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Outlook: "Remove extra line breaks" policy or registry setting

We would like to check the Outlook option Tools | Options | Email
Options | "Remove extra line breaks in plain text messages" as the
default option for our users. We were not able to find this setting
available in the Office Customization Wizard or as an option available
to add to the our Office Transform file. I also do not see it
available in the ADM template in Group Policy for Outlook 2002.

I have even tried using tools like Wise to capture making the change
manually and seeing what registry keys are being changed, but even
that has proved futile.

Does anyone know of a way to set this preference other than the user
manually going through Tools | Options in Outlook?

Thanks,

Bill


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We would like to check the Outlook option Tools | Options | Email
Options | "Remove extra line breaks in plain text messages" as the
default option for our users. We were not able to find this setting
available in the Office Customization Wizard or as an option available
to add to the our Office Transform file. I also do not see it
available in the ADM template in Group Policy for Outlook 2002.

I have even tried using tools like Wise to capture making the change
manually and seeing what registry keys are being changed, but even
that has proved futile.

Does anyone know of a way to set this preference other than the user
manually going through Tools | Options in Outlook?

Thanks,

Bill

How do I stop Outlook from removing extra line breaks?

Can't remember where I've seen that.
My weather posts always have extra line breaks removed by Outlook and it
scrambles the email some.

Thanks.

A text message comes in, and Outlook says that extra line breaks were
removed. There's a right-click option to restore them.
1. Why does this happen?
2. How to stop this unpleasant behavior?
EP

Does anyone else get frustrated when they get an email from someone who has
used their Enter key deliberately to format their text, and then Outlook
discards their formatting and runs everything together?

Here's an example list:
Pizza margherita, Supersize, Thin crust, x2
Pink lady apples, Pack of 4
Goat's milk, 1 litre
Coffee, Brazilian blend

This is obviously a list and easy to read as a list but its annoying to have
to re-insert line breaks to transform Pizza margherita, Supersize, Thin
crust, x2 Pink lady apples, Pack of 4 Goat's milk, 1 litre Coffee, Brazilian
blend back into a list.

I can't find a switch to tell Outlook not to be so cavalier with formatted
text emails, and searching MSN and Google and here for terms like "extra line
breaks" provides no clues.

Has anyone solved this problem?

Does anyone else even think it's a problem? Is it just me?

Brian Lowe
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Though I've ticked the box "Remove extra line breaks in plain text messages",
whenever I reply to plain text emails an additional, empty half line is added
after each line.

It is only visible to me, not on the recipient's side (at least in the one
test I've made).

Any thoughts on how to fix that?

Thanks,
Henrik

Though I've ticked the box "Remove extra line breaks in plain text messages",
whenever I reply to plain text emails an additional, empty half line is added
after each line.

It is only visible to me, not on the recipient's side (at least in the one
test I've made).

Any thoughts on how to fix that?

Thanks,
Henrik

Good day,

I would like to know if there is there a policy or registry setting for
setting the default address in Outlook on workstations?

Kind regards

I must be missing something here. I tried indenting each line with three
spaces, but I still get the line breaks removed. I am using Outlook 2003. Any
additional ideas about what I could do or what I might be doing wrong? Thanks.

"Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Indent each line with three or more spaces. Outlook will not remove line
> breaks from lines that begin with that formatting.
>
> --
> Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
> Author of
> Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
> Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
> http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx
>
>
> "PencilPusher" wrote in message
> news:292E0B7B-00D9-4FC2-B639-F7F06A5B3A4D@microsoft.com...
> >I have settings to "plain text." My signature has several lines:
> >
> > Name
> > Title
> > Company
> > Street Address
> > City State
> > Phone
> > Fax
> >
> > When I check a sent email in my sent folder, the signature looks like
> > this:
> >
> > Name
> > Title Company Street Address
> > City State
> > Phone
> > Fax
> >
> > Along the top of the email I see the message "Extra line breaks in this
> > message were removed."
> >
> > When I click on the message, the signature looks like it should (with
> > Title/Company/Street Address all on separate lines).
> >
> > How can I fix this?
> >
> > Thank you!
>
>
>

Some incoming plain text messages seem to gain several pages of extra blank
lines. I have the "Remove extra line breaks in plain text messages" option
activated, but to no avail. It doesn't happen with all plain text messages -
just some. And it seems to be most prevalent with certain senders. The
extra line breaks always follow the message text, so when reading on screen,
it doesn't bother me. However, the problem becomes very annoying when I
print such an email and get several unwanted blank pages following the text.
Any thoughts on how to avoid this situation? Why is Outlook not
automatically removing these line breaks as it should?

Dave

Hi

Using Outook 2007 & Vista

Plain text emails are displaying with extra line breaks - I have the 'Remove
Extra Line Breaks' option ticked already!

When I reply to these emails my plain text reply is double spaced also. The
only way I can correct this is to change to HTML, select the whole email and
change the paragraph spacing from 'Auto' (seems to be the default) to '0 pt'.

Don't remember having this problem from day 1, so guess it's something dumb
that I've done, but trawled the internet & can't seem to find a solution.

Thanks

Justin

Anyone *any* idea how the auto clean function works in Outlook - it removes
the hard line breaks added by email systems to conform the old 78 character
line limit of internet emails in plain/text portion of emails.

It works pretty well and I'm writing my own email parser and haven't a clue
what algorithm it's using. Very clever!!

Cheers, Rob.

This message appeared above the "To:" in a gray shaded box.

When this happens the body of the message is gone. Why?

When I click the gray box "restore line breaks" appear.

I click that and the gray box now says "this message has extra line breaks"
and still now message in the body.

How do I turn this extra line break thing off? And will I then get the
message?

I sometimes get an email in Outlook 2003, with "This Message has Extra Line breaks" at the top. If I
click on this to restore the line breaks, the formatting is generally much better. It appears that
Outlook 2003 is trying to improve the formatting but makes a mess of it. Is there a way to turn this
feature off so that I don't have to click to restore the line breaks?

I sometimes get an email in Outlook 2003, with "This Message has Extra Line breaks" at the top. If I
click on this to restore the line breaks, the formatting is generally much better. It appears that
Outlook 2003 is trying to improve the formatting but makes a mess of it. Is there a way to turn this
feature off so that I don't have to click to restore the line breaks?

When sending HTML mail in OL2003, the recipient always seems to get my
messages with an extra line between each paragraph. However, this extra line
does not show up at my end (e.g. when looking at the sent messages folder).

What do I need to adjust to fix this?

Under Tools | Options, I have 'remove extra line break...' checked - but
that of course applies to Plain Text Messages.

I would like Outlook 2003 to stop removing line breaks in email messages I
receive. It is annoying and a search through Office 2003/07 help provided no
solution. Thanks for any tips or pointers you can provide.

Here is an example of what I am discussing:

http://home.comcast.net/~kilowattradio/outlook_linebreak.jpg

Thanks for your help,

Keith

I would like Outlook 2003 to stop removing line breaks in email messages I
receive. It is annoying and a search through Office 2003/07 help provided no
solution. Thanks for any tips or pointers you can provide.

Here is an example of what I am discussing:

http://home.comcast.net/~kilowattrad..._linebreak.jpg

Thanks for your help,

Keith

When I reply by email, at least eight or nine extra lines are automatically
inserted. How can I remove these lines?

Hi all Outlook gurus. I've got one that has me stumped. One of my
clients has Outlook 2003 SP2 installed on a notebook (core duo T7200,
2gb ram, WinXP Pro sp2, 66% free hard drive space on a 68.9GB
partition). Connecting to an exchange server having all exchange mail
delivered to a local pst. PST is 694.5MB (kind of big, but I've had
bigger work better than this is).

Outlook seems to go through cycles of responsiveness &
unresponsiveness. Specifically, about 5 seconds of responsiveness,
followed by about 5 seconds of unresponsiveness...unending. I can be
working online, working offline, in the big pst, in the ost file
(which only has some junk mail messages in it and is only 761KB).
Nothing seems to make a difference.

I have disabled the Person Names Smart Tags, disabled junk filtering,
disabled the remove extra line breaks, disabled two add-ins (Google
Desktop Search & I-Tunes [no idea why I-Tunes needs a plug-in in
Outlook!??!]), compacted the pst & ost files, rebooted, made sure the
laptop is plugged in ;), etc. Tried Preview Pane on or off. Tried
cached vs. non-cached Exchange mode. Defragged the hd (Outlook pst has
0 fragments).

This effects anything in Outlook. Trying to change messages. Trying to
open menus. Trying to click buttons on menu popups (like Tools ->
Options).

This is a new laptop. This PST file was moved from a prior computer
(also running Outlook 2003) about a week ago. Problems didn't exist on
prior computer...they're new to this one. This slowdown doesn't seem
to effect anything else in Windows...all else looks good.

IF, however, I change the mail delivery folder to be the default
Exchange Mailbox (as opposed to the PST) it behaves normally.

I'm at a loss as to what makes the diff. As i said, I've worked with
larger PST files that don't have this problem. Perhaps that's the
anomaly? Also, I've tried to include everything pertinent that i could
think of, but I may have missed something. Let me know if there's some
needed info that I've left out and I'll get it posted.

Any help/ideas/etc. are GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks!

-Charlie

Hi, I'm generating email message from my web app using asp.net 2.0 mail
objects. Each line in the message displays certain info and they all lined up
one under another.To achive that in c# I add "n" to the string to creat a
new line. Resulting message display exactly what I need in yahoo mail but
outlook strips out extra line breaks following its own logic by leaving some
and removing some. The result is a total mess. Ex:
Date: 07/27/2007 - 07/28/2007
Location: Eric P. Newman Education Center (new line is here) Amount Paid($):
980.00 (new line is here)Transaction ID: V78A0C34914F (new line is
here)Transaction Date: 11/1/2007 at 2:25 PM
--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------
Last Name: Doe
First Name: Joe

As you can see some of the lines bunched together, some stay where they
suppose to. All my code to generate these lines is in exactly the same form .
Ex:
strMsgBody += "Some info: " +SomeInfoValue+ "n" ;
It looks just fine in other mail clients (ex.yahoo mail)
Whta is the deal and how to fix it? Thx!

Hi, I'm generating email message from my web app using asp.net 2.0 mail
objects. Each line in the message displays certain info and they all lined up
one under another.To achive that in c# I add "n" to the string to creat a
new line. Resulting message display exactly what I need in yahoo mail but
outlook strips out extra line breaks following its own logic by leaving some
and removing some. The result is a total mess. Ex:
Date: 07/27/2007 - 07/28/2007
Location: Eric P. Newman Education Center (new line is here) Amount Paid($):
980.00 (new line is here)Transaction ID: V78A0C34914F (new line is
here)Transaction Date: 11/1/2007 at 2:25 PM
--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------
Last Name: Doe
First Name: Joe

As you can see some of the lines bunched together, some stay where they
suppose to. All my code to generate these lines is in exactly the same form .
Ex:
strMsgBody += "Some info: " +SomeInfoValue+ "n" ;
It looks just fine in other mail clients (ex.yahoo mail)
Whta is the deal and how to fix it? Thx!

Just checked and the URL is missing one or two characters at each
break. So reforming it using backspace doesn't help.

It's sent using a command line utility along with lots of other text
in a message. I can't understand why on the other mailsystem it's line
wrapped, while in Outlook it's chopped into incomplete pieces.

The message is in plain text. We've implemented a GPO for some
settings, I'll check on a client with/without the GPO in case we've
mis-set something.

Thanks for the advice anyways.

On Sep 8, 3:55*pm, "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
Is the full URL present or is it shortened? Outlook doesn't chop off text -
it may break the URL at 76 or so characters if you use plain text (this
length is usually controlled by the sender's mail client) but the balance
wraps to the next line. *Hitting forward or reply and backspacing to remove
the end-of-line will fix it.

To prevent it, the sender needs to use Quotable-printable or HTML
formatting.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com

Outlook Tips by email:

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:

"Alan" wrote in message

...

The URL appears as a "square" of text in the message. The square is
shorter compared to the window's width. We can click on the banner to
put back line breaks but it makes no difference, the URL is really
mangled.

Thanks.

On Sep 8, 4:55 am, "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
is it truncated or wrapped to the next line? *Are you removing extra line
breaks? *(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287816)

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com

Outlook Tips by email:

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:

"Alan" wrote in message

....

Hello,

We have an internal application which produces very long URLs. It send
them via SMTP to users' mailboxes. Some users have Exchange 2003
mailboxes with Outlook 2002 client, others use a third-party server
with its own client.

A message sent to an Outlook 2002 user gives a truncated URL that is
no longer valid; the same message sent to one of the other
mailserver's users is not truncated and opens correctly.

How can we stop Outlook from truncating URLs please? It seems to be at
char 80.

Thanks,

- Alan.

Hi all Outlook gurus. I've got one that has me stumped. One of my
clients has Outlook 2003 SP2 installed on a notebook (core duo T7200,
2gb ram, WinXP Pro sp2, 66% free hard drive space on a 68.9GB
partition). Connecting to an exchange server having all exchange mail
delivered to a local pst. PST is 694.5MB (kind of big, but I've had
bigger work better than this is).

Outlook seems to go through cycles of responsiveness &
unresponsiveness. Specifically, about 5 seconds of responsiveness,
followed by about 5 seconds of unresponsiveness...unending. I can be
working online, working offline, in the big pst, in the ost file
(which only has some junk mail messages in it and is only 761KB).
Nothing seems to make a difference.

I have disabled the Person Names Smart Tags, disabled junk filtering,
disabled the remove extra line breaks, disabled two add-ins (Google
Desktop Search & I-Tunes [no idea why I-Tunes needs a plug-in in
Outlook!??!]), compacted the pst & ost files, rebooted, made sure the
laptop is plugged in , etc. Tried Preview Pane on or off. Tried
cached vs. non-cached Exchange mode. Defragged the hd (Outlook pst has
0 fragments).

This effects anything in Outlook. Trying to change messages. Trying to
open menus. Trying to click buttons on menu popups (like Tools -
Options).

This is a new laptop. This PST file was moved from a prior computer
(also running Outlook 2003) about a week ago. Problems didn't exist on
prior computer...they're new to this one. This slowdown doesn't seem
to effect anything else in Windows...all else looks good.

IF, however, I change the mail delivery folder to be the default
Exchange Mailbox (as opposed to the PST) it behaves normally.

I'm at a loss as to what makes the diff. As i said, I've worked with
larger PST files that don't have this problem. Perhaps that's the
anomaly? Also, I've tried to include everything pertinent that i could
think of, but I may have missed something. Let me know if there's some
needed info that I've left out and I'll get it posted.

Any help/ideas/etc. are GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks!

-Charlie

Hi friends,
When composing e-mails in Outlook 2007, I hit to create a new
line. When my friends view my e-mails in GMail or other interfaces,
there are two lines breaks instead! In 2003 I recall one could switch
the e-mail editor to fix this, and I know that hitting shift-enter
displays as a single line-break, but i do not want to be hitting shift-
enter my entire life...

Are there any solutions??

Thanks,
Dhruv


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