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Deke40

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Sometime I get something I would like to post here or forward and it has the carets and wierd formating like the one below. I know how to get rid of the carets but what to do about the formating of the text.

There was an old country preacher who had a teenage son, and it
was
getting
time the boy should give some thought along
the line of choosing a profession. Like many young men, then and
now, the
boy didn't really know what he wanted to do- and he didn't seem
overly
concerned about it.

One day, while the boy was away at school, his father decided to
try an
experiment. What he did was, he went into the boy's room
and placed on his study table these three objects: a Bible, a
silver dollar,
and a bottle of whiskey...
"Now then," the old preacher said to himself, "I'll just hide
behind the
door here, and when my son comes home from school this
afternoon, I'll see which of these three objects he picks up. If he
picks up
the Bible, he's going to be a preacher like me, and what a
blessing that would be! If he picks up the dollar, he's going to be
a
businessman, and that would be o.k. too. But if he picks up the
bottle, he's going to be a drunkard - a no-good drunkard and Lord,
what a
shame that would be." The old man was anxious as he waited,
and
soon he
heard his son's footsteps as he came in the house whistling and
headed back
to his room. He deposited his books on the bed, as a matter of
routine, and
as he turned around to leave the room he spotted the objects on
the
table.

With a curious set in his eye, he walked over to inspect them.
What
he
finally did was, he picked up the Bible and placed it
under his arm. He picked up the silver dollar and dropped it into
his pocket
He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink...
"Lord have mercy," the old man whispered, "He's gonna be a
politician!"
 
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Hi Deke - yeah, it's a pain that I also encounter.

If you have Outlook 2002 there's an option under Tools/Options/Preferences/Email options to remove extra line breaks, but this isn't available in earlier versions of Outlook.

Otherwise, try converting the message to plain text (Format/Plain Text from the message menu) and then converting it back (Format/HTML) so you can format it as you wish.
 

Deke40

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I am using Outlook Express so I guess I will have to keep trying to sort this out.

Thanks for the reply.
 
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Hmm...can't you basically do the same sort of thing in Express? I haven't used Express for a while but I seem to remember that you can still format/plain text and then format/rich rext (html)?
 

Deke40

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I hit the reply button and then went into the "Format" menu and did what you said about changing from plain text to html and couldn't get it to do where I wanted it. Also tried everything else under "Format".

Going to take a breack and watch the Open from St. Andrew's.
 
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