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Unread 31-10-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
Michael B.
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How can set to default the Format Text with No Spacing in Word / Outlook 2007?

I am using Office 2007 package, including Word 2007 and Outlook 2007.

I have noticed that when I open a new document (or email) my Word always
deafults to "Normal" in Format Text, which means that there is a one-line
space in between each line that I write text in Word or Outlook.

How can I set that both Outlook and Word always deafults to "No Spacing"
between the lines of text. I assume that whateevr setting I have in Word
are automatically used by Outlook when I open a new email or select reply to
one?

Please advise!

 
Unread 31-10-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
Brian Tillman
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Re: How can set to default the Format Text with No Spacing in Word / Outlook 2007?

Michael B. <mystic02removethisplease@verizon.net> wrote:

> How can I set that both Outlook and Word always deafults to "No
> Spacing" between the lines of text.


So you want each line of text to display over the top of the previous one?
Why?

> I assume that whateevr setting I
> have in Word are automatically used by Outlook when I open a new
> email or select reply to one?


DIfferent templates for normal documents and email.
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Unread 31-10-2007, 09:10 PM   #3
Michael B.
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Re: How can set to default the Format Text with No Spacing in Word / Outlook 2007?

Brian,

No. I just want each line to be regular, rather than line of text, next
line blank, then the next line of text and so on.

See how I wrote my original message here? That's thje right way. But for
some reason my Word 07 and Outlook 07 defaults to having an extra BLANK line
inserted in between each line of text.

Hope I am more clearer now...

Thanks

"Brian Tillman" <tillman1952***********> wrote in message
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> Michael B. <mystic02removethisplease@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>> How can I set that both Outlook and Word always deafults to "No
>> Spacing" between the lines of text.

>
> So you want each line of text to display over the top of the previous one?
> Why?
>
>> I assume that whateevr setting I
>> have in Word are automatically used by Outlook when I open a new
>> email or select reply to one?

>
> DIfferent templates for normal documents and email.
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
>


 
Unread 01-11-2007, 01:06 PM   #4
Brian Tillman
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Re: How can set to default the Format Text with No Spacing in Word / Outlook 2007?

Michael B. <mystic02removethisplease@verizon.net> wrote:

> No. I just want each line to be regular, rather than line of text,
> next line blank, then the next line of text and so on.


Then you want single spacing, not "no spacing".

> See how I wrote my original message here? That's thje right way. But for
> some reason my Word 07 and Outlook 07 defaults to having an
> extra BLANK line inserted in between each line of text.


Either set your message to Plain Text format, change Word's interpretation
of <Enter>, or simply let Word control the line wrapping (i.e, let the text
autoflow, don't press <Enter>). By default, in HTML, <Enter> means "new
paragraph" (<p>), which will produce double spacing. You could press
Shift-<Enter>, which is "new line" (<br>) and will produce single spacing.

When I said "change Word's interpretation of <Enter>", I mean that Word
allows you to set an option that will have <Enter> produce a new line
instead of a new paragraph. I recall seeing it in Wiord 2007, but I don't
recall where and I'm not at a Word 2007 system right now.
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

 
Unread 01-11-2007, 05:08 PM   #5
Michael B.
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Re: How can set to default the Format Text with No Spacing in Word / Outlook 2007?

Brian,

Thank you. I slowed down and re-read what you wrote and it makes poerfect
sense. Maybe the better question I should ask is this:

How can I change the default STYLE to "No Spacing" as deafult for BOTH Word
2007 and Outlook 2007?

I have tried opening a Word 2007, then clicking on option #2 under Style (No
Spacing), then clicking on Change Styles and then selecting Set as Default.
Then I exit Word 2007 and then restart it, and guess what? It again shows
me option #1 under Style (Normal).

Why won't it save this to the template?

I guess this is happening in Outlook 2007 because it's not "fixed" in Word
2007.

Any more advise?

"Brian Tillman" <tillman1952***********> wrote in message
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> Michael B. <mystic02removethisplease@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>> No. I just want each line to be regular, rather than line of text,
>> next line blank, then the next line of text and so on.

>
> Then you want single spacing, not "no spacing".
>
>> See how I wrote my original message here? That's thje right way. But
>> for some reason my Word 07 and Outlook 07 defaults to having an
>> extra BLANK line inserted in between each line of text.

>
> Either set your message to Plain Text format, change Word's interpretation
> of <Enter>, or simply let Word control the line wrapping (i.e, let the
> text autoflow, don't press <Enter>). By default, in HTML, <Enter> means
> "new paragraph" (<p>), which will produce double spacing. You could press
> Shift-<Enter>, which is "new line" (<br>) and will produce single spacing.
>
> When I said "change Word's interpretation of <Enter>", I mean that Word
> allows you to set an option that will have <Enter> produce a new line
> instead of a new paragraph. I recall seeing it in Wiord 2007, but I don't
> recall where and I'm not at a Word 2007 system right now.
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
>


 
Unread 01-11-2007, 05:08 PM   #6
Michael B.
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Re: How can set to default the Format Text with No Spacing in Word / Outlook 2007?

Brian,

I have found PART of the solution!

http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=278029

So one needs to Edit normal.dotm, located in %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Templates
Once you open it, you change the style (no space) and save this file.
After I exited and restarted Word 2007, it defaulted to exactly how I wanted
for the new, blank document.

HOWEVER, this did not fix the issue for Outllok 2007. It still deafults to
"Normal Style". is there an Outlook 2007 "equivalent" of normal.dotm file
where I can implement that change also? Otherwise, I need to click to click
Format Text and Manually select it everytime that I open a new email to
write.

Any further help is much appreciated.


"Brian Tillman" <tillman1952***********> wrote in message
news:%23XFclaIHIHA.5360@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Michael B. <mystic02removethisplease@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>> No. I just want each line to be regular, rather than line of text,
>> next line blank, then the next line of text and so on.

>
> Then you want single spacing, not "no spacing".
>
>> See how I wrote my original message here? That's thje right way. But
>> for some reason my Word 07 and Outlook 07 defaults to having an
>> extra BLANK line inserted in between each line of text.

>
> Either set your message to Plain Text format, change Word's interpretation
> of <Enter>, or simply let Word control the line wrapping (i.e, let the
> text autoflow, don't press <Enter>). By default, in HTML, <Enter> means
> "new paragraph" (<p>), which will produce double spacing. You could press
> Shift-<Enter>, which is "new line" (<br>) and will produce single spacing.
>
> When I said "change Word's interpretation of <Enter>", I mean that Word
> allows you to set an option that will have <Enter> produce a new line
> instead of a new paragraph. I recall seeing it in Wiord 2007, but I don't
> recall where and I'm not at a Word 2007 system right now.
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
>


 
Unread 01-11-2007, 07:07 PM   #7
Brian Tillman
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Re: How can set to default the Format Text with No Spacing in Word / Outlook 2007?

Michael B. <mystic02removethisplease@verizon.net> wrote:

> So one needs to Edit normal.dotm, located in
> %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Templates Once you open it, you change the style
> (no space) and save this file. After I exited and restarted Word 2007, it
> defaulted to exactly how I
> wanted for the new, blank document.
>
> HOWEVER, this did not fix the issue for Outllok 2007.


Email uses a different template. I don't recall its name at the moment, but
ISTR email.dotm
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

 
Unread 02-11-2007, 12:06 AM   #8
Michael B.
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Re: How can set to default the Format Text with No Spacing in Word / Outlook 2007?

Hi Brian,

I serach my machine for email.dotm or even dotm by itself, but nothing of
significance was found. If you do comeup with a name, that would be great.

Thanks again!
Michael

"Brian Tillman" <tillman1952***********> wrote in message
news:%23y11pJLHIHA.3848@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Michael B. <mystic02removethisplease@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>> So one needs to Edit normal.dotm, located in
>> %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Templates Once you open it, you change the style
>> (no space) and save this file. After I exited and restarted Word 2007, it
>> defaulted to exactly how I
>> wanted for the new, blank document.
>>
>> HOWEVER, this did not fix the issue for Outllok 2007.

>
> Email uses a different template. I don't recall its name at the moment,
> but ISTR email.dotm
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]


 
 

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