Synopsis styles?

I can’t seem to get my synopsis text to accept any style changes. I highlight the text, and no matter what interface I try, I can’t bold, ital, underline, change font, change color – nothing.

The only change I’ve been able to make is using global prefs.

Does rich text not function in synopses?

Synopses are plain text. Rich text cannot be shown in an outline view.
Best,
Keith