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Outlook 2007 won't save format settings

In the last week or so I have a Windows XP computer with Office 2007 installed where the user is getting some emails with White font in the body.  This is coming from different senders, so it's not from just one user.  I have tried to change her font settings from automatic to Black and line spacing from double to single when she hits the Enter key.  She clicks default to save as default settings, but when she opens a new email the settings have reverted back.  Outlook 2010 is on my computers, so it is hard to troubleshoot.

The problem computer has had all Windows' updates pushed to the computer.  If I cannot find a solution, I will probably just repair the install, or uninstall and reinstall either again with 2007 or upgrade it to 2010.
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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
Is she using stationary? Tools > Options > Mail Format > Stationery and Fonts
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FirstcomAuthor Commented:
She sent me a screenshot of what you asked for.
Outlook.jpg
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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
The only other thing I can think of for her to try is to change from HTML to plain text.
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Iain MacMillanIT ManagerCommented:
could be a corrupt Outlook profile, can you try to log into the user system as another user and run up Outlook and see if it behaves the same way.  If not, then its unique to the user and you can either set-up a new Outlook profile (via Mail icon in Control Panel), or we look at tackling the registry settings for Outlook for that user.

if your other login IS also affected, then the registry entries under Local_Machine will also need fixing.  Upgrading Office will likely just take the settings with it, as those are normally saved when upgrading office.
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FirstcomAuthor Commented:
On Friday I rebuilt her Windows profile and that seems to have fixed the problem.  I'll give points to IainNIX as that solution was closest, and may have worked.
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