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    New Contact - paragraph and font formatting (2003)

    Sometimes when I create a new contact, I copy some material from the internet, such as a web address, and after pasting it into the Outlook contact, the formatting of the copied text is different from that of the rest of the text in the contact. For example, there appears to be spacing before and after the text such that when I press enter, it appears that the text is spaced at 1.5 lines instead of single spaced.

    Normally, in Word, this can be fixed in the paragraph dialogue, but no such settings are in Outlook's dialogue and ctrl + Q does not fix the problem.

    Doing soft returns after each lines brings them back down to single spacing, but this is time-consuming. Any suggestions as to other solutions?

    Also, with fonts, I am used to being able to change so many settings in Word's font dialogue, such as setting the text to allcaps. However, I don't see this in the Outlook fonts settings. Is there a way in Outlook to use all of Word's many font settings, such as all caps, strikethrough, etc.?

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    JMT

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    Re: New Contact - paragraph and font formatting (2003)

    In Outlook through 2003, dunno about 2007, the Body of Contact, Task, and Appointment Items is Microsoft Rich Text Format. So if you paste to the Body, I understand that the existing formatting is retained to the extent that it can be rendered in RTF. You can do some basic editing, under the Format menu dialogs, or by selecting and right clicking all or part of Body text and selecting Font or Paragraph, but <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15> the formatting power of Word is not available.

    If I have a real mish-mash of fonts and styles, I drop them all into Notepad and paste to the Body from there - it removes all the formating.
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    Re: New Contact - paragraph and font formatting (2003)

    What I don't understand is this: if the RTF has enough formatting power to retain the paragraph settings from the source text that I am copying from, then why won't it let me go in there and personally modify those paragraph settings?

    JMT

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