BUG: Outlook corrupts Textboxes

Summary:  Outlook replaces TEXTbox with Graphic on Send

Attachment: Outlook_bug.png

Traceability: MS-UI-190429  (Win 10 / Outlook ver 16.0.10325.20118)

  • IMPACT:  
    1. Lost time for sender and all recipients
    2. Breaks Requirement UI-CU-DB-190429 usability be usable  after sending/receiving
    3. Work around - time consuming and undocumented
  • Steps to reproduce:
    1. In Outlook, create an email in HTM format  containing a TextBox
      (Highlight TEXT then Alt-N-X-H or mouse "Tab: Insert | Textbox")
    2. SEND and receive the email
    3. Open the received  email: (or open from the SENT subfolder)
    4. Attempt to highlight, copy, paste the textbox CONTENTs to another application or file
  • Problem[s]: The object has been changed from TEXT to a NON-editable IMAGE
  • Frequency / Reproducibility:    100%
  • Workaround:
    1. Forward or Reply to open Outlook's native EDITOR
    2. Right click on the broken Textbox graphic
    3. Choose "Format Autoshape"
    4. Click top right TAB "Alt Text"
    5. Copy / Recover the text: There may be a limit that truncates it.
  • Expected Behavior:
    1. Any change in data or accessibility should generate a useful error and/or an error log entry

Batch: Kill Zombie Tasks

@echo off

rem TMstatus.bat set zombie vars to full or partial task name to test remove from Task Manager
Demonstrates (a) Timestamps (b) FOR parsing of delimited fields and (c) IF logical comparisons
NOTE: Replace 'Zombie1' and 'Zombie2', with your choice from command line TASKLIST

set zombie1=firef
set zombie2=SoftwareUpdate
set hasargument=no_argument
if not "%1"=="" set hasargument=%1

set xtime=%time::=%
set xtime=%xtime:.=_%
set xdate=%date: =_%
set xdate=%xdate:/=_%
rem set xdate=%xdate:~4%
set xtime=%xtime:~0,-3%
rem set timestamp=%xdate%_%xtime%
set timestamp=%xdate%
rem set newdir=_hold_%timestamp%
set outputfile=taskman%xdate%.log

set randfile=delete%random%.txt
TASKLIST /NH /FI "IMAGENAME eq %zombie1%*"
TASKLIST /NH /FI "IMAGENAME eq %zombie2%*"

TASKLIST /NH /FI "IMAGENAME eq %zombie1%*" >> %randfile%
TASKLIST /NH /FI "IMAGENAME eq %zombie2%*" >> %randfile%

for /f "tokens=3" %%f in ('find /i /c "%zombie1%" %randfile%') do set whatcount1=%%f
for /f "tokens=3" %%g in ('find /i /c "%zombie2%" %randfile%') do set whatcount2=%%g
echo %timestamp% %0 count of %zombie1% is: %whatcount1%
echo %timestamp% %0 count of %zombie1% is: %whatcount2%

echo %timestamp% %0 %hasargument% count of %zombie1% is: %whatcount1% >> %outputfile%
echo - %timestamp% %0 %hasargument% count of %zombie2% is: %whatcount2% >> %outputfile%
rem if %whatcount% GTE 2 TASKKILL /S system /U username /P password /FI "IMAGENAME eq note*"
if %whatcount1% GEQ 1 TASKKILL /FI "IMAGENAME eq %zombie1%*" >> %outputfile%
if %whatcount2% GEQ 1 TASKKILL /FI "IMAGENAME eq %zombie2%*" >> %outputfile%
DEL %randfile%


if "%1"=="" echo end of %0
if "%1"=="" pause