Highlighter colors limited in Outlook 2007 and Word 2007

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SlideRule

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The highlighter colors in Word 2007 and Outlook 2007 are OK if you are only painting a few words. If you paint several sentences, and the result is distracting or hard to read. In Word we can use "shading" which has more color choices. Shading based on paragraphs works well, but shading based on characters loses superscripts and other formatting. One could format half a paragraph using a "style separator" but I can't use style separators in Outlook (with Word as the editor, of course). So the best solution seems to be GregMaxey's add-in highlighter. I installed it in Word 2007, but I don't see the add-in carrying over to the editor in Outlook. Suggestions welcome.
 

Diane Poremsky

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The addin would need to be re-written to work in outlook. I'm not familiar with how complex it is, so it may or may not be possible in Outlook. Does it copy and paste ok from word to outlook?

The old "WordMail" command is still available in owrd - it's called Send to mail recipient and you can add it to the ribbon or QAT. When you click it, a message header is added to the document. Look for it in Commands not in Ribbon or All Commands.
 
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