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    Strange reply formatting in Outlook 2010

    All of a sudden [I think], if I reply to an plain text e-mail, it "auto indents" the initial message, like the clip shows, and there seems to be no way to remove the indent in my response, so that my response is indented as well..

    What could be causing this? Is there a way to fix it?

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    There's a setting somewhere that will indent replies to make a thread more readable. Someplace in mail properties IIRC...

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    Check your settings in Outlook options | Mail | Reply and Forward



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    Truly plain text would have to use spaces or tabs for indenting. I wonder whether the format is changing when you reply? I think this might happen if you set "always use my stationery" in the options, but that's just a guess.

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    Joe, those seem correct -- and I just noticed that this happens with text-formatted messages, but not html format.

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    I'll look at that, Jefferson.

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    Joe / Jefferson;

    OK..

    I checked my fonts etc. and they are set to use my fonts for replying and forwarding. I went to a text format message, and when I went to reply, it did move the whole top (address) block in about an inch, and refused to be moved back. If I then switched it to HTML, the indent went away and everything returned to as I thought it should be.

    If I sit and just flip the format back and forth, the block moves accordingly each time -- and allows no changes to the indent when in text mode.

    Now on the one hand this seems, albeit strange, like something that could be adjusted for. But this is the first I've seen this, and I'm using the same stationary, and sending e-mail to the same people, so I wonder why all of a sudden...

    In text mode it is forcing a tabbed first line -- that cannot be removed, and in HTML it leaves it up to me. *Very* strange.

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    Joe / Jefferson;

    I tried replacing the e-mail template, but that made no difference.

    What's happening appears to be a forced indent after a hard return (first line [of paragraph only], and only when in plain text formatting --

    BUT --

    If I am in HTML format, and switch to plain text, everything I have typed until then gets indented (one tab seemingly), and cannot be moved back (to the left margin".


    I wish I could figure o0ut what caused this... I found nothing on the web about it at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    If I am in HTML format, and switch to plain text, everything I have typed until then gets indented (one tab seemingly), and cannot be moved back (to the left margin".
    If you then mail that message to yourself, when you receive it, is it in Plain Text format still and is it still indented?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    If you then mail that message to yourself, when you receive it, is it in Plain Text format still and is it still indented?
    Jefferson, yes, if I send myself a plain text e-mail (that was indented as soon as I picked plain text) it is still indented and plain text when I receive it.
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    Guys, right now I'm feeling sort of foolish:

    When I change the format to "Text" from HTML, or, if I start out in Text mode, OR, if respond to a text-only e-mail, what is happening and I don't know yet why) is that the left *margin* is being moved in -- so of course my text is moved with it. When I moved the margin back to the left border, the type went with it.

    So now, the question(s) I suppose, is why that happens automatically, and (how) can I turn it off?

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