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Copy Paste Double Space

Postby Brien Sz » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:39 pm

Most agents want e-mail submissions. Fine. I'm all in. Recently my e-mail host changed its functioning (best way to explain it I guess). The old way was no picnic for copy/paste/double spaced Word Docs but this new one is horrible. I can't double space unless I manually do the whole thing. Does anyone have tips or advice on how to overcome this dilemma? I'm sure others have encountered this issue.

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Re: Copy Paste Double Space

Postby louiseh87 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:45 pm

Only thing I can think of is to save the document in plain text, open it in notepad and copy & paste from there. Most of my emails get turned into plain text anyway when they send because even though the email looks fine when it leaves you, there's no knowing what it will look like at the other end. Some formatting just doesn't translate.
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Re: Copy Paste Double Space

Postby James A. Ritchie » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:03 pm

What e-mail do you use? These days, it's crucial to be able to send formatted manuscripts. I have to send perfectly formatted articles and short stories on a regular basis now, and I couldn't do so without an e-mail program that has capability to do so.

Unless something has changed, Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail all allow this, though I don't recommend Yahoo or Hotmail for security reasons.

But the best idea is to have e-mail software, preferably MS Outlook, on your computer, and just use web mail as a go between.

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Re: Copy Paste Double Space

Postby Brien Sz » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:28 pm

I use Cablevision and their home site. I sent my latest .rtf per the agents suggestion, which I might add was the first I had ever heard of it. Yet, even though I saved it .rtf and copy pasted to my e-mail, it in fact looked worse than the normal cut & paste of a word doc. I will now try my g-mail account. I thought it didn't make a difference after having tried through a previous e-mail account where the formatting got all jambled up.

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Re: Copy Paste Double Space

Postby Brien Sz » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:44 pm

Thanks - I'll investigate those options.

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Re: Copy Paste Double Space

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Louise :)

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