Article ID: 331788
Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
If you preview an e-mail message that has a custom layout in the Preview pane in Outlook 2002, the custom layout does not appear as expected, and you receive the following error message:
This item contains active content that cannot be displayed in the preview pane. Open the item to read its contents.
Service Pack InformationThis problem is corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/307841/ )How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack
Hotfix InformationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. After you install this hotfix, follow the steps that are listed in the "More Information" section of this article to set the appropriate registry key and to activate the hotfix.
The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
Date Time Size File name --------------------------------------------------- 12-Nov-2002 12:24:00 2,287,332 Outlook.msp 12-Nov-2002 01:59:00 5,154,032 Outlookff.msp
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------------- 08-Aug-2002 19:22:19 10.0.4406.0 137,800 Impmail.dll 12-Sep-2002 19:52:41 10.0.4510.0 47,688 Outlook.exe 19-Sep-2002 13:23:05 10.0.4517.0 105,032 Envelope.dll 11-Oct-2002 14:14:12 10.0.4608.0 346,696 Exsec32.dll 11-Oct-2002 14:14:24 10.0.4608.0 92,744 Outlmime.dll 08-Nov-2002 13:47:23 10.0.4705.0 539,208 OutlCM.dll 08-Nov-2002 13:47:27 10.0.4705.0 6,314,568 Outllib.dll 08-Nov-2002 13:47:31 10.0.4705.0 121,416 Outlph.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.
This fix was designed for a specific scenario and has a relatively limited scope. It is most likely not suitable for most scenarios where custom forms are used. This fix will only permit you to preview custom forms that do not have Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) code in them. Additionally, the fix will only work if you also set registry keys to change the default Outlook form that changes the form that is used for all the items of that type in all folders.
For more information about how to change Outlook's default forms, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
241235To activate this fix so that Outlook 2002 displays custom forms that use a predefined form type, follow these steps.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/241235/ )How to globally change the default forms in Outlook by using the Forms Administrator utility
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.To activate this hotfix, follow these steps:
Article ID: 331788 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 6.0