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Subject: my new computer is messing up my editing
Date Posted: 2/29/2012 4:28 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2009
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Used to be when editing a book to add a description all I had to do to change to italic or bold was click on the appropriate button in the text editing box and the text would switch to bold or italic as I was typing. 

But the new computer won't do that. Like on here, as I type this text, the buttons above don't work. What I have to do is go back, highlight the text I want to change, and then click on the effect I want. 

Also, the keyboard shortcuts don't work either. If I press ctrl+I for italic, nothing changes. I have to, like above, go back and highlight and then press ctrl+I.

I think it may have something to do with some kind of security setting in the computer but what exactly I don't know. 

 

Can anyone tell me how to get my computer to allow me to type in bold or italic without the tedium of going back and highlighting every time I want to change the text?

 

Date Posted: 2/29/2012 11:00 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2010
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I bet if you ask this question in CMT Greg or someone else will have the answer.

Date Posted: 3/1/2012 11:58 AM ET
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OK, thanks. I'll repost it there.