Windows Live Mail fonts

When composing a message in Rich Text, I can select some text and set the font.

However, Courier New is not listed.  
Only Courier -- which is a crappy old-fashioned version -- is listed.  There is no question that Courier New is installed on my machine.  I can even set it as the default font.  But it is NOT in the dropdown list.

How can I get "Courier New" in the drop-down list of fonts in WLM?
Is there any way to manipulate that font list.. at all?  I'd like to put USEFUL fonts near the top.
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DanRollinsAsked:
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DanRollinsAuthor Commented:
Have a look at my question text.  Thanks!
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jcimarronCommented:
DanRollins--Courier New should be installed as part of Windows Live Mail.  Have you looked into WLM Tools|Options|Compose tab?
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DanRollinsAuthor Commented:
Yes.  I did see that in my initial search; its not relevant to my question.
I want to be able to use all the rich features of WLM, but occasionally I want to be able to set one line of my the mail text to be in Courier New.  But it is not listed in the fonts on the drop-down menu.  To avoid further ambiguity, I'm attaching an image.

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MereteCommented:
Yes it's missing in my Windows live
I have a second windows xp system here and could easily send the 4 courier new fonts to you but experts exchange will not accept zip or rar sorry
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jcimarronCommented:
Some ideas, though somewhat the reverse of your situation
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/59117-45-font-installation-problem-winxp-home
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DanRollinsAuthor Commented:
Courier New IS INSTALLED on my computer. It is avialable everywhere that a font can be viewed, selected, hidden, or spat upon EXCEPT for in the drop-down list in Windows Live Mail. Here is a screen shot that shows that it is available in Ms Office Word.
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BillDLCommented:
Dan

This is a common problem, as you'll see with a quick google search, although probably not one acknowledged by Microsoft.  I don't think there is a real fix.  The nearest you will get to it is setting Live Mail to compose all new messages as Courier New and then keeping a line of that you can use to copy and paste as shown in the screenshot attached.

Even creating a template doesn't really solve the issue of wanting to selectively format certain lines as Courier New without messing around copying and pasting some text with that font.

Bill
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DanRollinsAuthor Commented:
Interestingly, I can paste a piece of formatted text from Ms Word, and it will be displayed in WLM with the correct formatting.   Click on it, and the Font box says "Courier New"
I toyed with the idea of writing a little SendKeys script using automation to handle this, but (so far) I've settled on this work-around:
I created a "signature file" that is an HTML file containing my contact information.  For the phone number I manually edited the HTML to have something like the attached code snip.
Now if I need Courier New in the body of the email, I insert the signature (ALT+I,S) at the end, then I can copy the phone number up into the body and replace it with the text I want to have displayed in Courier New.
This if far from a perfect solution, but it's better (in my eyes) than setting the default to a fixed-width font and then changing everything else.  
I'll keep this Q open for a while on the off-chance that somebody else can find a registry settings or some other non-kludgy means to handle this bizarre problem.

<SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'"><FONT size=2>(800)555-1234 x 100</FONT></SPAN>

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BillDLCommented:
Thank you Dan.
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