size.

2) Copy the file into the Microsoft Office\Office directory. This is typically in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office, but it could be anywhere if you changed the default installation directory.

3) Open Outlook, and choose Options from the Tools menu. Check "Use Word as the e-mail editor" if it isn't already.

4) Click the "Template" button and select "email_quoted" in the WordMail Template dialog box.

5) To test it, reply to an E-mail. There should be a new toolbar button on the Formatting toolbar that looks like a white cartoon speech bubble. When replying to any e-mail, first click this button. A ">" character should be added to the beginning of each line in the E-mail.

This document template was created and kindly distributed by Jensen Harris. It is provided without a warranty of any kind: if you try it and it doesn't work, you're on your own. On that note, I have tried it and it works great. Jensen is very interested in your feedback, including ways to improve the template. If you write him, please mention that you heard about his template from WinInfo, but please do not write him with support issues.


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