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Why does Outlook Express insert extra line?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by FarmerRoger, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. FarmerRoger

    FarmerRoger Thread Starter

    May 16, 2003
    I have the oddest problem that receivers of my email messages have told me about.

    I'm using Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP Professional fully updated.

    When I create an email message, I often compose this message in MS Word first, and then copy/paste the message into the Outlook Express Create Message text box. At the beginning of my message, I often have a simple single spaced four line header like this:

    To: recipient
    From: me
    Date: current date
    Subject: what I'm writing about

    When I copy this header information into the OE Create Message text box, it appears to be correct.

    When I send the message, however, and then look at the sent message in the Sent Message folder, the sent message has the header double-spaced.

    This happens between each paragraph throughout the message, but NOT between lines within the paragraphs. Furthermore, this only happens when I compose my message in MS Word and then copy/paste into the OE Create Message text box.

    If I create my message within OE itself, or if I send the message directly from MS Word without copy/paste, then this problem does NOT happen.

    Does anybody have any idea why Outlook Express would insert blank lines into text ONLY when it has been copy/pasted from MS Word?????

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  2. bearone2

    bearone2 Banned

    Jun 4, 2004
    i'm not familiar with "express" create message box in outlook. you mention oe/outlook.


    i type the message into the message box or have "saved as" and send as an attachment.

    it may be something in the formatting within word.
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