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    carriage return (outlook 2000)

    In MS Word, in order to enter a carriage return into the text, I type "shift-enter
    In MS Excel, in order to enter a carriage return into the cell, I type "alt-enter"
    How do I enter a carriage return in outlook?

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    Re: carriage return (outlook 2000)

    enter?

    seriously, it depends on if you are using the native editor or word and what format. encoding may also effect it - quotable-printable understands hard and soft returns and it can affect how the lines wrap or don't. (use enter to force a line break)

    for plain text email, use enter. for html, i think shift+enter to get a half-line. (i rarely use html <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>)

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    Re: carriage return (outlook 2000)

    Or if you're doing something in code you can use the constant vbcr as in

    "This is line one. " & vbcr & "This is line two." & vbcr & vbcr & "This line is two returns down."

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    Re: carriage return (outlook 2000)

    Thanx for the reply.
    although i did not state it in my post, my question about carriage returns was really limited to Outlook Contacts (e. g., Contact Notes, Contact Address).
    In MS Word or MS Excel, I often use a carriage return to arrange text so that it will fit left to right on a printed page. (as a matter of fact, In composing this reply,
    I am using carriage returns so that my text does not roll to the right of my screen, where I cannot see it without scrolling.)

    By the way, I'm pretty new to this posting business. If I want to clarify a previous post, do I clarify it in my response to you, or is there a way I can "alter"
    my original post?

    thanx

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    Re: carriage return (outlook 2000)

    You can edit it.
    On any post where you are the originator, you get an extra button which is 'Edit post' - it takes you into the same sort of posting field as when you originally made the post and then you can alter the text and re-post
    BUT if you are clarifying, it's best to produce a new post so everyone can follow the sequence. Editing posts is mainly for correcting errors - like this one.
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    Re: carriage return (outlook 2000)

    Well, most of the time it's better to use enter, but shift enter works. it can mess things up in mail merges though.

    BTW - you really don't need to manually enter line breaks, in most cases the software will format it correctly for your screen. Adding manualy line breaks, except for new paragraphs, can result in a ragged block of text. To see what i mean, adjust the width of your browser - the lines should adjust accordingly... (some versions of netscape are buggy though)

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