View Full Version : Pasting into body of e-mail

08-03-2009, 07:45 PM
If this problem has been explained in detail in another post, forgive me. I have sought but not found.
When I send any part of a manuscript as an e-mail, first I send to myself and the paste in looks fine. It comes back to me from the sendee looking like a trip through a vine-twisted jungle. How do I format the e-mail so the sendee receives it in an easily readable form? Help, please. Doc

08-03-2009, 07:50 PM
Are you pasting directly from your word processor (e.g. MS Word)?

Try pasting your document into Notepad first. This is a plain text editor, and it won't retain any of the fancy formatting codes that might be embedded in a Word document. If you have italics in your document, indicate them _like this_.

Then copy and paste from Notepad into your e-mail, and see how that works.

08-03-2009, 08:22 PM
Or save the document as .txt, then close and reopen it.

Matera the Mad
08-04-2009, 06:25 AM
Use plain text format for the e-mail. Dig into whatever you can for preferences, in whatever you use for e-mail (it would help to know). Whatever you are using for e-mail, the other person is probably using something else, so the simpler the better.