AppleScript Error -1708

Whenever I press Ctl-Shift-S in Word 2011, I get AppleScript Error -1708.  When I OK that, it comes back with the same plus a Create New Outlook Mail Message dialog. Originally, Ctl-Shift-S was a shortcut for CharLeftExtend, but now it's unassigned, and the problem persists.  I would like to have it assigned again.  Any ideas?

iMac OSX 10.7.5, 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5


Shift+Control+S is assigned to an Automator Workflow that sends selected content to either Outlook or Entourage. That prevents it from being used as a custom keyboard shortcut in Word.

The -1708 error indicates that the workflow cannot be executed. The failure most likely is due to either (a) having no content selected, or (b) not having Entourage or Outlook as the default email program.

CharLeftExtend has a default keystroke of Shift+Left Arrow... Why not use that?

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Last updated December 19, 2017 Views 376 Applies to: