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1999\01\04@085721 by Quentin

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This is now waayyyy OT. But it is something that's been bugging me ever
since I started using Netscape all those years ago:
How do you set the mail so that you can see an ASCII drawing properly?
Mine is all bunched up. Currently I have to paste it in notepad to see
it.

Any ideas?
Quentin
PS: And if you tell me to use IE4 instead, I will hunt you down and
shoot you!

1999\01\04@151353 by Michael J. Ghormley

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Quentin wrote:

> This is now waayyyy OT. But it is something that's been bugging me ever
> since I started using Netscape all those years ago:
> How do you set the mail so that you can see an ASCII drawing properly?
> Mine is all bunched up. Currently I have to paste it in notepad to see
> it.

You need to choose the right font.  Use a proportional font (all letters
take the same amount of space) like Courier and all will be right with the
world, methinks.

Michael

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1999\01\04@152256 by Gerhard Fiedler

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At 15:56 01/04/99 +0200, Quentin wrote:
>This is now waayyyy OT. But it is something that's been bugging me ever
>since I started using Netscape all those years ago:
>How do you set the mail so that you can see an ASCII drawing properly?
>Mine is all bunched up. Currently I have to paste it in notepad to see
>it.
>
>Any ideas?

try Edit|Proferences...|Mail&Newsgroups|Display plain text messages and
articles with|Fixed width font

haven't tried it myself, i use another mail client, but it sounds close.

ge

1999\01\04@152935 by Gerhard Fiedler

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At 00:03 01/05/99 -0800, Michael J. Ghormley wrote:
>You need to choose the right font.  Use a proportional font (all letters
>take the same amount of space) like Courier and all will be right with the
>world, methinks.

just to avoid confusion: as the name says, "proportional" fonts have letter
widths roughly proportional to the actual width of the letter and are not
suited to view ascii graphics with them. you would use monospaced or
fixed-width fonts or however you may call them -- anything but proportional
fonts.

ge

1999\01\04@194920 by Regulus Berdin

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Hi,

Quentin wrote:
>
> This is now waayyyy OT. But it is something that's been bugging me ever
> since I started using Netscape all those years ago:
> How do you set the mail so that you can see an ASCII drawing properly?
> Mine is all bunched up. Currently I have to paste it in notepad to see
> it.

In the Preferences under the Mail & Newsgroups main setting, find
"Display plain text messages and articles with" box (in the middle of
the dialog). Then select "Fixed width font" on the option.

That should cure your problem.

Reggie

1999\01\05@063832 by Caisson

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> Van: Quentin <spam_OUTqscTakeThisOuTspamICON.CO.ZA>
> Aan: .....PICLISTKILLspamspam@spam@MITVMA.MIT.EDU
> Onderwerp: Re: The relay circuit. OT Question
> Datum: maandag 4 januari 1999 14:56
>
> This is now waayyyy OT. But it is something that's been bugging me ever
> since I started using Netscape all those years ago:
> How do you set the mail so that you can see an ASCII drawing properly?
> Mine is all bunched up. Currently I have to paste it in notepad to see
> it.

Goto : "Messages" , "Options" , "Lettertypes" , "Change" and choose a
fixed-font like "FixedSys".  That way all letters will be of the same
width.

Or you could use IE4 ofcourse ... <BigGrin>

Greetz
 Rudy

1999\01\06@071015 by Dr. Imre Bartfai

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On Tue, 5 Jan 1999, Michael J. Ghormley wrote:
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> You need to choose the right font.  Use a proportional font (all letters
> take the same amount of space) like Courier and all will be right with the
> world, methinks.

Hi,
DO NOT USE a proportional font, because it assigns DIFFERENT amount of
space to the individual letters. Fixed fonts (what Michael described in
ellipses, e. g. Courier) would do the job. Try to avoid TABs.
Imre

1999\01\07@163413 by John Payson

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> This is now waayyyy OT. But it is something that's been bugging me ever
> since I started using Netscape all those years ago:
> How do you set the mail so that you can see an ASCII drawing properly?
> Mine is all bunched up. Currently I have to paste it in notepad to see
> it.

|You need to choose the right font.  Use a proportional font (all letters
|take the same amount of space) like Courier and all will be right with the
|world, methinks.

Any idea how to do that with Messysoft OutToLunch?  I hate the way
it defaults all incoming text to Arial 10.  I am able to set the font
used for reply text (Courier 10), though that's probably what causes
it to always want to turn on that blasted ".RTF" attachment.  In case
you're wondering why I select a different font for my reply text when
my font choice won't be visible elsewhere--it's so I have at least a
reasonable chance of producing (by hand) a reasonable right margin.

1999\01\08@030813 by

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I asked our IT department about that. We were (are) using Exchange and I was
told that the default incoming font was outside the users control as it was
set my the mail server.  I suspect that may be true for OutLook as well

Regards

Mike Rigby-Jones
mrjonesspamKILLspamnortelnetworks.com

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1999\01\08@044358 by Michael J. Ghormley

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Rigby-Jones, Michael [PAI01:4837:EXCH] wrote:
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> I asked our IT department about that. We were (are) using Exchange and I was
> told that the default incoming font was outside the users control as it was
> set my the mail server.  I suspect that may be true for OutLook as well

So you are accessing the WWW via an in-house LAN?  If so, then IT may be right,
but
if you have a stand-alone copy of Exchange running on your computer, then there
*must* be a way.  I don't use MS net products, so I may be a bit naive.

Alternately, you can alway copy the ASCII text into Notepad or some such.  :^(

Michael

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1999\01\08@062641 by

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You can select the text and use Format|Font from the menu to set to to
courier or whatever, put its a pain.  And when you close the mail, exchange
asks you if you want to save the changes.  Not funny when you have 100 Pic
list mails to scan through.

Regards

Mike Rigby-Jones
mrjonesspamspam_OUTnortelnetworks.com

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1999\01\08@063509 by paulb

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Rigby-Jones, Michael [PAI01:4837:EXCH] wrote:

> You can select the text and use Format|Font from the menu to set to to
> courier or whatever, put its a pain.  And when you close the mail,
> exchange asks you if you want to save the changes.  Not funny when you
> have 100 Pic list mails to scan through.

 Oh really!  This is all getting just too much!

 Use the little "X" in the top right corner and then install a decent
program.  Try Netscape (no shares held)!

 Either a program is usable - or it isn't!
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 Cheers,
       Paul B.

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