Font Color in html stationery for Windows Live

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Darcy, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Darcy

    Darcy Guest

    Font color is not holding when creating stationery for Windows Live, either
    from basic html creation or from the Windows Live Mail program itself.

    To be more specific, if I create a stationery from within Windows Live Mail,
    using the "create new stationery" feature (Message, Stationery, More
    Stationery, Create new) it gives you the option to choose a font color and
    shows preview with the font color, but when you actually choose to send the
    stationery, the font is black.

    Windows Mail in Vista worked fine as far as font color, and so did Outlook
    Express in XP, so this may be a flaw?

    Thanks.
     
    Darcy, Apr 17, 2009
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  2. Darcy

    Computerfee Guest

    Darcy,

    have made experiences with not even the chosen font holding when you create
    stationery, using the stationery wizard of WLM, but it always comes up the
    default mail font which is set in black of course. I found out you have to
    edit the html file of the stationery later to get that to work. To get it
    done, go to the stationery file in question in My Computer/Explorer and open
    it with Notepad/Editor, so you see all the html words making the stationery.
    Now you have to add words like for example "write here" or whatever you like
    right between the last two entries - looks like this then
    </BODY>
    write here
    </HTML>
    When this is added to the stationery html code for me the stationery always
    comes up with the added words on top in the chosen font as well as colour!
    so when I then highlight the words and start typing it works in the font and
    colour as well (below the added words, the default font is still set)

    Computerfee Heidi
     
    Computerfee, Apr 17, 2009
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  3. Darcy

    Darcy Guest

    Thanks for the feedback. Yes, that works, but if you double space, it is
    lost, and when mass creating stationery to provide for download it is not an
    option we want to use. This appears to be a flaw, especially considering
    that when creating stationery with Windows Live mail stationery wizard,
    itshows colored font, but loses it when you click to create the message. So,
    it is not just externally created html.

    Providing stationery with "write here" for beginners may not be self
    explanatory, and for experienced users it is not the best as you cannot just
    choose stationery and start typing.. instead you have to choose stationery,
    highlight existing text, then start.. just seems a hassle and not as
    professional.

    I would appreciate continued feedback on this, or a link to report program
    errors for Windows Live Mail.

    Thanks,
    Darcy


    Darcy,

    have made experiences with not even the chosen font holding when you create
    stationery, using the stationery wizard of WLM, but it always comes up the
    default mail font which is set in black of course. I found out you have to
    edit the html file of the stationery later to get that to work. To get it
    done, go to the stationery file in question in My Computer/Explorer and open
    it with Notepad/Editor, so you see all the html words making the stationery.
    Now you have to add words like for example "write here" or whatever you like
    right between the last two entries - looks like this then
    </BODY>
    write here
    </HTML>
    When this is added to the stationery html code for me the stationery always
    comes up with the added words on top in the chosen font as well as colour!
    so when I then highlight the words and start typing it works in the font and
    colour as well (below the added words, the default font is still set)

    Computerfee Heidi
     
    Darcy, Apr 17, 2009
    #3
  4. Darcy

    Ron Sommer Guest

    Why are you putting write here after the closing body tag?

    Are you using the style section for fonts and color?

    <html>
    <head>
    <title>
    </title>
    <style><!-- body { font-family: Arial, Helvetica; font-size: 14pt; color:
    #ff0000; background color: #66ff99; } -->
    </style>
    </head>
    <body>
    <DIV>Ron Sommer<BR />
    MO</DIV>
    </body>
    </html>
     
    Ron Sommer, Apr 17, 2009
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  5. Darcy

    Computerfee Guest

    Not much of an idea about anything - just have been trying bits I got to
    know here and there and found out that when I have the stationery created
    with the stationery wizard in WLM it does work when I add any text between
    the last two items, that this text does come up with the font I chose while
    running the wizard.

    Computerfee Heidi
     
    Computerfee, Apr 17, 2009
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