Underlinings turn blue?

No matter what I do, I can’t get the underline to become black like the rest of the text. What am I doing wrong?

Hm, I can’t seem to show the screen shot either. sigh

You can change the colour of underlines via the the standard system font palette (⌘T). Click on the underline button in the toolbar and select “Color”, and from there you can choose black. It might be a good idea to select the entire chunk of text before doing so, as this is a formatting command and changing it for only the one word you can see will leave the formatting intact for the rest of the text, only visible once you try to underline something new.

Did this text come in from a browser by the way? I“ve noticed some not only mark text as hyperlinks, but also apply visual formatting for the text that mimics how a link should look, so that even after you strip the link out you have blue underlined text left over. The Edit ▸ Paste and Match Style command is useful for bringing in Web content as raw text.