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10-02-2005, 02:16 PM
I have several fonts that I like to use with Outlook Express. (I have Windows XP). These fonts are mainly True Type and vary in style, colour and size, and include not only the standard letters & numbers, but the "dingbat" fonts as well. (I also like to use clip art.)
Everything's fine here at the sending end (clip art, colours, font style, etc.), however, my problem is at the receiving end, where it comes out as "gibberish", with letters of various sizes coming out, in-place of what I wanted to be there.
Does anyone have any ideas on this that they can share?
10-02-2005, 02:24 PM
The guy at the other end must also have the fonts installed on his PC.
Did I understand your question?
10-02-2005, 02:44 PM
- - - There's no way to directly embed a font in an email that I can recall. MS has a method for embedding a font into a web page but that might still not work with non-MS email clients.
- The one way you can do this is to rasterize the customized parts of the email as an image, and then send that embedded in the email--or use tags to draw that image from a live web server (which is how commercial emailers do it).
- Or you could use a format that allows embedding fonts. Acrobat and Flash do, but I don't know of any free utilities that really allow in-depth playing with the settings the way Acrobat Pro does. OpenOffice 1.1.4. allows exporting as PDF but I cannot find any options within the PDF format export setting of it, and web searches seem to indicate that it does not allow this function. Most info I am finding on free programs that let you control such details are for LaTeX on Linux, not Windows.
- Any of these options is going to be a much bigger file size than a plaintext email would. Maybe you should, ehhhh, , , -rethink the purpose here. . . .
10-02-2005, 02:59 PM
Guessing a bit here but you can embedd true-type fonts into word documents.
Could you create your message in Word and attach it.
This presupposes of course that the recipient also uses Word, although OpenOffice would probably cope with it too.
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