Windows Mail Stationery Stopped Working, Also Font colors and background colors...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by John Hanley, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. John Hanley

    John Hanley Guest

    Have had Vista Windows Mail running for a couple of days. Composed a
    message two days ago, using one of the stationery choices, and it worked
    fine. When composing today, none of the default stationery choices will
    appear. Tools/Options/Compose/Stationery does show a stationery choice in
    the box, however, none appears in the message. If I go to
    Stationery/Select, none of the choices will show in the Preview window (with
    the Show Preview box checked). In the Compose window, Format/Apply
    Stationery choices have no result. Also, Format/Background/Color choices
    have no result. Not sure what I may have done to cancel out the stationery
    choices. Curiouser and curiouser: no color fonts will work in Windows Mail
    Compose either. I have googled for this, but no joy yet. Any thoughts?
    Thanks.
     
    John Hanley, Jun 4, 2007
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  2. John Hanley

    mikeyhsd Guest

    make sure under SEND tab you have selected HTML.
    and also under there the INCLUDE pictures option.







    Have had Vista Windows Mail running for a couple of days. Composed a
    message two days ago, using one of the stationery choices, and it worked
    fine. When composing today, none of the default stationery choices will
    appear. Tools/Options/Compose/Stationery does show a stationery choice in
    the box, however, none appears in the message. If I go to
    Stationery/Select, none of the choices will show in the Preview window (with
    the Show Preview box checked). In the Compose window, Format/Apply
    Stationery choices have no result. Also, Format/Background/Color choices
    have no result. Not sure what I may have done to cancel out the stationery
    choices. Curiouser and curiouser: no color fonts will work in Windows Mail
    Compose either. I have googled for this, but no joy yet. Any thoughts?
    Thanks.
     
    mikeyhsd, Jun 4, 2007
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  3. John Hanley

    John Hanley Guest

    Ok, I do have HTML checked, and also have checked the box for "Send pctures
    with messages". There is not (strictly speaking) a box for "INCLUDE"
    pictures in the SEND tab. It's also strange that I am not able to choose a
    color for the fonts. I can do the other text characteristics like bold and
    italic, but no colors other than black.



    make sure under SEND tab you have selected HTML.
    and also under there the INCLUDE pictures option.




    Have had Vista Windows Mail running for a couple of days. Composed a
    message two days ago, using one of the stationery choices, and it worked
    fine. When composing today, none of the default stationery choices will
    appear. Tools/Options/Compose/Stationery does show a stationery choice in
    the box, however, none appears in the message. If I go to
    Stationery/Select, none of the choices will show in the Preview window (with
    the Show Preview box checked). In the Compose window, Format/Apply
    Stationery choices have no result. Also, Format/Background/Color choices
    have no result. Not sure what I may have done to cancel out the stationery
    choices. Curiouser and curiouser: no color fonts will work in Windows Mail
    Compose either. I have googled for this, but no joy yet. Any thoughts?
    Thanks.
     
    John Hanley, Jun 5, 2007
    #3
  4. John Hanley

    John Hanley Guest

    Ok, my font color/stationery/background color problem is now resolved.
    Evidently:

    -When one makes certain kinds of changes to things like 'Accessibility'
    settings, the computer has to be restarted to make the changes effective.
    -I had been playing with various Accessibility settings in IE7.
    -I am thinking that changing those settings affected the compose fonts and
    color settings in Windows Mail.
    -When I changed those Accessibility settings back to normal, the compose
    fonts did not return to normal; it required a subsequent restart to make the
    changes (to return to normal) effective. I found hints about this at
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=178895. I had not found an answer as to
    Windows Mail, and got to wondering whether a similar problem might have come
    up with Outlook Express and thus found the reference that suggested
    restarting. Well, I will be a little more careful in future.
     
    John Hanley, Jun 5, 2007
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  5. John Hanley

    mikeyhsd Guest

    glad you found it.







    Ok, my font color/stationery/background color problem is now resolved.
    Evidently:

    -When one makes certain kinds of changes to things like 'Accessibility'
    settings, the computer has to be restarted to make the changes effective.
    -I had been playing with various Accessibility settings in IE7.
    -I am thinking that changing those settings affected the compose fonts and
    color settings in Windows Mail.
    -When I changed those Accessibility settings back to normal, the compose
    fonts did not return to normal; it required a subsequent restart to make the
    changes (to return to normal) effective. I found hints about this at
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=178895. I had not found an answer as to
    Windows Mail, and got to wondering whether a similar problem might have come
    up with Outlook Express and thus found the reference that suggested
    restarting. Well, I will be a little more careful in future.
     
    mikeyhsd, Jun 5, 2007
    #5
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