I am hoping this is a simple question with a simple answer!
I’m simply attempting to apply formatting to a selection of text; e.g., highlight a phrase, select italic from the formatting menu. I’m getting two results that aren’t making much sense:
- the text does not change its display; it does not appear in italic
- it appears that even though I’ve highlighted a selection, and would expect the formatting to only apply to it alone, all of the typing that occurs after the selection appears to have the italics formatting applied to it (I can’t see it, but I’ve noticed that the I in the formatting bar is now highlighted when I click anywhere else in the paragraph).
Is there some basic step or syntax I might be missing here? I’m confused why my text selection doesn’t appear italicized (I’ve tried underline, for example, and that works) and also why formatting a selection appears to apply to all subsequent text.
I made minor font changes to Preferences:Formatting but nothing is customized otherwise. I’m still a newbie.
Thanks for any help!