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Type Size changes when I send an email

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Type Size changes when I send an email

When I compose a document on word and then copy it to an email it always takes away my underlining, which is easily fixed. The document looks fine, but when I send it, the type sizes are all over the place. Some stay the same and some are huge. The changes are usually the same places in a document. Any ideas on how to fix? Thanks!

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Re: Type Size changes when I send an email

The problem is you are trying to copy text and formatting from a word processor into a webmail program.  The two are not always compatible.  I'm on a Mac and my word processor is Pages.  I just tried an experiment, copying the address header from a letter I have on the computer that was written using Pages.  It is Italicized in the letter.  When I copy and paste it into a new message in Comcast email, it appears in the default font for Comcast, and it's not Italicized.  So it's not just Word.  Some stuff may carry over but not all.

 

I also tried the reverse-------I used Bold, Italicize and underline in some text in this post, and then tried to copy/paste it into a blank Pages document.  All the text appeared with the font controlled by Pages, and all the HTML stuff was stripped out.  No bold or any of the rest of it showed up.

 

You would do better to send the document as an attachment.




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Re: Type Size changes when I send an email

Thank you! I finally called a tech support # and they said it was a browser problem. I was opening my email with Internet Explorer and it did better when I used Firefox. They also recommended sending as an attachment, which I am doing. Thanks so much!