So I've started floating e-mail submissions into Agentland again. And I feel like I'm wasting precious time reformatting my text.
It's not that it's all that time-consuming per submittal, but it's wasted time because I have to reformat for every submittal, so it adds up.
And it's tedious.
Does anyone else have issues with their e-mail wreaking havoc on the text you cut and paste into the e-mail body?
I use Gmail. Maybe that's the problem. But the problems are different depending on which computer I use. That really confuses me. When I cut and paste text into the body of my e-mail from my desktop, all of my italicized words return to normal type and I lose my double-spacing. Used to be I could eliminate formatting problems by sending from my laptop. But just recently, whenever I paste into Gmail on my laptop, I've encountered a new wrinkle. The text automatically switches to Very Large and I have to highlight and switch the text size, but the glitch has already wreaked havoc with my contact information in the upper left corner of my query letter, due to my phone number bleeding onto the next line. I have to play around with getting my contact information to line up again. I manipulate it until it looks how it should, except that I know I probably didn't get it right for the recipient. (I know because once I reformatted this way and sent the e-mail to me and my phone number was on the middle of the page.) I'm pretty sure that since nothing's changed in how I handle this bug that I haven't fixed my problem. What I see on my screen isn't really what's happened to my text.
|Very large print on my laptop throws my phone number on to the next line, and my realigning attempts may not be working.|
|My desktop eliminates all of my double spacing and italics.|
How do I handle this dilemna? If I'm allowed to send sample pages as an attachment, I send from my desktop and re-italicize everything. If sample pages have to be stuck in the body of the e-mail I send from my laptop since that is the only way I can maintain my double-spacing, and hope the recipient doesn't notice the unaligned phone number in the query.
I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions?
Do you have any issues with your e-mail formatting?