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    Hi

    Problem users are reporting which seems very basic but yet I still cannot find a resolution...

    When users are creating an email with tab key spacing, after its sent, the received email is all skewed and messed up. Even if the email is sent to oneself.

    Example:
    Code:
    1<tab>2<tab>3<tab>4<tab5>
    1<tab>2<tab>3<tab>4<tab5>
    when received it comes out like

    Code:
    1<tab>2<tab>3<tab>4<tab5>
     1<tab>2<tab>3<tab>4<tab5>
    Of course with real (longer) text the problem is magified.

    I have found the culprit as using Word as the default editor. This happens in 2003 as well (how I tested it) - and in 2003 if I disable Word as the default editor the problem goes away.

    However, in 2007 it seems Word is the ONLY editor??

  • #2
    Re: Outlook 2007 Formatting

    Does the problem exist if you change the message format to plaintext?
    Gareth Howells

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    • #3
      Re: Outlook 2007 Formatting

      No, HTML only!

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      • #4
        Re: Outlook 2007 Formatting

        Unforunately, Microsoft have never been capable of producing a product that outputs clean HTML, and certainly none of the Office products do it - have a read of http://technologyinside.com/2007/01/...-2007-is-word/

        At present I don't believe it's possible to change the Outlook editor. However I am not able to reproduce this error in Outlook 2007 using the HTML mail format. Is your copy of Office up to date?
        Gareth Howells

        BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

        Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

        Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

        "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

        "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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        • #5
          Re: Outlook 2007 Formatting

          Thanks for the help.

          I read that article too, such typical Microsoft

          I will try getting the user(s) to update and seeing if it helps or not.

          Thanks.

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          • #6
            Re: Outlook 2007 Formatting

            Not that I'm supporting IE 7 in any way - if Firefox were Group Policy aware I'd do away with IE in a flash - but it seems kind of dumb to release the "best ever" version of a product and then not use it... I mean even IE renders HTML better than Word does.
            Gareth Howells

            BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

            Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

            Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

            "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

            "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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