How do I change the format of email text in AOL Desktop v10.1?

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How do I change the format of email text in AOL Desktop v10.1?

There are many options for customizing the text in your emails. These options allow you to show your creativity and individuality online. You can format your email text by using the text styling toolbar, located just above the box where you type your email message in the Mail - Compose window. The toolbar contains a number of formatting features such as text color, centering, or bolding. However, you must be signed on to AOL Desktop v10.1 to be able to format your email text.

To change the format of your email text
1. Select or highlight the section of the text that you want to format.
2. On the text styling toolbar, click the formatting feature that you want to use.

Please find below a list of formatting features. Click the appropriate link to know more about each feature.

Formatting features

Text font
Click the Set Font drop-down menu, choose a font from the list, and then click it. The default font for email, chat, and instant messages is Arial.

Text size
Click the Set Font Size drop-down menu, choose the desired size from the list, and then click it.

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Bold
Click the B (Bold Text) button to bold the selected text.

Italics
Click the I (Italic Text) button to italicize the selected text.

Underline
Click the U (Underline Text) button to underline the selected text.

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Paragraph format
Click the Paragraph Format drop-down menu, and then select from the following formatting options:

  • Left: This option will align the highlighted text to the left. Left alignment is the default alignment for text in email.
  • Center: This option will center the highlighted text.
  • Right: This option will align the highlighted text to the right.

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List format
Click the List Format drop-down menu, and then select from the following formatting options:

  • Bullets: This option will rearrange the highlighted text into a bulleted list.
  • Numbering: This option will rearrange the highlighted text into a numbered list.
  • Increase Indent: This option will move the highlighted text 10 spaces to the right.
  • Decrease Indent: This option will move the highlighted text 10 spaces to the left.
  • Horizontal Rule: This option will insert a horizontal line.

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Text color
Click the a (Text Color) button to apply the current color to the selected text. Click the Text Color drop-down menu, choose the desired color, and then click it. This will change the color of your text to the selected color.

Text highlight color
Click the Text Highlight Color button to highlight the selected text with the current color. Click the Text Highlight Color drop-down menu, choose the color you want to use to highlight your text, and then click it. This will highlight your text with the selected color.

Notes:

  • If you select the same color for the text as well as the highlight, the text will seem to disappear. To see the text again, select a different text or highlight color.
  • You can manage your mails using the unified Inbox folder or the New and Old mail folder. To learn more, please visit the online help article How do I switch to the unified Inbox style?
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Last updated: 03-24-2011
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