Why Do My Fonts Look Different in Gmail than in Outlook 2007?


F

Fletch

Here are two examples:

When I respond to a message in Outlook with the nice respond blue it
looks like a _bigger_ size in Gmail.

Additionally, when I send a message using the Gmail interface, in the
normal sanserif text it shows up as times new roman when I look at it
in Outlook.

Am I losing my mind or is there some kind of discrepancy here?

If so, does anyone know how to fix it.

Thanks in advance.
 
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D

Diane Poremsky {MVP}

What message format do you use in Gmail? HTML or plain text? Are you using
the default fonts in outlook or did you change them?

Webmail accts handle formatting slightly differently because they use the
browser to render email.
 
F

Fletch

What message format do you use in Gmail? HTML or plain text? Are you using
the default fonts in outlook or did you change them?

Webmail accts handle formatting slightly differently because they use the
browser to render email.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks?http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007:http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips by email:
(e-mail address removed)

Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
(e-mail address removed)


Here are two examples:
When I respond to a message in Outlook with the nice respond blue it
looks like a _bigger_ size in Gmail.
Additionally, when I send a message using the Gmail interface, in the
normal sanserif text it shows up as times new roman when I look at it
in Outlook.
Am I losing my mind or is there some kind of discrepancy here?
If so, does anyone know how to fix it.
Thanks in advance.
I use the default font in Gmail which I believe is HTML.

As regards Outlook, I did a few test runs: On a message that I first
sent to myself, I tinkered with responding in Calibri and in Calibri
Body and both rendered the nice, typical sized font. Yet, on a
message that I sent to someone else, received a reply, and then sent
another reply to _myself_ the font was bigger.

And here's yet another quirk: I got an email in plain text and tried
forwarding and replying to myself (I set up a response quick-style
with the same formatting as my default reply/forward) and _both_ of
them came out in plain *black*.

Is there any solution to this madness?
 
D

Diane Poremsky {MVP}

plain font has no format - it will always be black. Actually, it will always
be the color the recipient has set in their font defaults for plain text -
but it will not have any formatting otherwise. Think of plain text as a
simple text file.











Fletch said:
What message format do you use in Gmail? HTML or plain text? Are you
using
the default fonts in outlook or did you change them?

Webmail accts handle formatting slightly differently because they use the
browser to render email.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks?http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007:http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips by email:
(e-mail address removed)

Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
(e-mail address removed)


Here are two examples:
When I respond to a message in Outlook with the nice respond blue it
looks like a _bigger_ size in Gmail.
Additionally, when I send a message using the Gmail interface, in the
normal sanserif text it shows up as times new roman when I look at it
in Outlook.
Am I losing my mind or is there some kind of discrepancy here?
If so, does anyone know how to fix it.
Thanks in advance.
I use the default font in Gmail which I believe is HTML.

As regards Outlook, I did a few test runs: On a message that I first
sent to myself, I tinkered with responding in Calibri and in Calibri
Body and both rendered the nice, typical sized font. Yet, on a
message that I sent to someone else, received a reply, and then sent
another reply to _myself_ the font was bigger.

And here's yet another quirk: I got an email in plain text and tried
forwarding and replying to myself (I set up a response quick-style
with the same formatting as my default reply/forward) and _both_ of
them came out in plain *black*.

Is there any solution to this madness?
 
F

Fletch

plain font has no format - it will always be black. Actually, it will always
be the color the recipient has set in their font defaults for plain text -
but it will not have any formatting otherwise. Think of plain text as a
simple text file.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks?http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007:http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips by email:
(e-mail address removed)

Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
(e-mail address removed)


What message format do you use in Gmail? HTML or plain text? Are you
using
the default fonts in outlook or did you change them?
Webmail accts handle formatting slightly differently because they use the
browser to render email.
--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks?http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007:http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
Outlook Tips by email:
(e-mail address removed)
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
(e-mail address removed)

Here are two examples:
When I respond to a message in Outlook with the nice respond blue it
looks like a _bigger_ size in Gmail.
Additionally, when I send a message using the Gmail interface, in the
normal sanserif text it shows up as times new roman when I look at it
in Outlook.
Am I losing my mind or is there some kind of discrepancy here?
If so, does anyone know how to fix it.
Thanks in advance.
I use the default font in Gmail which I believe is HTML.
As regards Outlook, I did a few test runs:  On a message that I first
sent to myself, I tinkered with responding in Calibri and in Calibri
Body and both rendered the nice, typical sized font.  Yet, on a
message that I sent to someone else, received a reply, and then sent
another reply to _myself_ the font was bigger.
And here's yet another quirk:  I got an email in plain text and tried
forwarding and replying to myself (I set up a response quick-style
with the same formatting as my default reply/forward) and _both_ of
them came out in plain *black*.
Is there any solution to this madness?
Thanks, Diane.

I still don't understand why my reply/forward font shows up in blue
(for the non plain-texters) but just a size or two too large.
 
D

Diane Poremsky {MVP}

I have no idea either - but its html and could be any number of settings on
the sender computer causing it.











Fletch said:
plain font has no format - it will always be black. Actually, it will
always
be the color the recipient has set in their font defaults for plain
text -
but it will not have any formatting otherwise. Think of plain text as a
simple text file.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks?http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007:http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips by email:
(e-mail address removed)

Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
(e-mail address removed)


What message format do you use in Gmail? HTML or plain text? Are you
using
the default fonts in outlook or did you change them?
Webmail accts handle formatting slightly differently because they use
the
browser to render email.
--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks?http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007:http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
Outlook Tips by email:
(e-mail address removed)
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
(e-mail address removed)
Here are two examples:
When I respond to a message in Outlook with the nice respond blue it
looks like a _bigger_ size in Gmail.
Additionally, when I send a message using the Gmail interface, in
the
normal sanserif text it shows up as times new roman when I look at
it
in Outlook.
Am I losing my mind or is there some kind of discrepancy here?
If so, does anyone know how to fix it.
Thanks in advance.
I use the default font in Gmail which I believe is HTML.
As regards Outlook, I did a few test runs: On a message that I first
sent to myself, I tinkered with responding in Calibri and in Calibri
Body and both rendered the nice, typical sized font. Yet, on a
message that I sent to someone else, received a reply, and then sent
another reply to _myself_ the font was bigger.
And here's yet another quirk: I got an email in plain text and tried
forwarding and replying to myself (I set up a response quick-style
with the same formatting as my default reply/forward) and _both_ of
them came out in plain *black*.
Is there any solution to this madness?
Thanks, Diane.

I still don't understand why my reply/forward font shows up in blue
(for the non plain-texters) but just a size or two too large.
 
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S

spalding.james

I have no idea either - but its html and could be any number of settings on
the sender computer causing it.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks?http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007:http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips by email:
(e-mail address removed)

Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
(e-mail address removed)




plain font has no format - it will always be black. Actually, it will
always
be the color the recipient has set in their font defaults for plain
text -
but it will not have any formatting otherwise. Think of plain text as a
simple text file.
--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks?http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007:http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
Outlook Tips by email:
(e-mail address removed)
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
(e-mail address removed)

What message format do you use in Gmail? HTML or plain text? Are you
using
the default fonts in outlook or did you change them?
Webmail accts handle formatting slightly differently because they use
the
browser to render email.
--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks?http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007:http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
Outlook Tips by email:
(e-mail address removed)
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
(e-mail address removed)

Here are two examples:
When I respond to a message in Outlook with the nice respond blueit
looks like a _bigger_ size in Gmail.
Additionally, when I send a message using the Gmail interface, in
the
normal sanserif text it shows up as times new roman when I look at
it
in Outlook.
Am I losing my mind or is there some kind of discrepancy here?
If so, does anyone know how to fix it.
Thanks in advance.
I use the default font in Gmail which I believe is HTML.
As regards Outlook, I did a few test runs: On a message that I first
sent to myself, I tinkered with responding in Calibri and in Calibri
Body and both rendered the nice, typical sized font. Yet, on a
message that I sent to someone else, received a reply, and then sent
another reply to _myself_ the font was bigger.
And here's yet another quirk: I got an email in plain text and tried
forwarding and replying to myself (I set up a response quick-style
with the same formatting as my default reply/forward) and _both_ of
them came out in plain *black*.
Is there any solution to this madness?
Thanks, Diane.
I still don't understand why my reply/forward font shows up in blue
(for the non plain-texters) but just a size or two too large.- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
I'm having that problem... When I send an email from gmail, the
recipient gets it in Times New Roman (despite using the default gmail
font)... a few of my friends that use Gmail also have this problem...
 
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Alexy -1

Hi Fletch, i am facing same problem, have you found any solution for this yet ?

Regards
Alex
 

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