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Outlook 2003 permanently change font for notes

Q: Outlook 2003 permanently change font for notes

In a Contact, Notes field, when I select all and change the font, it usually reverts back to the small default font the next time I open outlook. How do I prevent this, and, how can I set a new default font for Contact notes for all new contacts? (I am not talking about Notes, I am talking about within a contact, the notes field.) Thank You

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A: Outlook 2003 permanently change font for notes

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MS Outlook/Tool/Options/Mail Format/Stationery and Fonts.
I have chosen blue as the default color of font, but when I type, the color is still black!
Any ideas?

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The left side folder list pane in Outlook 2003 changed the font on its own and I can't find a way to change it back to the way it was before.

How do you change the font and its size in the left folder list in Outlook

I tried the fix I found on the Microsoft site by going to display ->
appearence -> Advanced and then select icon and change the font and size
there but that did not help. It looks like it works with Outlook 2000 but I'm
on 2003.

Anyone has any ideas.


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Can someone tell me how I can permanently change the default font in Word Pad?


A:Change font permanently in Word Pad?

Hmm, you can use a trick as i think you can't change the default font in Wpad.

Create a rtf document with a "space", select the space, choose your font and size, save as your-template.rtf.
In properties, tick read only to avoid modifying it, be sur that rtf files open with Wpad.
Change your shortcuts to open Wpad so that they open your-template.rtf and that's it.

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I tried keyboard shortcuts, control + wheel and other suggestions that are a no go

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After the Win10 Sticky Notes updates I now cannot do a copy and paste over from WordPad with a different font size. My eyesight will not allow for me to see the small font that comes with Sticky Notes. Anyone else with this problem?

A:I can no longer change the font size in Sticky Notes.

Nvm. I just downloaded Notezilla. Problem solved.

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If you open a contact and look at the Notes section which is in the lower left, it isn't readable. The font is set to size 12. If the font is changed to size 72 it is finally readable.

Changing to a different font, like Times or Arial doesn't matter - size 72 is required to make it readable. 72 should be huge, but it it's just about the size of the text in this post.

What's going on? There are hundreds of contacts with Notes and we don't want to have to resize the font in every single one of them to fix this.

A:Outlook 2007 Contacts font issue with Notes

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Outlook 2003 crashes whenever I click on the notes folder. Is there a switch to run that would delete the notes & clean that file? Thanks.

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I had Microsoft Outlook 2000 on my laptop and I used it only for calendar, contacts and notes. The laptop’s hard drive started to give me problems so fortunately I managed to back up the entire c drive to an external drive. I then put a new hard drive on the laptop and imported outlook 2000 to Microsoft Outlook 2003. The problem I have is that the notes I had in Outlook 2000 were not imported with the contact and calender information. I need the notes.Cannot understand why this happened. Should that not have been part of the data I imported?

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After finally managing to get my cisco vpn working, I am ready to use my laptop for work with the new Vista Business release. Unfortunately, we use lotus notes and i hate it (to put it mildly).
I was able to install Notes client 6.5.2 just as I had in XP and it works perfectly.  I installed Outlook 2003 without any patches and it also works perfectly.  I installed the Outlook Connector for Domino (version 2.0.4007.0) and it worked perfectly also.  It picked up my domino server and ID file, prompted me for password and started downloading my profile~! 
But when I close out of Outlook and try to reopen it, i get 2 errors and outlook shuts down.  I have tried reboots, restarting notes, changing permissions on the notes directory and I can't get it to work properly....  Fortunately, I can get it to work by uninstalling the connector, then reinstalling it again (no reboots)...  I then open outlook and it picks up my notes id file and prompts me for the password and works fine again...  It retains my mail, tasks, and calendar so i have the a small tradeoff of having to deal with the uninstall/reinstall to escape lotus notes.
I did a lot of searching around the web and have not seen anyone with this issue (or even anything similar).  It seems like it should be something easy to make a hack type fix for (given the current workaround), but thats just a guess.  I really have no idea. 
Here are the errrors:... Read more

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And i get the error

"Outlook encountered an error and needs to close. We're sorry for the inconvenience . . "

And there is a checkbox, its checked by default, it says "Restart Microsoft Outlook"

I already tried a new Outlook profile, I did a reinstallation. I mounted the users mailbox on my computer and clicked on Notes and it worked. So, i've isolated it to his computer only. Any ideas?

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what is the name of the file, outlook archives every now and then it's contents? Problem is, a friend of mine accidently deleted the complete contents of his Inbox and also permanently deleted them in Outlook, since he thought he was in the: "Sent items" folder. I know there is still a way to re-create all those email of the Inbox but not sure exaclty how.
Doesn't usually Outlook archive the contents of the INBOX in some *.pst file (archive.pst) or so? If so, what is the exact name of the file and where is it located?

If this is not the way to do it, maybe you have any idea how to do so. I know it's possible, but the question: "HOW" is still present.

PS: I ONLY DO need the contents of the INBOX, NO OTHER files.

Thank you very much,

A:recovering of permanently deleted emails in MS Outlook 2003

You would have to have auto archiving turned on. In Outlook, go to Tools> Options> Other tab> click the AutoArchive button. See if Run AutoArchive is checked. If it is, then Move old items to: will have a path to the folder.

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Like many others out there I'm sure my question will be redundant as searching has not shown any conversion software that won't cost me more than I can afford.

Looking to convert my old Lotus Notes emails to Out 2003.

Any Ideas?

Address Book is not a problem, I can handle that.

Thanks Rick

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I found similar thread here, but suggested decision was not in help to me.
Crash is in kernel32.dll, not in printer files. Tried to update office to SP3- no luck, reinstall of office- same thing.
OS: Win XP home SP2

A:Excel 2003 crash when try to change font color

You say it isn't a printer issue - I take it to mean that you have a default printer and the other Office programs (Word, etc.) all work and print fine?
What is the specific error message you get when you have this problem? kernel32.dll is responsible for a lot of things....

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I've seen this mentioned around the web a few times but I haven't seen any fix for it or even a path to the setting that alters it:

Basically, when I reply to an email the font in the message is huge. I have all my fonts set to 9pt Verdana and this is fine in the preview pane and also when I compose a new message myself. The problem only occurs when i reply.

What I've checked:
Tools - options - mail format - fonts: all options set to 9pt Verdana and Always Use My Fonts radio button is selected.

View - Arrange by - Custom - Other Settings: all fonts set to 9pt Verdana

FYI: I'm running Outlook 2003 on a Win2K SP3 workstation.

All suggestions welcome

A:Outlook 2003 font issue

I had a problem that was similar to yours, and was getting really frustrated with Outlook's dual font 'feature'. What was happening was that when Outlook uses Winword for mail composition, Outlook also used Winword's default Zoom View, which in my case was inexplicably set to 114%.

Thus to solve the problem, open up a new message in Outlook, from the menu select View\Zoom and make sure the setting is at 100%.

Hope that works for you as well.


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When replying or forwarding back to a user, the signature font changes. It can be sent from the same person but when I hit reply the font changes to Arial 12 but on another email its arial 10. I checked all the settings and can't find anything? any help will be greatly appreciated.


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For the past two weeks or so, my Outlook 2003 will only show a partial font list in the drop down, and it also won't change the font of the current text.

For example, if my default is verdana and I start typing but decide I want to change to tahoma, I'd normaly highlight the text and click on my font list and click on tahoma. But lately, my font list ends at the last 'R' font. I know I have a lot of fonts installed, but nothing that would cause issues, and it hasn't caused issues prior.

Is there any way to fix this? I am not using word as the editor.


A:Shortened Font List in Outlook 2003?


Have you recently installed quite a few extra fonts, as there is a maximum number of TrueType fonts that can be installed in Microsoft Windows. The exact number of TrueType fonts that can be installed varies, depending on the length of the TrueType font names and file names.

If specific fonts are missing, you might want to remove unused fonts from Microsoft Windows. To remove unused fonts from your computer, try this:

1. Quit all programs.
2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
3. Double-click Fonts.
4. To delete a font from your computer, click the font that you want to delete, and then click Delete on the File menu.



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I have two problems that are probably related.

When I print my Outlook calendar it comes out half page and the type is in the smallest font I've seen.

Where do I find the commands to fix this?


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I am using Outlook 2003 and in the body of my message when I print some the font size in some of the text (not all of it) will change. Does anyone know why this happens and is there a setting in Outlook to stopp it from happening? This does not happen all of the time but frequently. It is very frustrating.

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I am going crazy because Outlook keeps changing my reply fonts to Times New Roman 8pt. The font switching does not happen if *I* start a thread (even if I reply), but if I reply to someone else's original thread, my font (and only my responses, everyone else's stays the same) changes to Times New Roman 8pt. When I am replying to the msg, it shows up as Arial 10pt on my screen, but when I get the message back, my section of reply has been converted to Times New Roman.

It's driving me nuts! I've tried everything - I've gone to Tools/Options/Mail Format and made sure my fonts are set to Arial - nowhere does it say that Times New Roman is a font to use. I've tried formatting my emails as HTML and rich text. I've made sure my font preferences in Excel and Word are Arial.... What am I missing?!?!

I noticed that this issue started happening after I clicked on a link that a friend sent me via AOL instant messenger. When I clicked on the link, it took me to the web address, but the view was all screwy - HUGE view, font was changed, etc., and the same goes for my AOL IM font preferences. I eventually managed to reset AOL IM and my web options, but since then, I've had this weird Outlook font issue. Could be unrelated, but who knows

HELP me please, somebody!

A:Help! Outlook 2003 font changes to times new roman


I just had a similar problem and could not fix it. So I am disabling Word as the email editor, and using rich text format (rtf) instead. So far it seems to be working ok and has not given me the unusual font when I click on "reply to." I guess this means the Word "normal.dot" file is involved. Hope this helps.

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I went to file / options / mail / stationary and changed the font to arial / 11 both in new messages and replay. The font is so small, I can hardly see it. What am I doing wrong that it won't remember the font size?


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The default is greyed out, how do I get it to be "ungreyed", this would do it.

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I'm using Outlook 2003 in HTML mode. I used to be able to choose a font color when I was replying to an email. Now, when I put the Formatting Toolbar up it's all greyed out. When I click on Format / Font I get a drop-down box like I would expect but it's completely empty. Nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada.

I have gone to Tools / Options / Mail Format and tried everything that I've read here in the forums. I'm on HTML. I've checked "Always use my fonts", etc. And the frustrating thing is I used to have it. It used to work. Personally, I think it's a MS Update that's killed it. The MS Updater for Explorer 7 kills my ability to use Tools / Internet Options from Explorer unless I copy an old 352kb copy of Inetcpl over the 1.74mb one they keep downloading to me. I update. It goes away. I copy over the new file. It needs to update, etc., etc. I think they're related. MS is dinking with something and screwed up a file I need. THat's it for my cynical side today.

I'm using XP Professional.

Thanks for your help.


A:Outlook 2003 - Format / Font doesn't work

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Hi All

OK when I compose an email, font is in 12 Arial Narrow, but the email when it reaches the recipient and also my sent folder the font is quite tiny, why does this change?

I have been to Tools > Options > Stationery and Fonts - I clicked on all three > Choose Font Options and they are all under Arial Narrow 12, this text is more than big enough when I am composing the email but for some reason it changes, does anyone know where I must go to stop the fonts changing when its sent? (yes I did click apply when i reset the font size)

Do I have to increase the font size to something like 26 for it to be normal size in recipients email in boxes?

It's really stumped me, I know my email did not always do this.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated

Forgot to mention - Microsoft Office 2003 has all its updates and I am using XP Pro which is all up to date also.


A:Solved: Microsoft Outlook 2003 font problem

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I managed to change the size of the Inbox reading pane font but haven`t been able to find the same for the mail/personal folders list on the left side of Outlook. Any suggestions please?

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What version of Outlook. From 2007 back it can't be done. I'll try on what you're using. If you decide to do this: Start>Run>desk.cpl>Display Properties>Appearance>Advanced>Click Icon in the > list>Choose Font and Size. You will now have a large Folder List as desired. Unfortunately everything in your computer will also be larger. Since I don't know your reasons, it might be that you'd prefer this.

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Ok, in my inbox e-mails starting from yesterday are a larger bolder font like the below example. The from, subject, and received field entries are big. Only on received unread messages. If I open the e-mail and close it it defaults to a font like I am writing now.The font inside the e-mail body is not affected. The font for new messages is Comic Sans 10 point but for inbox fields it should be plain jane. It seems to be taking the font for new messages and applying it to received message fields.Any ideas? THANKS

A:Font change on received messages in Outlook XP

Try Internet Explorer...(yes, IE)

View-Text Size...

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I don't care for the font setting that always comes up on OE5 when writing Email. I haven't found a way to change that setting except to manually change the font and size every time I compose a new message. I've looked at many help areas, but have never seen the question asked. When I was using AOL, I could easily change these settings and save them. I really did try all kinds of things, but with no luck. This probably has a very simple answer, but I haven't found it yet! Hope somebody knows the answer. Thanks for any help.

A:Outlook Express 5: Can I change default font?

You sure can... In OE go to tools & click on options & set the font in compose.

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I've changed the font size in most of the views in Outlook. But I can't find a way to modify the Folder List.

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New Prob..I used to be able to change the font in my Outlook Express emails, by, lets say, selecting all, or highlighting a couple of words, and clicking on the menu, on the word font, and changing it that way. Now when I try that, I get an error that says: An error has occurred in this dialog. Error 501 Permission Denied
What the heck is up with that?
Thanks in advance

A:Solved: can't change font in Outlook Express

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For some reason I'm unable to change the default font for my outgoing email.
When I go to Options>mail, and click on stationary & fonts nothing happens.
Any ideas please? I'm running Win 7.

A:Can't change default font Outlook 2010

You could try doing a Repair.
Here's a couple of links you can look at about this.
Office 2010 - Perform Repairs
Repair Office programs - Project - Office.com

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I managed to change the size of the Inbox reading pane font but haven`t been able to find the same for the mail/personal folders list on the left side of Outlook. Any suggestions please?

A:Change font size Outlook 2007

What version of Outlook. From 2007 back it can't be done. I'll try on what you're using. If you decide to do this: Start>Run>desk.cpl>Display Properties>Appearance>Advanced>Click Icon in the > list>Choose Font and Size. You will now have a large Folder List as desired. Unfortunately everything in your computer will also be larger. Since I don't know your reasons, it might be that you'd prefer this.

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A friend uses outlook express (she uses IE and has xp) and I use gmail (both firefox and chrome and windows 7) and we both have the same issue. I set my font to be a certain color and size but when I type a new email my first line text is black and in a different font and size than I specified in the settings. This appears to be an intermittent issue as it doesn't always happen in gmail. This also happens when I edit text that's I'm in the middle of composing. Is there a fix for this, especially for the outlook express?
Thank you for your time.

A:Font change in outlook express and gmail

Is there a fix for this, especially for the outlook express? Don't think so. I have used OE for 15 years and still see that strange behavior.

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Outlook 2010 will display the the email in whatever font it was typed in, and if it's a HTML mail, in whatever fonts is set by the HTML tags. However is there a way to set a default font the Outlooks displays the messages in, just like you can set the default font in web browsers, regardless of what the developers specified.

The reason for this is because most emails are typed in Times New Roman and MS Mincho which aren't suitable for LCD screens. I want everything to be displayed in Verdana and Meiryo.

A:Change default display font Outlook 2010

Are you asking how to do it? If so, File > Options > Mail > Stationary & Fonts.

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After I read a msg in the Inbox of Outlook (Vista Ultimate 64) the "From" "Message" and "Received" information in that line gets very small and turns red. How can I increase the font size so that it isn't so hard to read?

A:Outlook read messages font size change

I just realized that this happens when I have flagged the message. If it isn't flagged, it doesn't turn red and get very small. Still would like to have the font bigger, even if it is red.

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Hiya - I just upgraded to Office 2007 and I've run into something I just can't figure out:

How do you change the font for individual items on the daily calendar in the printed version of it?

I found the Page Setup -> Daily, and the fonts in there affect the right hand Notes section and the footer.

In View -> Customize Current View you can change the font for the individual items onscreen, but it does not carry over to the printed version. For the life of me I can't find a setting to change for that.

(to change the onscreen font see: http://www.uwec.edu/Help/Outlook07/CAL-options.htm#fontsize)

Can anyone shed any light on this? That small font is terrible on my old eyes I did download the Calendar Printing Assistant, so if anyone can point me to some good documentation for it - that might do the trick as well.

Thank you for your time.

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Hi: I want to add the Notes field to a Category view of appointments.

I managed to get the Notes field showing by using the Field Chooser, and picking Notes from the All Appointment Fields list.

I later removed the Notes column by dragging it off the bar with column names, and now can't get it back again.

I've looked in the Field chooser, but Notes no longer appears in the All Appointments fields list in Field chooser.


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Using Outlook 2003, Contacts: 'draft font' is newly automatically selected under the View dropdown menu. I can no longer see font formatting until I unclick this. I don't want to use 'draft font'. Ever. I have HTML selected.

Thank you for your advice.

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Hi Gang,

My present problem did not exist earlier. I am unable to increase or decrease the font size in Outlook Express stationary mails. I am able to change the font (Ariel to times etc.) but not the size.

I am aware of "tools, options, compose". In fact it's presently set for size 20. I get size 12.

When I copy from Word or Word Pad a larger font to test it, it converts to size 12.

I can highlight, hit format, change the font this way and it remains default 12.

When I change the format size, initially, the cursor appears changed to the new font size in the mail (say size 36), but once I type a letter or hit the space bar it reverts to the default size 12.

Something is reverting it to the default 12. It's driving me crazy.

It seems to have occurred when I upgraded Opera. May not be related but I grasping for straws.

Any help? Thanks,


A:Unable to change default font size in Outlook Express


I don't know if any of this will apply to you, but here goes:



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Somehow in typing an email I have accidentally changed the font size as displayed on the screen so it is too small to read easily. It is only on the outgoing email, incoming emails and all other Office fonts display as normal.

The actualy font size chosen (Arial 12) is still the same, it is just the display that has shrunk (to about 50%), presumably from a keyboard shortcut that was used accidentally.

Can someone please tell me how to get it back to 100% before I go blind?


A:How do I change the font display size in Outlook outgoing emails?

If you have opened an email in a separate window - try Zoom Button (it is the last one one the right in Message tab).

If you are talking about general Outlook, where you can preview emails in one of the panes, there is a slider with percentage on the very bottom right.

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Hey guys,
So I'm wondering If I could get help with getting a font to be used in the system. The font I want to use is this:
(traditional) AR Tianniu B5 - Free Chinese Font - Free Chinese Font

However the font name is in Chinese:
called '最新版心形中文甜妞体智能机专用科'

I'm trying to use this font as a system font on my English Home Premium Windows 7 64-bit.

I've tried changing the fonts the normal way via the 'change window colors and metrice' way in the control panel. However, the font I installed doesn't appear as an option because the font name is in chinese?
I tried to change the font name to English, however it makes the font invalid.
Any help?

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Our family used Office 2003 for years until a couple of years ago I purchased Home & Student 2010 Family Pak. I installed 2010 on all our computers except my son's PC I kept 2003 on it since he's blind and needed Outlook. He uses Outlook as his email and was trained on it several years ago using JAWs (screen reading software) so that's all he's ever used.

Since Office 2003 is no longer supported I need to uninstall it and install Office 2010 so I need to find him another email program similar to Outlook. I'm not crazy about upgrading to Office 365 Home Premium but would if there were no other choices.

Is the Outlook version that comes with 365 extremely different different from 2003?

It seems to be impossible to find or the price too high to upgrade to Outlook 2010. Would Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird be closer to his Outlook 2003?

A:Upgrade or change from Outlook 2003

I can't tell you whether Outlook 2003 is very different from Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013, as I have not used Outlook 2003.

As Windows Live Mail is free you could download a copy & try it out to see if it's suitable for your son.

If you go to Office 365 Home Premium you will get Outlook 2013. Does you Office 2010 Home & Student Family Pack have enough users to allow the additional installation on your son's computer, or have you used them all already.

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Really strange problem here.

I'm running Windows XP on a laptop with the resolution set to 1400x1050. I installed a work application, and there was a problem with some of the application buttons not fitting onto my screen. To fix this, I had to go to the advanced display settings in Control Panel and change the DPI setting from Large to Normal. Now that I am done using that application, I changed the setting back to Large.

Problem is now in Lotus Notes, the font that all of my emails are displayed in has changed. It's a bold font, definitely not how it was before. But all the font settings from what I can tell are exactly the same as before. Any ideas at all?

I'm not expecting much here, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

A:Lotus Notes font problem

Try going to (close your Notes please) C:\Notes\notes.ini
After "timezone=5", at the beginning of the file, insert this row
x can be 1, 2, 3 etc to change the font in Notes.
Good Luck!

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Hello guys,

i'm not pretty sure about what my fault is, but my sticky notes font was changed.
i just only remembered about last week i had installed an open source program (forgot the name ).

maybe this is not kind of huge error or something, but i'm very uncomfortable.
I would really appreciate if someone could help me to solve this problem

thanks before.
this is my sticky notes screenshot

A:Sticky Notes (font was changed)

The default typeface for sticky notes is Segoe Print... Perhaps the app u installed deleted it from your system??? If deleted sticky notes will use MS Sans Serif as the default font... which is what it looks to be in your case!

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Morning All,
It seems that my Arial font has somehow become corrupted. Any program, Word, Excel, Access, IE, etc that uses Arial displays the font Italicized regardless of wether or not it is. Making it Italicized doesn't change it. Any suggestions? I found a fix offered on the Vista section here for correcting the registry but that's Vista and hasn't worked on XP for me.
With All Due Respect,

A:Permanently Italicized Arial font

There are instructions here for deleting the font cache so it renews at reboot.


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Hi all.

On a clients PC, we're trying to disable using word when reading emails. However, we're unable to. The option is greyed out. Any suggestions?

This isn't a policy or rights issue as we don't have a policy for it and the client is given admin rights on the PC.


A:Cannot change Message Format in Outlook 2003

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Out look won't allow me to specify another email address as the reply address. Under "User information" I fill in the address that I want people to reply to and outlook seems to just ignore this. I've looked at help files and the MS website and they all say that it shouldn't do this, but it does.

Any ideas?

A:Outlook 2003 won't change the reply email

You want to be hidden using alias?

Primary Email
Seconard Email for replys only

You can setup the Primary Email to only recieve the email (read only)
You can setup the Secondary to read and send the email. There is an option to do this under Options. But you need to setup up both accounts you want to use with passwords and etc.. Then test them out. You might have to manually tell Outlook to use the secondary account. But I've done what you are asking when I had an SBC account. It can be done..

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Hello, I'm trying to set my Outlook to save everything in my USB flash and only in the flash drive. I don't want any trace of emails or calendar in my harddrive. So for example when I unplug my flash drive my outlook will be empty with no emails or anything else. Is this possible? I've only seen solutions for backing up files on to a USB but is it possible to make Outlook only save to and read from my USB?

A:Outlook 2003 Change default destination


I don't want any trace of emails or calendar in my harddrive. So for example when I unplug my flash drive my outlook will be empty with no emails or anything else. Is this possible?Click to expand...

in short, no.

outlook stores .pst files (copies of mail ) on your hd.

a quick search for .pst and you will see what i mean. cheers.

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