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    Outlook Mail Formats

    Hi,
    Can someone explain what template word uses for mail messages when using word as the outlook editor?
    My signature always goes to 12 point text even when I change it. As best I can tell, there's another template somewhere I can't find that's got normal style as 12 point.
    My normal template has it as 10 point, which is what I want!
    I got around this by redefining the signature style as NOT being based on normal, but I still wanna know what's going on!??

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    which outlook? it varies with the version, although
    outlook as the editor doesn't use templates, not like you think of with word.
    signature files are stored in files and i thought you can change the text size in them, not that i use the built in signature stuff.

    ok, from looking in ol2000, you can change the text size in the signature options, when designing the sig. it only applies to html and RTF, BTW.

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    dang, i need to get new glasses.
    locate the email.dot template, load it as a template and change the text size there then save. you're on your own after this, i don't use word as the editor. [img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    I'm using OL2k in IMO with Word, HTML as the default editor.
    I've changed the font size in the signature creation dialogue about 30 times but until I changed the style definition, it didn't matter - it was based on normal style and when that changed from my prefered 10 point left justified to MS's prefered 12pt fully justified, my signature changed too!
    There has to be a concealed special html message template. (Did I mention this only happens in replies and forwards!!!???)
    When doing a new message, it appears to use my normal template - I proved this by editing the template and seeing the effect in messages.
    Thanks again.

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    ol2k only uses the email.dot. did you change the normal.dot or the email.dot?

    Ol98 had some others, but MS took them away [img]/w3timages/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    MMM,
    I changed the normal.dot & swear that affected my messages!
    I'll try email.dot. I seem to have 2 of them at present (probably thanks to the OL98 upgrade)
    Why does MS use "1033" as a folder name? I seem to have one of these in the office folder and one in templates folder, both within Ms Office main folder!
    THanks

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    They also seemed to hide the ability to choose templates - I had my own default in OL98, but there's no sign of what OL2k is using!

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    1033 indicates english language version of office. each language has a different number.

    but don't as what they are, i don't know offhand[img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    the stayle could be stored in normal, but email uses email.dot.

    no sign of which template it's using for what? email? normal documents? you can't choose for email, outlook tells word what to use. otherwsie, you can choose from the template dialog in file | new

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    I'd never dare say you're wrong, (just not right about my pc!) I just clicked reply to your message in my inbox and it opens a message in word and the style organizer only shows this document or the global template as being in use.
    What's more, the normal style in my email.dot is the same 10pt arial as my normal template so I still can't find any reason for replies to use 12pt times as the normal style!
    I only ever use 10pt arial as my normal style!

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    Sorry - I was still talking mail templates. OL98 had the option to specify your email template if using word.
    This doesn't seem to be an option in 2k, nor does it say what it's using.

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    I appreciate your help (and yours too MaryJ) with my Outlook/Word issue so I thought I'd try to help with one of your issues...you probably already did this, but you didn't specifically mention it. You mentioned that your problem only occurs when you are replying or forwarding. Did you change the email.dot for replying/forwarding? It's separate, but in the same window as the default for a new mail message. Take a look at the picture I attached.

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    Yup - as you guessed - I have all those settings set to Arial 10pt!
    Thanks for trying, all suggestions welcome!

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    and it's set to 10 pt on the signature tab too?

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    Re: Outlook Mail Formats

    Yup!
    Every one of my signatures - even those in the outlook editor signature picker, are set to 10pt!
    Keep trying :-)

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