Outlook 2003 Stationary Fonts and HTML w/ CSS


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Guest

Our company recently upgraded to Outlook 2003 (finally) and since we have had
trouble with our HTML emails with embedded CSS displaying properly. It seems
as though the stationary fonts are overriding the CSS styles. Does anyone
know how or why this is happening?? I know that HTML emails and email apps
are finnicky but we didn't have problems with Outlook 2000. Any ideas on an
Internet or Security setting in Outlook or IE possibly? Any help is greatly
appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
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R

Roady [MVP]

Why are you using both? The whole purpose of CSS is not to have to use
individual font settings anymore ;-)

Just like with normal HTML page <font> properties will still override your
div and class properties (like it should).

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003


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Our company recently upgraded to Outlook 2003 (finally) and since we have
had
trouble with our HTML emails with embedded CSS displaying properly. It seems
as though the stationary fonts are overriding the CSS styles. Does anyone
know how or why this is happening?? I know that HTML emails and email apps
are finnicky but we didn't have problems with Outlook 2000. Any ideas on an
Internet or Security setting in Outlook or IE possibly? Any help is greatly
appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
G

Guest

I am not using both. But there are fonts automatically picked in the Outlook
Stationary Picker. I don't think there is a way to disable that.
 
R

Roady [MVP]

It should work then. You might want to validate your HTML template. For
instance that all tags are closed properly and the CSS lines end with
semicolons and such.
 
G

Guest

all tags are closed and correct. im thinking it might be some sort of
security setting... this happens on all html template emails sent. i think
outlook may not be reading them for some reason.


Roady said:
It should work then. You might want to validate your HTML template. For
instance that all tags are closed properly and the CSS lines end with
semicolons and such.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003


-----
I am not using both. But there are fonts automatically picked in the Outlook
Stationary Picker. I don't think there is a way to disable that.


Roady said:
Why are you using both? The whole purpose of CSS is not to have to use
individual font settings anymore ;-)

Just like with normal HTML page <font> properties will still override your
div and class properties (like it should).

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

-----
Our company recently upgraded to Outlook 2003 (finally) and since we have
had
trouble with our HTML emails with embedded CSS displaying properly. It
seems
as though the stationary fonts are overriding the CSS styles. Does anyone
know how or why this is happening?? I know that HTML emails and email apps
are finnicky but we didn't have problems with Outlook 2000. Any ideas on
an
Internet or Security setting in Outlook or IE possibly? Any help is
greatly
appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
R

Roady [MVP]

What method of inserting do you use?

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003


-----
all tags are closed and correct. im thinking it might be some sort of
security setting... this happens on all html template emails sent. i think
outlook may not be reading them for some reason.


Roady said:
It should work then. You might want to validate your HTML template. For
instance that all tags are closed properly and the CSS lines end with
semicolons and such.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003


-----
I am not using both. But there are fonts automatically picked in the
Outlook
Stationary Picker. I don't think there is a way to disable that.


Roady said:
Why are you using both? The whole purpose of CSS is not to have to use
individual font settings anymore ;-)

Just like with normal HTML page <font> properties will still override
your
div and class properties (like it should).

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

-----
Our company recently upgraded to Outlook 2003 (finally) and since we
have
had
trouble with our HTML emails with embedded CSS displaying properly. It
seems
as though the stationary fonts are overriding the CSS styles. Does
anyone
know how or why this is happening?? I know that HTML emails and email
apps
are finnicky but we didn't have problems with Outlook 2000. Any ideas on
an
Internet or Security setting in Outlook or IE possibly? Any help is
greatly
appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
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G

Guest

I create the html file and then save it. Then in Outlook 2003, I go to Tools
-> Options -> Mail Format -> Stationery Picker -> New -> Select my html file.
This method has worked fine for me for a long time. Is there a better way to
do it?



Roady said:
What method of inserting do you use?

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003


-----
all tags are closed and correct. im thinking it might be some sort of
security setting... this happens on all html template emails sent. i think
outlook may not be reading them for some reason.


Roady said:
It should work then. You might want to validate your HTML template. For
instance that all tags are closed properly and the CSS lines end with
semicolons and such.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

-----
I am not using both. But there are fonts automatically picked in the
Outlook
Stationary Picker. I don't think there is a way to disable that.


Roady said:
Why are you using both? The whole purpose of CSS is not to have to use
individual font settings anymore ;-)

Just like with normal HTML page <font> properties will still override
your
div and class properties (like it should).

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

-----
Our company recently upgraded to Outlook 2003 (finally) and since we
have
had
trouble with our HTML emails with embedded CSS displaying properly. It
seems
as though the stationary fonts are overriding the CSS styles. Does
anyone
know how or why this is happening?? I know that HTML emails and email
apps
are finnicky but we didn't have problems with Outlook 2000. Any ideas on
an
Internet or Security setting in Outlook or IE possibly? Any help is
greatly
appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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