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Old 10-19-2021, 07:12 AM
thelighthouse thelighthouse is offline How do I reply to an email and insert text into original Windows 10 How do I reply to an email and insert text into original Office 2019
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I'm using Outlook 365. When I reply to an email occasionally I want to insert text into the sender's email to me such as "this is incorrect" or "Yes, this figure is right" and so forth. With Outlook installed I could do this and I would use blue font to separate my comments from the original text from the sender.



For some reason with Outlook 365 I cannot insert text into the sender's email. Is there a setting somewhere that will allow me to do this?
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Old 10-20-2021, 07:14 AM
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:26 AM
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I am going to bump this thread from last year because again today I wanted to reply to an email on Outlook online and insert text into the email I received. There's got to be a way to do this if I could do it on Outlook installed.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:52 AM
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Buried in a ribbon in every email message is a command to enable the editing of an email message. In Outlook 2019, it's here:

"Message" tab
"Actions" widget (which is about half way across the screen)
"Edit message" menu item

In other words, the command is in a location nobody would ever guess! For reasons I don't understand, the command is not available in every email message.

This sequence might get you there by pressing only four keys, one after another:

F10
h
a
e

No guarantee the "Edit message" command is in the same location, or can be reached via the same key sequence, in other versions of Outlook.
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Yes, that is the way it works with Outlook installed. But with Outlook 365 I'm not seeing it.
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Old 05-25-2022, 11:41 AM
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Are you using the desktop version of Outlook, or the web version?
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Old 05-26-2022, 05:41 AM
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The web version, the Outlook app that comes with Office 365.
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The web version of Outlook limited compared to the local version. I don't think there's a way to edit received messages. The best you may be able to do is forward a message, add your notes, and email it to yourself.
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I knew there was a way. What I have to do it hit reply first, and then I can enter text into the original incoming email. Here's a junk email I received from somebody wanting to sell me LED lights. The screenshot is after I hit reply. See my inserted text in blue.

Obviously I did not actually reply, but you see how simple it is to insert text. Why didn't I figure this out beforehand?

Thanks to all who replied. You challenged me to find a way to do it!
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