Microsoft KB Archive/173671

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Article ID: 173671

Article Last Modified on 2/27/2007


  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173671


With Microsoft Outlook 97 AutoSignature, when you apply bold formatting to text in the TrueType font Bookman Old Style, the bold formatting is not applied.


The font weight description of Bookman Old Style Bold is 600. The typical font weight description for other bold fonts is 700. When the font style value comparison is made internally, the Bookman Old Style bold value does not meet the requirements of other bold fonts, and the bold font style is not applied to the text.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Outlook 97. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoSignature.
  2. Type your text into the AutoSignature box.
  3. Select the text and click Font.
  4. In the Font list, click Bookman Old Style.
  5. In the Font Style list, click Bold, and then click OK.


For more information about creating and using an AutoSignature, type AutoSignature in the Office Assistant, click Search, and then click to view "Sign messages with AutoSignature."

Additional query words: semi-bold heavy thick type

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