Word wrap in Windows Mail Vista not functioning

By spkenny
Nov 28, 2009
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  1. I have a customer whos daughter was down for thanksgiving. She needed send an email, and used her dad's windows mail on his vista computer. She simply changed the font, and apparently that's when everything went haywire with the word wrap function when typing a new message. When typing a letter, the sentence continues on and on instead of automatically fitting to the window. what gives?
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,291   +44

    Your observation that change of font caused the problem is probably accurate. To calculate when to word-wrap, software needs what is called font metrics because every character is a different width in all except a few special fonts. Possibly the font she used is corrupt, and giving maybe zero for every character width.

    It is not clear from your post if you are complaining that the word-wrap setting is now failing even if the standard font is restored. Is that the case ?

    In that case you would need to set word-wrap on again, but nobody can help you without knowing exactly what is 'windows mail' ? Could be anything of a long list of email packages.
  3. spkenny

    spkenny TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    The word wrap setting is failing even after going through the settings and selecting the regular type font. And are you asking me what windows mail is? Windows mail is the replacement program in Vista for what in xp would normally be outlook express. So the email client in vista is Windows mail
  4. spkenny

    spkenny TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    Does anyone know about why this is happening?
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