Odd text formatting behaviour in email
Posted on 2006-03-31
I use Outlook XP -- my default font for a new email is Verdana 10.
When composing a new email, I sometimes cut and paste text from a previosuly sent email. In the new email, the font and font size look alike. However, once the email has been sent and I review it, often (not all the time) the text that I cut/paste into the email has changed its font size.... sometimes even font name.
To make sure it doesn't happen, I have to highlight the entire text of the newly composed email, select any other font name and then select Verdana again. The same for the font size... I change all to 8 and then back to 10.
Another work-around is for me to put all text (once the email has been entirely composed) temporarily into Notepad and then copy it back onto the email.
This has become really annoying... however, this formatting issue is important to me since some emails (w/ the changing format) could be misinterpreted... meaning, the reader may think that I wanted to emphasize "that point".
Again, this problem lies within my "own emails" that I sent out previously. And the problem is not apparent in the newly composed email... it only becomes visible once I open most recently composed email (which now has been "Sent") again.
How can I make sure that text in Verdana 10 (from an old email) will remain Verdana 10 when copied into the new email.