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Email is showing bullets/dots in place of spaces

Posted on 2006-10-26
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I will hit the space bar, and it will display a bullet/dot in place of where "space" is supposed to be.

 Here is what it looks like (its not a copy/paste)

Hello•how•are•you?

The person that receives the email will see "Hello how are you?"

But as far as sending, when I type my message, I see dots in place of all the spaces of my message, and even in my signature.  Seems to be some type of format/display issue I don't know what happened.
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by:war1
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Greetings, jqsolara !

If you have MS Word as editor, disable the option.

1. Reset the Outlook toolbar template. With Outlook close, do a search for and rename outcmd.dat file. Restart Outlook.

Outcmd.dat is located in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder. It is a hidden file, so you have to unhide hidden files. Go to any folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK.

2. Register an important Outlook file. Go to Start > Run and type regsvr32 OLE32.DLL
Do the same for INETCOMM.DLL

3. Disable Outlook Addins.  Go to Tools > Options > Other > Advanced Options > Addin Manager or COMM/Addins and disable the addins.

4. Check if an external program running in the background is interfering with Outlook. Check Firewall, antivirus, antispyware, antispam, and all Norton programs. Disable these programs one at a time.

5. Create a new Outlook profile.
http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/profile.htm

6. Repair Outlook. With Outlook open, go to Help > Detect and Repair.

7. If no joy, reinstall Outlook.  Go to Add/Remove Programs and highlight Microsoft Office. Click on Install/Uninstall.  A menu will pop allowing you to choose repair or reinstall.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291614

Best wishes!
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Ok I ended up finding a solution its in the view menu
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jqsolara, glad you found the problem.  What View menu option did you change?
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by:jqsolara
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When I had one single card in my computer, what I did was I plugged in the VGA connector to the 17" monitor from the video card. Then, I plugged in the DVI connector from the video card to the 22" monitor. I booted up the computer, and my 17" got a signal and I saw windows. My 22" remained "signaless" and I opened up the nview properties and went to the dual monitor/DVI view setup, then it flickered the 22" monitor and it came on.

To attempt to fix the color dullness issue on my 17", I had turned OFF the computer, reconnected my other en6600gt card, and plugged the 17" vga cable into THAT one, and left the DVI cable cable connected from my other video card to the 22" still.

However, it still looks weird. My 17" just doesn't seem bright enough as the  22". It's clear, it's just not as bright. I turned up the bright settings on the monitor itself, however when I alter the brightness on the configuration , it just gets too bright eventually and washes out, leaving me unsatisfied. So it's not really a color issue on the 17", but a dullness issue. My  22" monitor is quite nice however, so i'm probably just noticing the drastic difference between it and the circuit city no-brad 17".
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by:Serena Hsi
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Since you resolved this on your own, you should ask for a refund on your points for this question.
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how do i give points to myself?
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In the new message window...

View - options - [View] under the Formatting Marks: uncheck "Spaces"

man im so dumb sometimes
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Well, normally you'd post a question to refund points in the Community Support forum. For example:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/CleanUp/Q_22039200.html
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