E-mailing in Spanish


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Pdigmking

My wife is doing some translations from English into Spanish. The people
she's doing the translations for prefer she cut and paste into e-mail
rather than send the translated material as an attachment. She is doing
the work in MS word 2003 with the Spanish language stuff installed.

The problem is that when she sends the completed work, some of the
characters get changed to an asterix. I've notice this before myself with
regular english stuff. If you compose something in Word, and cut and paste
it, apostrophes get change to question marks and what not. I suggested
that she save the work as txt and rtf formats, then cut and paste, but that
didn't solve the problem.

Does anyone know whay this happens? Is there a way to take work out of MS
word and paste it into e-mail without this happening?

TIA

Paul.
 
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Bruce Chambers

Pdigmking said:
My wife is doing some translations from English into Spanish. The people
she's doing the translations for prefer she cut and paste into e-mail
rather than send the translated material as an attachment. She is doing
the work in MS word 2003 with the Spanish language stuff installed.

The problem is that when she sends the completed work, some of the
characters get changed to an asterix. I've notice this before myself with
regular english stuff. If you compose something in Word, and cut and paste
it, apostrophes get change to question marks and what not. I suggested
that she save the work as txt and rtf formats, then cut and paste, but that
didn't solve the problem.

Does anyone know whay this happens? Is there a way to take work out of MS
word and paste it into e-mail without this happening?

TIA

Paul.

Without knowing which precise email client (out of literally dozens of
possibilities) your wife is using, it's impossible to offer any specific
advice. However, one certainly couldn't expect to successfully copy &
paste formatted text from Word to Outlook Express (or many other email
clients), for instance, and retain the formatting or fonts.

If your wife has Word, and she may well also have Microsoft Outlook
installed on the same computer. Microsoft Outlook allows one to
designate Microsoft Word as the default mail editor, so this problem
wouldn't arise.


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Pdigmking

Without knowing which precise email client (out of literally
dozens of
possibilities) your wife is using, it's impossible to offer any
specific advice. However, one certainly couldn't expect to
successfully copy & paste formatted text from Word to Outlook Express
(or many other email clients), for instance, and retain the formatting
or fonts.

If your wife has Word, and she may well also have Microsoft
Outlook
installed on the same computer. Microsoft Outlook allows one to
designate Microsoft Word as the default mail editor, so this problem
wouldn't arise.
Thanks Bruce.

My wife got it to work simply by using a different e-mail account so
aparently it has something to do with the actual server. I don't
understand why one certainly can't expect to cut and paste in this
instance. I mean, if you're using some funky font sure, but we're
talking basic new times roman, a standard default. I cut and paste stuff
from one thing to another all the time in other programs. We dont use MS
products for internet activity, but I'm suprised to hear that you can't
even cut and paste from one ms product to another and expect it to work.
This is a basic tool. Do you happen to know why the format doesn't
transfer or is changed by some e-mail servers?

Best wishes,

Paul.
 

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