Category : External Editor
Can I use Microsoft Word as my editor ?
No. Or at least, I woudn't recommend it, as it only works more or less, and only in some specific situations.
Word causes 2 problems:
But Word is not a text editor, it's a word processor. Why would you use it here ? Some people wanted to benefit from Word's real time spell checking. In this case, the In-Line SpellChecker will solve the problem better. And this functionnality is now embedded in Thunderbird 1.1 .
- If another document is already open in Word, it returns immediately after opening your message, so that External Editor thinks you have finished your work.
- Some file locking problem (which I still haven't understood really) also avoid sometimes External Editor to works properly.