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Old September 11th 07, 02:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Dan
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Default Outlook adding extra line breaks in emails

Hi-
This has been a problem for me for the past couple years with Outlook 2002,
2003 and now 2007. When I write emails to people and hit Enter, Outlook shows
me the cursor dropping one line (without a space in between). When I want a
space between my paragraphs I have to hit Enter twice. Seems simple enough.

However, when I see replies coming back to me and when I have seen my email
in other systems (mostly web based as far as I can tell: Hotmail, Gmail,
etc.) there are always double the number of line spaces. For instance, if I
press Enter twice in order to see a space between paragraphs, to them it
looks like I have hit Enter 4 times.

Can anyone help with what might be causing this and how I can fix this? It
is really annoying that this is happening.

Thanks!
-Dan
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Old September 11th 07, 04:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Diane Poremsky
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Default Outlook adding extra line breaks in emails

it's caused by differences in html rendering in web-based email. try
shift+enter twice instead of just enter if it bugs you.

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"Dan" wrote in message
...
Hi-
This has been a problem for me for the past couple years with Outlook
2002,
2003 and now 2007. When I write emails to people and hit Enter, Outlook
shows
me the cursor dropping one line (without a space in between). When I want
a
space between my paragraphs I have to hit Enter twice. Seems simple
enough.

However, when I see replies coming back to me and when I have seen my
email
in other systems (mostly web based as far as I can tell: Hotmail, Gmail,
etc.) there are always double the number of line spaces. For instance, if
I
press Enter twice in order to see a space between paragraphs, to them it
looks like I have hit Enter 4 times.

Can anyone help with what might be causing this and how I can fix this? It
is really annoying that this is happening.

Thanks!
-Dan


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Old September 11th 07, 04:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Dan
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Default Outlook adding extra line breaks in emails

I've noticed that does it but is there any way that I can make that the
default? That method seems to work best in all rendering situations and I was
hoping it was some setting or registry tweak.
-Dan


"Diane Poremsky" wrote:

it's caused by differences in html rendering in web-based email. try
shift+enter twice instead of just enter if it bugs you.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips by email:


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"Dan" wrote in message
...
Hi-
This has been a problem for me for the past couple years with Outlook
2002,
2003 and now 2007. When I write emails to people and hit Enter, Outlook
shows
me the cursor dropping one line (without a space in between). When I want
a
space between my paragraphs I have to hit Enter twice. Seems simple
enough.

However, when I see replies coming back to me and when I have seen my
email
in other systems (mostly web based as far as I can tell: Hotmail, Gmail,
etc.) there are always double the number of line spaces. For instance, if
I
press Enter twice in order to see a space between paragraphs, to them it
looks like I have hit Enter 4 times.

Can anyone help with what might be causing this and how I can fix this? It
is really annoying that this is happening.

Thanks!
-Dan


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Old September 11th 07, 05:03 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
VanguardLH
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Default Outlook adding extra line breaks in emails

"Dan" wrote in message
...
Hi-
This has been a problem for me for the past couple years with
Outlook 2002,
2003 and now 2007. When I write emails to people and hit Enter,
Outlook shows
me the cursor dropping one line (without a space in between). When I
want a
space between my paragraphs I have to hit Enter twice. Seems simple
enough.

However, when I see replies coming back to me and when I have seen
my email
in other systems (mostly web based as far as I can tell: Hotmail,
Gmail,
etc.) there are always double the number of line spaces. For
instance, if I
press Enter twice in order to see a space between paragraphs, to
them it
looks like I have hit Enter 4 times.

Can anyone help with what might be causing this and how I can fix
this? It
is really annoying that this is happening.



Stop using Word as the e-mail editor (you don't get a choice in
OL2007). This is a Word issue with paragraph style spacing, not an
issue with Outlook. Ask in a Word group on how to modify the
paragraph spacing. In Word docs, there is no spacer line between
paragraphs (logically there is only a CR-LF between them, no blank
line which would then be a pair of CR-LF characters). Word adds the
spacing because of printed documents doing so, like in books. It is
*displayed* with the spacing between paragraphs despite there is no
actual blank line between them. Each time you hit enter, you have
added another paragraph even if it has no characters in it, so you get
the inter-paragraph spacing displayed again.

Word is a crappy HTML editor and also bloats your e-mails with
Word-only specific directives that having nothing to do with HTML
formatting. You'll have to configure Word to behave as you want
should you continue using Word as your new-mail editor.

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Old September 11th 07, 05:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Dan
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Default Outlook adding extra line breaks in emails

Thanks for your help. I'll try the Word newsgroup. It would be nice if in the
next version of Office they either fix this with Word or offer another editor
for composing emails.
Thanks again,
-Dan

"VanguardLH" wrote:

"Dan" wrote in message
...
Hi-
This has been a problem for me for the past couple years with
Outlook 2002,
2003 and now 2007. When I write emails to people and hit Enter,
Outlook shows
me the cursor dropping one line (without a space in between). When I
want a
space between my paragraphs I have to hit Enter twice. Seems simple
enough.

However, when I see replies coming back to me and when I have seen
my email
in other systems (mostly web based as far as I can tell: Hotmail,
Gmail,
etc.) there are always double the number of line spaces. For
instance, if I
press Enter twice in order to see a space between paragraphs, to
them it
looks like I have hit Enter 4 times.

Can anyone help with what might be causing this and how I can fix
this? It
is really annoying that this is happening.



Stop using Word as the e-mail editor (you don't get a choice in
OL2007). This is a Word issue with paragraph style spacing, not an
issue with Outlook. Ask in a Word group on how to modify the
paragraph spacing. In Word docs, there is no spacer line between
paragraphs (logically there is only a CR-LF between them, no blank
line which would then be a pair of CR-LF characters). Word adds the
spacing because of printed documents doing so, like in books. It is
*displayed* with the spacing between paragraphs despite there is no
actual blank line between them. Each time you hit enter, you have
added another paragraph even if it has no characters in it, so you get
the inter-paragraph spacing displayed again.

Word is a crappy HTML editor and also bloats your e-mails with
Word-only specific directives that having nothing to do with HTML
formatting. You'll have to configure Word to behave as you want
should you continue using Word as your new-mail editor.


 




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