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Printing e-mails without the addresses

By JOHN TORRO

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 7, 2001


Q. I tried your suggestion last week about eliminating half a page of addresses when I forward e-mail in Outlook Express by removing the checkmark in "Include message in reply," but it didn't work.

A. I think I get it now: Regardless of how the "Include message in reply" option is set, the addresses in the "To" and "CC" headers always print. There does not seem to be an option to turn this off. I can think of two ways to get around this.

First method: Forward the message to yourself. This will place the lines of addresses in the body of the forwarded e-mail, where you can delete them, instead of in the To or CC headers. You may think that at this point you could just simply click File, Print, but no way. Outlook Express removes the Print option in this case for some unknown reason. Even the Ctrl-P shortcut key does not work. Click Send, wait until you receive it, then open and print it, or, better still, open it immediately from the Sent Items folder and print.

Second method: Cut and Paste the body of the original e-mail into Word, Notepad, Wordpad or your favorite text processing program and print it from there.

Restoring Internet Explorer's Address line

Q. The Address line on Internet Explorer disappeared. How can I restore it? I use Windows 98.

A. In Internet Explorer, click View in the menu bar, then Toolbars. Make sure Address Bar has a check next to it. If not, click to select it. The other possibility is that the Address toolbar is selected (you can see the word Address), but the area where you type the address has been closed. In this case, select one of the vertical separator bars next to it (your cursor pointer will change to horizontal arrows when you hover above it), click and drag in either direction to open up this area.

Writing with a French accent

Q. Are there any keyboard shortcuts or settings in Microsoft Word that I can use to access French accent marks?

A. Press and hold the Ctrl key plus the special character (Accent Grave) plus the letter you want to appear under the accent. You can get a complete list of options by accessing Help and searching on Accent.

Installing fonts in Windows ME

Q. I am trying to install the Diploma fonts from a 3.5-inch floppy. Every time I try to install it, I get a dialog box with this message: "The DIPLOMA.TTF file is currently being used and cannot be replaced. Wait till Windows is finished using the file, then try again." I have not had any program open during the installation. I have Windows Me and I have had the fonts on my old computer with Windows Me on it.

A. I'm not sure what method you are using to install the font, but try this:

1. In Control Panel, double-click Fonts.

2. Click the File menu and click Install New Font.

3. In the Add Fonts dialog box, use the Folders and Drives boxes to specify the drive and folder containing the fonts you want to install (in your case, the floppy drive).

4. In the List of fonts, select the fonts you want to install, then click OK.

Windows tip

Misplaced or lost your boot floppy/Startup diskette? Try www.bootdisk.com. It has downloadable boot disk/Startup diskette images for all versions of Windows. Even if your have Windows 95, you should have a Windows 98 boot disk available to use the real-mode CD drivers that will let you access your CD-ROM when booting with the floppy. This is very handy when you're not able to boot into Windows and you need to reload Windows from a CD-ROM.

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