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Need VB code to send out a Lotus Notes e-mail in monospaced font, such as COURIER NEW, not COURIER

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How do I set "Courier New" as the font for richStyle.FontNotes?
richStyle.NotesFont=COURIER works but COURIER_NEW is not defined.
What I am looking for is a way to set a monospaced font when
composing a Lotus Notes email programmatically in VB.  It doesn't
have to be using RichStyle, just the end result is I need a piece
of VB code that sends out a Lotus Notes email in a monospaced
font like COURIER NEW.  Any help on this is greatly appreciated.

This almost works but cannot set a monospaced font:

Dim session As New NotesSession

  Dim db As NotesDatabase
  Dim doc As New NotesDocument(db)
  Dim richStyle As NotesRichTextStyle

  Dim richText As New NotesRichTextItem(doc, "Body")
 
  Set db = session.CurrentDatabase

  Call doc.AppendItemValue ("From", session.UserName)
  Call doc.AppendItemValue ("Subject", Inputbox("Subject?"))

  Set richStyle = session.CreateRichTextStyle
  richStyle.NotesFont = FONT_COURIER
  richStyle.FontSize = 14
 
  Call richText.AppendStyle(richStyle)
 
  newPara = Inputbox ("Paragraph of text for ""Body"" item")
 
  firstPara = True
 
  While newPara <> ""

    If firstPara Then
      firstPara = False
    Else
      Call richText.AddNewLine(2)
    End If

    Call richText.AppendText(newPara)

    newPara = Inputbox ("Paragraph of text for ""Body"" item")
 
Wend
 
End of problem description.
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by:mbonaci
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Isn't Courirer monospace font?

You can try to use GetNotesFont to get other OS registered fonts, like this:
richStyle.NotesFont = richText.GetNotesFont( "OSRegisteredFontName", addOnFail )

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You need to use a GetNotesFont call:

richStyle.NotesFont = richText.GetNotesFont("Courier New", True)
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by:Bill-Hanson
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Yes, GetNotesFont will work, but so will defining the COURIER_NEW constant your self, or just use the constant value (4).

Const COURIER_NEW = 4
richStyle.NotesFont = COURIER_NEW

or

richStyle.NotesFont = 4
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by:Bill-Hanson
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That said, I rarely use richtext anymore since the MIME classes are now available.  Check out this example...

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/Lotus_SmartSuite/Lotus_Notes/Q_24468076.html#24575544
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by:mbonaci
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hmm, ok, scratch scratch
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by:larsberntrop
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@mbonaci: what question does "hmm, ok, scratch scratch" answer?
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by:mbonaci
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That should be obvious...
I provide the solution, you fill the params.

IMO, the question should have been split (at least).
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by:larsberntrop
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I did not see your solution until after I submitted mine, (had it open in the background and forgot to press submit)

But I see your point.  Although I have noticed that most askers prefer to get a very specific answer.  (Not that I provide those kind af answers all the time, quite often point to the Designer help or a website).

Cheers,
Lars
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