Unpredicted font behavior in MS Outlook messages
February 4, 2017 3:48 PM   Subscribe

When I use the Firefox "Email Link..." command with Outlook, I get a web link in the new message formatted in my default font (Segoe UI). After the link, there is a space and a paragraph mark which are both in Times New Roman. That means that when I add text after the link, it's in TNR. I have tried making a Signature that consists solely of one or two blank lines formatted in Segoe. Outlook 2016 keeps adding a final line in Calibri 11.

Happens with both Outlook 2010 and 2016.
(I can see that this is really picky, but it's driving me nuts!) Thanks.
posted by feelinggood to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
I suspect that the Times New Roman is coming from Firefox. Not that you'd ever see it nowadays, but is that your default serif font?

Other than that, I don't think that you'll fix anything that's to do with Outlook putting in random formatting by using menu settings. There's two possible outlandish options: I suspect you could have an On Event trigger in VBA that reformatted the email if it was just a link and your signature; and possibly you could edit the default email form to be all in one font.

But the Outlook solutions are pie in the sky. The Firefox one might help.
posted by ambrosen at 7:07 PM on February 4, 2017

Thanks, Ambrosen. But no go. : - (
Changed Firefox default font to Segui and it still happens.
Have never done any VBA - maybe some add in - so doubt that it's an On Event trigger.
The default email form is already in one font - that's what I check and re-checked first.
posted by feelinggood at 8:20 PM on February 4, 2017

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