I have exactly the same issue as was asked in Question 22387172. I couldn't word it better myself...When composing a new message in Outlook 2003 using the HTML format and the Outlook email editor (not Word) a user gets a double line spacing after hitting <Enter>. This is because the style of the message is set to 'Paragraph' rather than 'Normal.' The problem is that we can't figure out how to get the message style set to Normal permanently. With each new message the style has to be re-set to Normal from Paragraph.... War1 gave an accepted answer #18527399 which worked for aberdahl. BUT IT DOESN'T WORK FOR ME. I have deleted all of the normal.dot files. I tried the trick to change to plain text... apply... change to html... apply. In fact I closed and reopened Outlook in between the changes. That was a 4-year old question. But probably I'm still not alone. What else can I try?