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#1 Izzy

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 04:57 PM

I have office 2003 pro, but only installed, Word 2003, Excel 2003, Outlook 2003 and Publisher 2003 as they are only what i use. My problem is outlook 2003, when i open to do a message i get this 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. An OLE registration error occurred. The program is not correctly installed" i don't know what is wrong but Word is installed and is working fine just that Outlook is having problems with it. Since i had un-installed office and re-installed it didn't resolve this problem how can i set OUtlook's email editor instead of Word to avoid this annoying message?

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 09:56 PM

Strange to have problems after installation. In case you haven't done it:
Run Outlook.
Tools > Options > Mail format.
Check the format dropdown for whatever you want, I suspect plain text.
Next two checkboxes which refer to two possible Word2003 formats should be unchecked.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 02:42 AM

I have checked in there and the 2 word options weren't checked and the format was set HTML i changed to plain text. i checked the other 2 options referring to Word 2003 and the problem is gone must be something as a "Hickup" in the installation somewhere it all seems fine now. Thank you for your suggestions.

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 05:57 AM

the stinkin' problem is back and i re-tried what i've done previously and not working. so i unistalled the 2003 version and put 2002 version on and same problem when i google search it says it's something to do with Word Viewer 97/00/XP and installing 2003 will fix it. 1. I've never used a word viewer, never installed one. 2. i tried installing word viewer 2003 and didn't do any thing so i removed it. it's a stupid thing. well MICROSOFT on the packet explains a lot.

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:05 AM

Hi Izzy.
Word viewer is only required for systems that do not already have word installed, which you do.
I don't think your installed office components were registered correctly in the first place.
Uninstall Office 02, reinstall Office 03. After 03 is installed and a reboot, Open regedit and navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnInstall. Click each subkey and look in the box to the right for Microsoft office 2003. When you find the correct subkey, right click it and select "Copy Key Name" then paste it in notepad. Exit the reg. Click Start>Run.
Type "Msiexec.exe /fm <GUID only portion of key you copied>" (no quotes) and then hit your enter key.
Don't paste the whole path, you only need the {blabla} portion.
Example would look like this:
Msiexec.exe /fm {90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}
The command will correctly register all office components and icons for Office 2003. It does not work for 02.
If you have anything running in the background, temporarily kill it before you start.

Edited by HitSquad, 29 June 2006 - 07:11 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:52 AM

Ok here's what i've done:

1. Uninstalled Office Pro 2002 (XP)
2. Re-Installed Office Pro 2003
3. Rebooted
4. Opened regedit
5. Copied Key Name into Note Pad
6. Closed Regedit
7. Start/run typed in Msiexec.exe/fm {90110409etc} clicked ok

message comes up "Windows cannot find Msiexec.exe/fm" Please make sure you have typed it in correctly. What's wrong?

I went into Outlook 2003 and opened a new message and it opened with Word for email editor so is it fine now?

Edited by Izzy, 29 June 2006 - 07:55 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:13 AM

You need to leave a space between .exe and /fm, exactly like my example. :thumbsup:

I went into Outlook 2003 and opened a new message and it opened with Word for email editor so is it fine now?

EDIT: Run the command as an insurance policy anyway. Typicly you really only run the command for a side-by-side install of office 03 and another version, which MS strongly discourages because of the exact issues you are experiencing. That is why it only works for 03. It ensures everything for 03, and only 03, is registered correctly. I think that either your original uninstall of 02 or your first install of 03 was jacked up. Might of even been interfered with by another running app, which is why I recommended you kill those before proceeding, especially anti-virus.

Edited by HitSquad, 29 June 2006 - 08:43 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2006 - 09:28 PM

oh i see i stuffed up and didn't put the space in after .exe anyway i checked my email this morning and replied to it and i had that problem again so i tried the run msiexec.exe fm/ {numbersinsertedhere} and still hasn't solved it. it is still doing it. anyway i posted what came up on the screen when i entered the msiexec.exe fm/ correctly:

Windows Installer. V 3.01.4000.1823

msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

Install Options
</package | /i> <Product.msi>
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/a <Product.msi>
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/j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 09:30 PM

it also said something about a OLE registration error ocurred. run setup again to fix this problem. it used to work fine unil now.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 02:55 AM

I read somewhere that such an error may be as a result of a bad installation of Outlook Express. Try removing OE via Add/Remove Programs ->Add/Remove Windows Componants.

Reboot.

Repair Office 2003 (should be an option on the CD or in the Help menu of Outlook, this is just to be thorough :thumbsup: ).

Reboot.

Reinstall Outlook Express via the Add/Remove Windows Componants mentioned above (you'll need the XP cd)

Reboot.

Create a phony OE account (like no_one@nowhere.org or something :flowers: )

Reboot.

Test Outlook.

Let us know how it goes!

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 08 August 2006 - 03:01 AM.


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Posted 10 August 2006 - 01:26 AM

hurray, it is working after all that. thanks heeps. must be conflicting with each other or something. thanks Amazing Andrew.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:45 PM

It was my pleasure! :thumbsup:

Why do you think they call me Amazing Andrew? (because that's what I registered as when I signed up!) :flowers:

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 07:28 PM

maybe because you're bloody amazing.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:10 AM

Aww, shucks... :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:56 AM

no really, you didn't use the name for nothing...




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