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abr88

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Nov 22, 2015
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Each time I use TextEdit I have to reset the font to my preferred Arial, size 24. Is there a way to make this the default? Also, can Bold be asked for in TextEdit? Thanks!
 

abr88

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Nov 22, 2015
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Thanks to both of you. What about my "Bold" query. Is there any way to make, say, a word or two be in Bold in the midst of a text? (All I could manage was to make the whole text be Bold. Highlighting the words I wanted Bolded didn't help -- still made it all Bold.) Thanks again!
 

chown33

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Make sure the document format is Rich Text, not Plain Text.

When the format is Rich Text, the Format > Font menu should provide Bold and Italic styles that can be applied to a selected range of text. In fact, all the styling sub-menus should work when applied to a selection: bigger or smaller text size, fonts, etc.

To learn even more about TextEdit, click the Table of Contents link on the page linked above.
 
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