Mail 1.3.11 blues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by skiff, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. skiff macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2006
    I'm frustrated to within an inch of my life. Bold and Italic are dimmed out and nothing I've tried makes either available. I hit FORMAT on my main menu, then STYLE which provides everything save Bold and Italic which are grayed out. I thought I could get around this by cut and paste from TextEdit, but even there I have a dimmed out Bold and Italic. I can't imagine what the problem is.

    I'm running OS X 10.3.9 on the white, dual USB 600 G3 iBook. Does anyone have a clue?
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Mmm, bold and italics don't work in Mail or TextEdit? Do they work in any other program? Do they work when you change font? (And what font are you set to when you try this?)
  3. IanF0729 macrumors regular


    Dec 3, 2005
    Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.
    Check to be sure that both Mail and TextEdit and set to compose in Rich Text and not a Plain Text format. Formatting like bolding and italicizing are not available in a plain text format.

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