Outlook has been the most widely used desktop-based email application for email clients. It provides a lot of interactive features for easiness and better transparency for users. One of the special feature by Outlook is the Email Editor.
Amongst several user-friendly features embedded with it, one of such features is that it provides MS Word as the Email editor. The blog is related about Outlook error "Cannot use word as email editor" & its solution.
An email editor is a computer program, which is used to edit and format the text or emails as per user’s requirement. Computer programs like MS Word, WordPad, Notepad, and HTML email editor are the alternatives that can be used as an email editor.
MS Outlook supports Word as its email editor. To set up the same follow the given steps:
Read more for knowing the methods and how to apply those methods to resolve Outlook Word email editor issue
While accessing Word as mail editor in MS Outlook, a message box is displayed in front of the Outlook users. The message box provides information to its users that Word either is in use by some other application or is not installed on the machine.
Problem Statement 2
The error ‘Outlook 2003 unable to use Word as Email Editor’ also occurs when the settings are enabled for using Word as Outlook mail editor. This kind of error appears generally due to variations in version of MS Outlook and MS word. Another reason for such error occurrence is improper configuration of Outlook and Word that may be disturbed due to abnormal shutdown of the machine.
The first measure should be to check whether user is using same version of Outlook and MS Word or not. If not, then user is advised to use the same versions of both the applications for resolving the problem. However, if the versions are identical, then go through the following workarounds for working out the problem: