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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Could not find an editor for H (.) file

Having headache trying to create Microsoft Outlook 2003 email Signature in Windows 7, using Advanced Edit function. Prompted with error "could not find an editor for H (.) file".

Tried the method in Control Panel - Internet Options - Programs - HTML Editing & setting the default program to Microsoft Office Words, but still doesn't work.

This method should work. Click on Internet Programs - Set Programs - Associate a file type... Scroll down & look for .htm & change the default program to Microsoft Office Words.


16 comments:

..-*. Ms. Klao said...

This works! Thank you so much!

Tim said...

Doesn't work for me. I've spent two hours trying this same variation of fix. Am running Windows 7 and have Outlook 2003, but the same error message keeps cropping up. I'm not a novice user, either. Plus, seems LOTS of people aren't having success with this fix. If you find a fix, we'd all love to hear it!

Rye and Mai said...

Magnificent! Thank you very much.

Phil said...

Me too. Same problem. I don't really think of myelf as a computer novice but I'm starting to wonder now.

I believe Ive tried everything.
Has anyone found a fix??
Would love to hear about it also!

Julia Haston said...

I concur with Tim

Natalie said...

I tried this but it didn't work for me but I think I've found a solution.

My email editor opens in Microsoft Word so I went to "Options" clicked the "General" tab and then "Email Options"

You can then edit your signature in this window without it opening an external editor.

Hope this helps!

Natalie said...

I tried this but it didn't work for me but I think I've found a solution.

My email editor opens in Microsoft Word so I went to "Options" clicked the "General" tab and then "Email Options"

You can then edit your signature in this window without it opening an external editor.

Hope this helps!

Maddy said...

Yes! At last, thank you so much

Ed said...

2nd option (file association) worked like a charm.

@Natalie, if you're doing any highly formatted signatures, the external editor option is your only option.

Sarah King said...

Thank you, you've helped me solve my problem and saved me time and I really appreciate it! :)

Peter said...

Yes this works for me .

After trying for hours Natalie's suggestiuon worked and you can copy and paste pictures into your signature and it works.
After you choose WORD as your email editor for all new messages, open a new message . Then do as Natalie says and click on OPTIONS , then click on EMAIL SIGNATURE. This editor looks exactly the same as the one in the tools/options drop down but if you crete a signaute in a normal word documnet with what ever pictures you ahve then cut and paste it here it will work .
Thanks Natalie

dizzyguy73 said...

That's great folks. Happy n glad to know it helps. Cheers...

alhs said...

it's work.. thx a lot

Glenne said...

You are a total star! I've been on this for hours and this worked. Thank you Precious.
Glen
www.glenladegaard.com

Owen Jones said...

I don't understand why people suggest making Word the default handler for htm, my default is Firefox.
I don't want to use Word as my browser.

Anyway, I got round this (Outlook 2003 and W7) by creating the sigfile in Web Expression 2 and copying and pasting it into the sigfile editor.

It works fine.

Owen

David J Palmer said...

Can confirm this has worked for me also. Many thanks.

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