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I have closely followed the creation instructions from "how-to-outlook' in

order to view gif animations in Outlook 7. However when running it I get the

following error message, marked by me between brackets (THIS IS THE ERROR) in

the complete VB-script. What is wrong/have I done wrong? I use windows 7


Any suggestions please!

Sub OpenInBrowser()

Dim BrowserLocation As String

Dim AlwaysConvert As Boolean

Dim EvaluateHTML As Boolean

'=============Set your variables in the section


'The default settings are optimized for viewing newsletters and receiving

'messages with HTML forms or animated gif-files embedded in the message.

'Set the location of the executable of the browser you want to use.

'Standard value: "C:\Program Files(x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

BrowserLocation = "C:\Program Files(x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

'When set to True, we will let Outlook convert the message to HTML.

'The message will be opened in the configured browser just as it

'appears in Outlook.

'Standard value: False

AlwaysConvert = False

'When set to True, we will look for embedded resources in the HTML

message and

'determine whether Outlook should convert the message or whether we can


'the HTML directly. When set to False, we will always strip the HTML and


'embedded resources.

'For this setting to take effect, AlwaysConvert must be set to False.

'Standard value: True

EvaluateHTML = True

'=======Don't modify the code below unless you know what you are


'Get the user's TempFolder to store the item in

Dim FSO As Object, TmpFolder As Object

Set FSO = CreateObject("scripting.filesystemobject")

Set FileName = FSO.GetSpecialFolder(2)

'Get all selected items

Dim MyOlNamespace As Outlook.NameSpace

Set MyOlNamespace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")

Set MyOlSelection = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection

'Make sure at least one item is selected

If MyOlSelection.Count = 0 Then

Response = MsgBox("Please select an item first", vbExclamation,


Exit Sub

End If

'Make sure only one item is selected

If MyOlSelection.Count > 1 Then

Response = MsgBox("Please select only one item", vbExclamation,


Exit Sub

End If

'Retrieve the selected item

Set MyselectedItem = MyOlSelection.Item(1)

'construct the filename

strname = "www_howto-outlook_com"

FileName = FileName & "\" & strname & ".htm"

'If the message is in HTML format we directly capture the HTML from the


'to construct our htm-file. This will allow us to capture as many HTML


'as possible. If it is a different format, or if the HTML mail includes


'resources we let Outlook convert it to HTML.

Dim OutlookConvert As Boolean

OutlookConvert = True

If MyselectedItem.BodyFormat = olFormatHTML And AlwaysConvert = False Then

Dim rawHTML As String

rawHTML = MyselectedItem.HTMLBody

If EvaluateHTML = False Then

OutlookConvert = False


'Check if there are embedded resources in the message.

'If it does, we let Outlook convert the message.

If InStr(UCase(rawHTML), UCase("src=""cid:")) = 0 Then

OutlookConvert = False

End If

End If

End If

'Write the temp-file

If OutlookConvert = False Then

'create the htm-file in the temp folder and write the HTML code

to it

Set objFile = FSO.CreateTextFile(FileName, True)

objFile.Write "" & rawHTML


Set objFile = Nothing


'let Outlook convert the message and save the selected item

'as htm to the temp folder

MyselectedItem.SaveAs FileName, olHTML

End If

'open the saved item in the browser

Shell BrowserLocation & " " & FileName, vbNormalFocus (THIS IS THE



Set FSO = Nothing

Set FileName = Nothing

Set MyOlNamespace = Nothing

Set MyOlSelection = Nothing

Set MyselectedItem = Nothing

End Sub
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