Could not find editor for H (.) file


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I have Outlook 2003 on Windows Vista Basic but when I tried making a
signature and clicked on Advance Editor, I get the usual response "This will
launch an editor not part of Microsoft Office Outlook. Do you want to
continue?" Then I clicked on Yes but receives this error message: Could not
find an editor for H (.) files. I have ticked on Use Microsoft Office Word
2003 to edit email messages. How do I remedy this?
 
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Roady [MVP]

The Advanced Editor launches your default HTML editor which you can set in
Control Panel-> Internet Options-> tab Programs
 
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Guest

I already had Microsoft Word as the default HTML editor in IE7>Internet
Options>Programs tab. The other two selections are Microsoft Excel and
Notepad. I had MS Word selected when I had encountered this error.

Roady said:
The Advanced Editor launches your default HTML editor which you can set in
Control Panel-> Internet Options-> tab Programs

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Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003


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Istik said:
I have Outlook 2003 on Windows Vista Basic but when I tried making a
signature and clicked on Advance Editor, I get the usual response "This
will
launch an editor not part of Microsoft Office Outlook. Do you want to
continue?" Then I clicked on Yes but receives this error message: Could
not
find an editor for H (.) files. I have ticked on Use Microsoft Office Word
2003 to edit email messages. How do I remedy this?
 
R

Roady [MVP]

What happens when you set it to Notepad?

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003


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Istik said:
I already had Microsoft Word as the default HTML editor in IE7>Internet
Options>Programs tab. The other two selections are Microsoft Excel and
Notepad. I had MS Word selected when I had encountered this error.

Roady said:
The Advanced Editor launches your default HTML editor which you can set
in
Control Panel-> Internet Options-> tab Programs

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003


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Istik said:
I have Outlook 2003 on Windows Vista Basic but when I tried making a
signature and clicked on Advance Editor, I get the usual response "This
will
launch an editor not part of Microsoft Office Outlook. Do you want to
continue?" Then I clicked on Yes but receives this error message: Could
not
find an editor for H (.) files. I have ticked on Use Microsoft Office
Word
2003 to edit email messages. How do I remedy this?
 
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This worked for me

I had the same problem with Windows Vista trying to run Outlook 2003. I got around it as follows.

Open a New Message in Outlook.
In the Menu Bar that includes Send on the left side, there should be an Options button.
Click on the arrow button located just to the right of the Options button.
Click on the Email Signature button.
Alternative, you can also highlight the email signature of a new message and right-mouse click.

You can create a new email signature right there by block copying it in from the outside. You can also edit existing signatures there. It seems to work better than using Word's HTML editor, too.


I hope this helps everyone else. My signature now includes my updated business logo created as a .jpg file.

 
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I have Outlook 2003 on Windows Vista Basic but when I tried making a
signature and clicked on Advance Editor, I get the usual response "This will
launch an editor not part of Microsoft Office Outlook. Do you want to
continue?" Then I clicked on Yes but receives this error message: Could not
find an editor for H (.) files. I have ticked on Use Microsoft Office Word
2003 to edit email messages. How do I remedy this?
 
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I have Outlook 2003 with Windows 7 Professional. I have made many custom signature blocks in the past but when I tried making a new one and clicked on Advance Editor, I got the usual response "This will launch an editor not part of Microsoft Office Outlook. Do you want to continue?" So I clicked on yes, as usual, but received an error message instead: "Could not find an editor for H (.) files." I use Microsoft Office Word 2003 as my email editing program. After much searching, I found the answer that worked for me from ihightower posted December 9, 2010. (Very easy and it worked when other answers did not work.)

  1. Open a New Message in Outlook.

  2. In the Menu Bar that includes Send on the left side, there should be an Options button.

  3. Click on the arrow button located just to the right of the Options button.

  4. Click on the Email Signature button.

  5. You can edit existing signatures there;
    Delete existing signatures;
    Create new signatures;
    Create/Modify signatures with graphics;
    Create/Modify a signature with an animated .gif file. (I used my script signature that I created with some animation software.)
    Create unique signature for new emails, replies, friends and business purposes.
This seems to work better than using Word's HTML editor, too (when it was working). I hope this helps everyone else. Here is an example of one of my animated signature files:

Thanks,
Peggy (Pedj) Burks.gif
 

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