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how do I count characters and words in outlook? [message #40623] Wed, 11 October 2006 13:51 Go to next message
john4703  is currently offline john4703
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At work we use Outlook to respond to text messages. We need to count
characters to keep below the 160 maximum for a text message. How do we do
this in Outlook?
Re: how do I count characters and words in outlook? [message #40625] Wed, 11 October 2006 13:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
outlookmvp  is currently offline outlookmvp
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use word as the editor and use it's word count feature.

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"john4703" <john4703@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> At work we use Outlook to respond to text messages. We need to count
> characters to keep below the 160 maximum for a text message. How do we do
> this in Outlook?



Re: how do I count characters and words in outlook? [message #40639] Wed, 11 October 2006 14:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
john4703  is currently offline john4703
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Registered: October 2006
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This is the obvious answer but we have an IT manger who watches his budget
like a hawk and does not want to spent the cash for several more Word
licenses. I feel there must be some way of counting characters in Outlook
but I am missing it.
Maybe there is some free software that does a character count?
All help very much appreciated.


"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:

> use word as the editor and use it's word count feature.
>
> --
> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
>
> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>
>
> "john4703" <john4703@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:90C2DD84-C7D6-46D5-B4C0-6F6A078B9434@microsoft.com...
> > At work we use Outlook to respond to text messages. We need to count
> > characters to keep below the 160 maximum for a text message. How do we do
> > this in Outlook?
>
>
>
Re: how do I count characters and words in outlook? [message #40640] Wed, 11 October 2006 14:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
john4703  is currently offline john4703
Messages: 8
Registered: October 2006
Junior Member
This is the obvious answer but we have an IT manger who watches his budget
like a hawk and does not want to spent the cash for several more Word
licenses. I feel there must be some way of counting characters in Outlook
but I am missing it.
Maybe there is some free software that does a character count?
All help very much appreciated.


"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:

> use word as the editor and use it's word count feature.
>
> --
> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
>
> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>
>
> "john4703" <john4703@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:90C2DD84-C7D6-46D5-B4C0-6F6A078B9434@microsoft.com...
> > At work we use Outlook to respond to text messages. We need to count
> > characters to keep below the 160 maximum for a text message. How do we do
> > this in Outlook?
>
>
>
Re: how do I count characters and words in outlook? [message #40700] Wed, 11 October 2006 16:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Blessing  is currently offline John Blessing
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You could put some custom vba code in the itemsend event.

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http://www.LbeHelpdesk.com - Help Desk software priced to suit all
businesses
http://www.room-booking-software.com - Schedule rooms & equipment bookings
for your meeting/class over the web.
http://www.lbetoolbox.com - Remove Duplicates from MS Outlook, find/replace,
send newsletters

"john4703" <john4703@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1CE5CBA0-74EF-4605-AC77-1AA996469D3F@microsoft.com...
> This is the obvious answer but we have an IT manger who watches his budget
> like a hawk and does not want to spent the cash for several more Word
> licenses. I feel there must be some way of counting characters in Outlook
> but I am missing it.
> Maybe there is some free software that does a character count?
> All help very much appreciated.
>
>
> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> use word as the editor and use it's word count feature.
>>
>> --
>> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
>> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
>> Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
>> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
>> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
>>
>> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
>> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
>> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
>> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>>
>>
>> "john4703" <john4703@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:90C2DD84-C7D6-46D5-B4C0-6F6A078B9434@microsoft.com...
>> > At work we use Outlook to respond to text messages. We need to count
>> > characters to keep below the 160 maximum for a text message. How do we
>> > do
>> > this in Outlook?
>>
>>
>>
Re: how do I count characters and words in outlook? [message #74109] Wed, 11 October 2006 13:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
outlookmvp  is currently offline outlookmvp
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use word as the editor and use it's word count feature.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM


"john4703" <john4703@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:90C2DD84-C7D6-46D5-B4C0-6F6A078B9434@microsoft.com...
> At work we use Outlook to respond to text messages. We need to count
> characters to keep below the 160 maximum for a text message. How do we do
> this in Outlook?
Re: how do I count characters and words in outlook? [message #74118] Wed, 11 October 2006 14:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
john4703  is currently offline john4703
Messages: 8
Registered: October 2006
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This is the obvious answer but we have an IT manger who watches his budget
like a hawk and does not want to spent the cash for several more Word
licenses. I feel there must be some way of counting characters in Outlook
but I am missing it.
Maybe there is some free software that does a character count?
All help very much appreciated.


"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:

> use word as the editor and use it's word count feature.
>
> --
> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
>
> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>
>
> "john4703" <john4703@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:90C2DD84-C7D6-46D5-B4C0-6F6A078B9434@microsoft.com...
> > At work we use Outlook to respond to text messages. We need to count
> > characters to keep below the 160 maximum for a text message. How do we do
> > this in Outlook?
>
>
>
Re: how do I count characters and words in outlook? [message #74119] Wed, 11 October 2006 14:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
john4703  is currently offline john4703
Messages: 8
Registered: October 2006
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This is the obvious answer but we have an IT manger who watches his budget
like a hawk and does not want to spent the cash for several more Word
licenses. I feel there must be some way of counting characters in Outlook
but I am missing it.
Maybe there is some free software that does a character count?
All help very much appreciated.


"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:

> use word as the editor and use it's word count feature.
>
> --
> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
>
> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>
>
> "john4703" <john4703@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:90C2DD84-C7D6-46D5-B4C0-6F6A078B9434@microsoft.com...
> > At work we use Outlook to respond to text messages. We need to count
> > characters to keep below the 160 maximum for a text message. How do we do
> > this in Outlook?
>
>
>
Re: how do I count characters and words in outlook? [message #74167] Wed, 11 October 2006 16:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Blessing  is currently offline John Blessing
Messages: 349
Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
You could put some custom vba code in the itemsend event.

--
John Blessing

http://www.LbeHelpdesk.com - Help Desk software priced to suit all
businesses
http://www.room-booking-software.com - Schedule rooms & equipment bookings
for your meeting/class over the web.
http://www.lbetoolbox.com - Remove Duplicates from MS Outlook, find/replace,
send newsletters

"john4703" <john4703@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1CE5CBA0-74EF-4605-AC77-1AA996469D3F@microsoft.com...
> This is the obvious answer but we have an IT manger who watches his budget
> like a hawk and does not want to spent the cash for several more Word
> licenses. I feel there must be some way of counting characters in Outlook
> but I am missing it.
> Maybe there is some free software that does a character count?
> All help very much appreciated.
>
>
> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> use word as the editor and use it's word count feature.
>>
>> --
>> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
>> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
>> Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
>> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
>> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
>>
>> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
>> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
>> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
>> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>>
>>
>> "john4703" <john4703@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:90C2DD84-C7D6-46D5-B4C0-6F6A078B9434@microsoft.com...
>> > At work we use Outlook to respond to text messages. We need to count
>> > characters to keep below the 160 maximum for a text message. How do we
>> > do
>> > this in Outlook?
>>
>>
>>
Re: how do I count characters and words in outlook? [message #419222] Wed, 17 September 2008 13:28 Go to previous message
jerryk  is currently offline jerryk
Messages: 18
Registered: June 2007
Junior Member
How do I do this in Outlook/Word 2007? I can get the word count in the
status bar in Word, but I don't see how to get it in Outlook.
Thank you.
JerryK

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:

> use word as the editor and use it's word count feature.
>
> --
> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
>
> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>
>
> "john4703" <john4703@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:90C2DD84-C7D6-46D5-B4C0-6F6A078B9434@microsoft.com...
> > At work we use Outlook to respond to text messages. We need to count
> > characters to keep below the 160 maximum for a text message. How do we do
> > this in Outlook?
>
>
>
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