fonts following bullets in e-mails

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Joyanna

I FINALLY figured out how to get Outlook to stop switching fonts every time I
tried to insert a bullet into an e-mail message:

1. Open a new e-mail message.
2. Select the "Format Text" tab.
3. In the "Paragraph" box, click the drop-down box next to the bullets icon.
4. Select "Define New Bullet."
5. Select "Font" and then pick the font you want, then select "OK."
6. Select "Symbol" (still in the "Define New Bullet" box) and select the
bullet from the Symbol chart that corresponds to the font you want (not from
the "Recently used symbols" at the bottom.
7. Select "Ok" and then select "Ok" again to exit the "Define New Bullet"
box and save your changes.

Future e-mails should now maintain your font of choice. I imagine that if
you attempt to use any other symbols you'll have to go through this to fix
them too. Would have been nice if Microsoft had figured out that most people
don't want the font to change in an e-mail just because they inserted a
bullet, but that would have required the common sense so lacking in Microsoft
engineers.
 
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VanguardLH

Joyanna wrote:

> I FINALLY figured out how to get Outlook to stop switching fonts every time I
> tried to insert a bullet into an e-mail message:
>
> 1. Open a new e-mail message.
> 2. Select the "Format Text" tab.
> 3. In the "Paragraph" box, click the drop-down box next to the bullets icon.
> 4. Select "Define New Bullet."
> 5. Select "Font" and then pick the font you want, then select "OK."
> 6. Select "Symbol" (still in the "Define New Bullet" box) and select the
> bullet from the Symbol chart that corresponds to the font you want (not from
> the "Recently used symbols" at the bottom.
> 7. Select "Ok" and then select "Ok" again to exit the "Define New Bullet"
> box and save your changes.
>
> Future e-mails should now maintain your font of choice. I imagine that if
> you attempt to use any other symbols you'll have to go through this to fix
> them too. Would have been nice if Microsoft had figured out that most people
> don't want the font to change in an e-mail just because they inserted a
> bullet, but that would have required the common sense so lacking in Microsoft
> engineers.


That's a Word feature, not an Outlook issue. You elected to use Word as
your e-mail editor in a pre-2007 version of Outlook (or you got forced to
use Word in OL2007).
 
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