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OL98: How to Enable or Disable Word as Your Default E-mail Editor

Article ID: 253835

Article Last Modified on 3/29/2000


  • Microsoft Outlook 98 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q253835


This article describes how to enable or disable Microsoft Word as your default e-mail editor in Outlook 98.


To use Word as your e-mail editor, you must have at least 16 megabytes (MB) of available memory.

To check your available memory:

  1. On the Help menu, click About Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Click System Info.
  3. In the System Information window, click the System Summary folder.

You will see Total Physical Memory Available in the right pane.

To enable or disable Word as your default e-mail editor:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Mail Format tab.
  2. Click to select or click to clear the Use Microsoft Word to edit e-mail messages check box.

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