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    Fonts in email (2003, SP1)

    I normally compose my emails using plain text, and have Outlook default to that. I don't use Word as my email editor. I want to send some Christmas emails in HTML, using fancy backgrounds and some holiday fonts. If the fonts I use are not installed on the recipients' computers, how do I get them to display and print correctly? I know there's an option in Word to embed Truetype fonts, but I don't see any similar option in Outlook.

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    Re: Fonts in email (2003, SP1)

    I think, from past threads, that there is no way to embed fonts in HTML messages. A search might turn up that thread. There might be a way to include a link to a web site to download the font file, but that's just speculation on my part.

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    Re: Fonts in email (2003, SP1)

    Create your greeting in Word, print-screen it and paste to Paint, save it as a PNG, and embed it in your HTML formatted message.
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    Re: Fonts in email (2003, SP1)

    Thanks. That worked. What is PNG format? I also tried using JPG and that seemed to work just as well.

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    Re: Fonts in email (2003, SP1)

    PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. It is a file format for graphics that works especially well with things like screenshots - it achieves very high compression levels without discernible quality loss there. I always use it when I want to attach a screenshot to a pots. PNG is less suitable for photographs and photograph-like computer graphics; JPG does a better job there.

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