Want to make your email truly unusual? No problem! The Mac mail client has a very useful toolbar just in case.
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A panel called Format Bar allows you to change fonts, increase or decrease their size and color. And also – highlight the text in bold or italics, underline it, orientate on the left, right side or center, insert numbered and bulleted lists, indent and not only.
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How to format Email text on a Mac using the Format Bar of the Mail application
1. Open the application mail on your Mac (through Spotlight search, through Launchpad, or the Programs section in Finder).
2. Open the letter. Anything – a new one, an answer sent …
3. In the upper right corner, find the icon with the letter “AND” and click on it.
4. The formatting bar appears:
5. Make out the letter using the available tools as you see fit. An example of what can be done with the Format Bar:
Full list of available formatting tools:
- Font family
- Font size
- Font color
- Text Background Color
- Underlined text
- Strikethrough text
- Left Align Text
- Center text alignment
- Right align text
- Insert a numbered or bullet list
- Add indent or protrusion
Also in the app mail shortcut keyboard commands work – for example, ⌘Cmd + B to highlight in bold and ⌘Cmd + I for italics.
Of course, it is possible to format both individual fragments of the text and the entire letter at once.
Note: If you previously created emails without formatting, mail may offer to convert text from “simple” to rich text (ie with formatting).