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    I think of implementing functionality in outlook e-mail editor that is very similar to Tags in OneNote.

    Is that at all possible to customize mail editor (as well as viewer) in outlook in such a way?

    I'm new to office development, but afaik, outlook uses Word editor for mail editor and IE for read only view of e-mails. Could they be customized somehow?

    Any tips in which directions should I dig into are very appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 3:29 PM


  • Yes, for Outlook 2007+ you can use the Word Object Model to interact with the Inspector.WordEditor property for any open e-mail.  How you choose to implement your idea of tags is totally up to you.

    IE is no longer used to render e-mails in Outlook 2007+.  Word also renders Plain Text and Rich Text formatted e-mails.

    Eric Legault
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    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 4:15 PM