Formatting Emails

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  1. Knightoftheapp

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    I've got Yahoo email on my iPad. Does anyone know how to bold, underline, and italicize words? I can't see a way to do it. There are times when being able to do that would come in handy.
     
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    Not sure that those options are available w/i the Yahoo mail apps for the iPad - I have the Mail app linked to my Yahoo account - downloads messages fine, but when I do reply, I see no selections to change the appearance of the letters.

    Also, going to Yahoo on Safari the same reply box opens w/o those selections being obvious. I do have an Apple BT keyboard but have not explored all of the choices on that device - plenty of extra keys for options - will look into that device more.

    I guess another 'work around' would be to compose your message in an app that permits both, italics, & underline - then do a copy and paste - not sure how this would end up looking after the paste into Yahoo mail, i.e. may not work?

    Looking forward to other posts on this issue from those who may have figured out a way - good luck. :)
     
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    If you mean you're using the iPad's native Mail app to access your Yahoo email, then the basic Mail app has no way of doing bold, underline etc....

    OK - that was the bad news, now for the good news. The iPad's native Mail app can display HTML formatted email - though it has no mechanism for generating it.

    So I use an HTML editor app, generate the HTML formatted email there (fonts, colour, size, underline, italics etc etc) and then copy and paste it into Mail, where it is displayed and sent without any trouble at all. A bit of a work around, but not too bad. You'll find several HTML editors in the App Store, so take your pick!!

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  4. graywolf

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    iOS 5 comes with basic editing like that. :)
     
  5. Knightoftheapp

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    What is an HTML editor? I've never heard of it. And which one would you suggest I get?
     
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  7. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Thanks, Wytey!!!

    OK - most of these HTML (just in case you wanted to know...Hyper Text Markup Language - OK, you didn't want to know, sorry...:( ) editors are for web-site editing - so they prattle on (is 'prattle' a UK slang term?) about web-site editing because HTML is used to format websites, but they work just fine for this application...

    Tim
     
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    Prattle, ramble, all the same :)

    - Sig - How to stop being notified of new posts, in the IPF app, goto the subscribed tab, then swipe left/right on the threads you no longer want to follow - I bleed in 6 colours
     
  9. Knightoftheapp

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    The links that you've provided have to do with building websites. What I was referring to was doing things with fonts on Yahoo email such bold, underline, and italicize fonts. Being able to increase font size would be nice too.
     
  10. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Using an HTML editor you can build a screen with the formatted text that you want - then just copy-and-paste to the iPad's Mail app. It works fine...

    Tim
     

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