appointment appears as text


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JGT

OK I'm not sure how to describe this so let me start at a basic point and
give some background.

I have Office 2003 running on my main laptop and my wife's desktop. I have a
LAN that connects our PCs as well as two other PCs. The golden rule is that
if some event is not on my calendar it may not happer or will be bumpted by
another event. If I make an entry in my calendar I "invite" my wife and then
with the click of a button she can add it to her calendar. She can also
create an entry on her calendar and invite me and with one click I've added
it to my calendar. So far all is good (BTW the invities are being sent via
email I DO NOT have an exchange server installed nor have I ever had one
installed0.

The other day I made several entries in my calendar and invited my wife to
each. As normal all appeared in her inbox but then we ran into a problem. A
couple of them appeared very normal and she could just click on the icon and
add them to her calendar. Two of the invites appeared as all text, there are
no icons in the invites. Thus she was not able to add them to her calendar
and deleted them. On my system I changed the time by one minute thus forcing
a resend of the two entries and again they appeared as all text messages in
her inbox.

Any idea what is going on and what I do to resolve the issue?

On both systems is
WinXP Pro
Office 2003
I've downloade all the latest updates from MS and they have been applied
without issue.
 
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Diane Poremsky {MVP}

it sounds like the 2 plain text ones were not sent as RTF or the RTF portion
was removed by the mail server. Double click on her name after addressing it
and check to see if its set for always use RTF.
 
J

JGT

I found the solution. Originally when I created the event I highlighted the
text for the subject. When I pasted the text into the meeting subject line it
appeared as two lines (I had copied the end of line return) thus the meeting
subject appeared as two lines. When I deleted the second line and reverted
the subject back to one line the meeting notice looked as expected on my
wife's PC.
 
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Diane Poremsky {MVP}

Interesting. Thanks for sharing. I suspect this might be the cause of
problems for others too.
 

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