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Subject: Why do Mac's hate formatting buttons?
Date Posted: 11/4/2008 6:37 PM ET
Member Since: 9/11/2008
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Has anyone else noticed this?  When I post from my PC at home, I get all the nice happy buttons that let me do things like italisize and my post actually shows up the way I type it.  However, when I post from my Mac at work (which I do a lot of), I have no control what so ever.  I even tried typing my post in Word so I could format then copying and pasting into the new post text box and it still didn't work.

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 6:40 PM ET
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I have a Mac and I don't have any problems doing the formatting if I choose. I have all the buttons and know it shows up if I use them.

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 6:41 PM ET
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Strange.  What OS does your Mac have?

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 6:41 PM ET
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Or could it be an issue with Safari?

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 8:07 PM ET
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It's the Safari browser. Use Firefox instead and all should work just fine.

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 8:47 PM ET
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Yeah, I didn't mention I use Firefox as my browser.

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 9:30 PM ET
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Yes, use Firefox and you won't have any issues.  I have to use Safari when I'm on my ipod touch and my posts are always a mess when I post from it.  (Not to mention how much TIME it takes me to post something using the ipod - but that's another topic. . . )

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 9:53 PM ET
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Formatting buttons???? There are formatting buttons???? WHERE? I finally went back to html formatting just to get paragraphs or italics ... and that's the extent of what I can do even then. Please ... somebody PM me and tell me where these buttons are supposed to be!
Date Posted: 11/5/2008 9:48 AM ET
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Amazing, there they are.  Thanks everyone.

Lynn - If no one has gotten back to you about this, there should be a formating toolbar between the subject box and the text box.

 

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 12:24 PM ET
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yea same thing here, safari doesn't seem to show the post buttons.
Date Posted: 11/7/2008 12:36 PM ET
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Yup. When I use Safari I have this problem. I switched over to Camino shortly after getting my mac. I like it so much better than firefox!