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Chapter 24. Working and Collaborating Online > Using Word as an E-Mail Editor

Using Word as an E-Mail Editor

Almost everyone has had at least a brush with e-mail in one form or another. As an experienced Word user, you’ve probably sent more e-mail messages than you care to think about. What you need to know about sending e-mail messages in Word is rooted in the Wordspecific “how-to’s.” In this part of the chapter, you’ll see how you can get the most out of the e-mail features in Word.

As you might imagine, you can use Word to send messages formatted as plain text, rich text, or HTML. Most new and updated versions of e-mail applications (including Outlook 2003) offer a choice of plain text or HTML; earlier or scaled-down e-mail applications generally support plain-text messages only. When you use Word, you can use any of the three formats described in the following list. The pros and cons given below should help you decide which format best suits your needs:


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