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    Message Fonts (MSO 2003)

    I understand how to set the fonts in Outlook... But it doesn't seem to be sticking...

    I have my fonts set to 10p Arial, always, but it seems that messages I reply to are following stationary fonts -- even when the format of the stationary sent is text, ftm html, even though I have my fonts set to "Always use my..."

    How come, and can I fix it?

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    Re: Message Fonts (MSO 2003)

    As far as I know, HTML is the only format that has stationery. Both plain text and rich text should follow your own preferences automatically. Maybe you can do some tests by forwarding (to yourself, rather than replying) a message in each format until you find the precise combinations of formats and settings that cause trouble.

    I usually change the format to plain text if there are no embedded images or other content that requires HTML format. Less frustrating that way. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> But it also renders my font choice irrelevant: plain text format is ALWAYS determined by the recipient. For all I know, my Courier New appears as Comic Sans on the other end.

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    Re: Message Fonts (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    Yea, I know that if you send me a message, I can determine viewing fonts etc. But it's strange,

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    You know I just went to my e-mail, and started a new message (HTML format, Comic Sans 12pt font), and all was fine. Then I changed that message to text format, and my font went away, and it went to 12 point Arial...

    I checked my settings (Tools / Options / Mail Format / Fonts) and they are all set to Comic Sans 12pt... Including "Composing and reading Plain Text"... So what the heck is fouled up here, or set wrong, or...

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    Re: Message Fonts (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    AAMOF, all Font choices are greyed out in OE when in Text mode... In Outlook as well.

    That's OK, I didn't expect to be able to change them, but I DID expect them to stay the way they were set up...

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    Re: Message Fonts (MSO 2003)

    My default format is plain text. When I use Actions>New Mail Message Using>More Stationery..., Clear Day, and type "This is a test.", the stationery font is Arial. When I choose Format>Plain Text (and Yes, I mean it, to the confirmation dialog) the font changes to my default font for plain text, which is Courier New 10pt. I have Office 2003 SP1 installed, in case that makes any difference.

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    Re: Message Fonts (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    All in all, that's OK... it changed *from* Arial, because that was a stationary-chosen font.

    But where did it decide on New Courier? Because mine went to Arial 12.

    THAT'S the part I'm wrestling with: somewhere is the "Here's your *standard* font" command, and I ain't finding it.

    Wait a minute... I just did find it: when you switch to "text format", what it switches to (at least on mine) is the font for *reading* plain text, NOT composing...

    OK, well...

    Thanks for your help Jefferson.

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