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Outlook 2003: Formatting Message Text

Outlook 2003: Formatting Message Text

The Formatting toolbar is available from within any HTML message once you click inside the message body. It contains commands similar to the Formatting toolbar found in other Microsoft programs like Word and Excel.

Figure 8. Formatting Toolbar

               

Command…

Function…

Save

Saves the current message to Draft form.

Print

Sends a copy of the open message to the printer.

Cut

Deletes the selected text from the message and places it on the Windows Clipboard.

Copy

Copies the selected text on the message and places it on the Windows Clipboard.

Paste

Pastes the most recent Windows Clipboard contents on the message at the cursor position.

Font Face

This drop-down list displays the fonts available on your computer. The default Microsoft Office 2003 font is Times New Roman.

Font Size

This drop-down list displays typical font sizes. The default Microsoft Office 2003 font size is 12. One font size point is equal to 1/72” tall. So, 72 point text will print 1” high. If you need a size not listed in this drop-down, you can click inside the box and type the size you want.

Text Color

This command changes the color of selected text lettering.

Bold

This command applies bold formatting to selected text.

Italic

This command applies italic formatting to selected text.

Underline

This command applies an underline to selected text.

 

               

Command…

Function…

Left Align

This command will align the selected text with the left margin.

Center Align

This command will align the selected text between the left and right margins.

Right Align

This command will align the selected text with the right margin.

Numbering

This command will number a list of selected text.

Bullets

This command will create bullets for selected text.

Decrease Indent

This command will decrease the indent of selected text to the nearest [Tab] stop. Default tabs are set every .5”.

Increase Indent

This command will increase the indent of selected text to the nearest [Tab] stop. Default tabs are set every .5”.