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    e-mail format (outlook 2000)

    When I have an email with a reply from the recipient and then a reply from me - multiple times going back and forth - outlook seems to indent each reply further and further until there is room for very little text. End result is a horrible looking printout. I cannot find this feature in the options. Can somebody tell me how to turn this off or change it?

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    Re: e-mail format (outlook 2000)

    Try looking at Tools|Options|Preferences|E-mail Options (top right)|On replies and forwards. I seem to remember that the choices on Outlook 2000 are somewhat limited, but that is the place to look. HTH
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    Re: e-mail format (outlook 2000)

    There is shared responsibility. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> Both you and your correspondent should turn off indenting.

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    Re: e-mail format - indentation (outlook 2000)

    If the messages are already indented, you can always change the format to Plain Text, that will usually get rid of any indentation. But you would have to forward or reply to msg to enable Format options (or save as draft w/o actually forwarding or replying). Somewhat annoying, but then you could print msg w/o the indentation.

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    Re: e-mail format - indentation (outlook 2000)

    PS: If you use Outlook VBA, here is simple sub that will print the currently displayed message without the indentation, then close the message window and discard changes, so that original formatting is retained. Sample code:

    <code>Public Sub PrintMsgNoIndent()</code>

    <code> Dim item As Object</code>

    <code> Set item = ActiveInspector.CurrentItem</code>

    <code> If item.Class = olMail Then</code>
    <code> With item</code>
    <code> .HTMLBody = .Body</code>
    <code> .Body = .HTMLBody</code>
    <code> .PrintOut</code>
    <code> End With</code>
    <code> ' Close window, do not save changes (retain original formatting)</code>
    <code> ActiveInspector.Close olDiscard</code>
    <code> End If</code>

    <code> Set item = Nothing</code>

    <code>End Sub</code>

    Note that due to limitations in the Outlook object model - the Inspector object EditorType property is read-only; and in Outlook 2000, unlike Outlook 2002, there is no BodyType (?) property available - you have to resort to tricks as shown here to manipulate the text of message body. This worked OK in Outlook 2K - message printed w/o indentation, but changes not saved so original formatting retained (which may or may not be desired). Modify code as needed. Tested OK with multi-indented msg's in both HTML & Rich Text format. The only drawback noted, at beginning of message body will add a line that reads something like:

    <code><META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=Windows-1252"></code>

    Obviously related to HTML formatting -- you could probably add code to get rid of this superfluous line if it really bothers you....

    HTH

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