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    david_kaplan
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    Default format for Paste

    Using Outlook 2000, the default format for Paste is "Formatted Text (RTF)". I almost always want to paste unformatted text. Using Paste Special is extra work. Does anyone know of a way to change the default?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Default format for Paste

    no, only workarounds. paste as formatted text is the standard for all office apps.

    i often paste into notepad (or the to field if short text) then cut and paste into outlook. otherwise, i think paste spacial is on the right click menu.

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    david_kaplan
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    Re: Default format for Paste

    Unfortunately, Paste special isn't on the right-click (in Word, I added it to all). Oh well. Thanks for ending my search.

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    Re: Default format for Paste

    I am not an Outlook expert, so I don't know if this will work. In Excel, I have created a custom toolbar that includes buttons for Paste/special/values, Paste/Special/Formats, Paste/Special, and Paste/Date & Time.
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    colleen m
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    Re: Default format for Paste

    Help! I was reading this post thinking Paste Special might be the answer to my problem. But alas, I think not.

    I need to send a Outlook email message that contains BOTH HTML and text formatting. Outlook seems to force one or the other. I paste in my HTML, then go to add the text, and poof, when you paste in the text Outlook adds the HTML tags.

    I just tried Paste Special, but it is not available in the message window.

    Please reply! Thanks

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    Re: Default format for Paste

    you can't mix formats - unless you send half as an attachment.
    what is your goal? to insert preformatted text?

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    colleen m
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    Re: Default format for Paste

    My goal is to send a newsletter in HTML format. The problem is not everyone can get HTML formmatted email. So I would like to include a plain text repeat of the newsletter for users without HTML email. Have to do it through email because I am using a web-based mailing list service (0pt-in of course) and to get the email out, you need to format message and email it to a queue.
    So there's no way to have a hybrid message? <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Default format for Paste

    outlook sends multipart mime, so it should split it correctly for you. just make one html doc and send. AFAIK, only eudora sends imbedded html code, making it difficult for plain text users.

    i don't know about other mail clients, but outlook97, which does not support HTML, knew enough to use the text portion and include a separate html attachment. i could read the text version or open the html version in a browser.

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