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    Fonts Using Word (MSO 2003)

    I'm trying to get myself used to using Word for messaging, but

    When I was just using the "old" Outlook messaging, all the default font settings held as I set them, "Always use my fonts." Now, whenever I'm replying to mail, it adapts the font of the sender, instead of overriding for the setting.

    What do I need to set or change to get my defaults in Outlook to work?

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    Re: Fonts Using Word (MSO 2003)

    Chuck,

    Why use Word as mail editor if you're not forced to? It's 2006 now, and many people are still using Office 97. So you should be able to use Office 2003 at least until the end of 2012, which means that you can avoid Word as mail editor for 6 more years! <img src=/S/cloud9.gif border=0 alt=cloud9 width=25 height=23>

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    Re: Fonts Using Word (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    You don't see any pertinent advances or changes coming, specifically as everybody else is moving toward compatibility with the Open Office format and accessibility to XML?

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    Re: Fonts Using Word (MSO 2003)

    Yea, you're probably right, and until I need it for corporate (or some such) compatibility, why change?

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    Re: Fonts Using Word (MSO 2003)

    I'm sure there will be minor advances, and the pressure to conform will increase, but on the other hand, as I pointed out, many people are still satisfied with the almost 10 years old Office 97.

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    Re: Fonts Using Word (MSO 2003)

    > everybody else is moving toward compatibility with the Open Office format

    If you mean the OpenOffice.org formats, it's a little bit the other way around. OpenOffice.org has moved from its original XML formats in version 1 to the OASIS OpenDocument Format in version 2.

    WordPerfect still doesn't support ODF. Not sure who else has enough market share on Windows to deserve mention...

    Microsoft is doing an end run around OASIS by submitting its own XML-based formats to ECMA for standardization. In order to serve their users, OpenOffice.org and Corel will be forced to implement converters for those formats as well, meaning that ultimately Microsoft will decide the primary file format for the foreseeable future.

    In any event, file formats are quite independent from the editor's functionality. Or dysfunctionality, as the case may be.

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    Re: Fonts Using Word (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    This is one time that I'm happy to find that I am less than well informed.

    Thanks for the fill-in. I'm more than happy to revert to the Outlook messaging, and just as content to not have to plan on any Outlook upgrade.

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    Re: Fonts Using Word (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    Also, is it my imagination, or does Outlook take a good deal longer (Twice?) to load when Word is the e-mail editor?

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    Re: Fonts Using Word (MSO 2003)

    If Word is not loaded yet, Outlook must load it too. So yes, it'll take longer, but only the first time in a session.

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    Re: Fonts Using Word (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    Yes, that's what it does: takes a good deal longer, the first time in a session, and after that, it's OK...

    "Plain" Outlook does a bit of that as well, just not as extreme.

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