when I press the default command for bold text when writing a rtf document, the text - surprise- becomes bold, but there is no way to change it back. Pressing Apple-B again does not work, neither does choosing “no style” from the format menu.
This is very annoying, as it prevents me from effective text manipulation. How can I change it?
Hi, Mark: Your computer seems to have grown cobwebs in memory, as DT Pro’s character formatting follows the standard Apple Cocoa text code.
Command-B does toggle bold on and off when repeated on selected text.
Try a restart to clear the cobwebs.
sorry, but restart did not work.
Another strange thing is, that after pressing command-b, the menu option for bold in the format menu is dimmed, so that it is not possible to select it. After selecting text and pressing command-b, it is not possible to revert it to normal using the shortcut again. In fact, it is not possible to change it at all.
I am using DTPro 1.2.1 on a MacBook with 1,83 Ghz, 2GB RAM; OSX 10.4.8
By the way, is there a list of the available DT-Pro specific keyboard shortcuts? Since my dissertation began, I am beginning to do more and more work in DTPro - maybe I am becoming a Pro too? It would be helpful to have a link to a list of
handy system-wide shortcuts as well - for example, I just found out by try and error, that I can change between the left column and my actual text by pressing alt-Tab (only in some views). So my added request for a combined list of handy shortcuts for DTPro - I want cobwebs on my mouse!
Mark, now I’m guessing that your document is plain text rather than rich text.
Select Format in the menu bar. If you are working in a rich text document you will see an option to make it plain text.
But if you are working in a plain text document the option will be to change it to rich text.
thank you for this suggestion, bill, but the problem occurs definitely with rich text documents. I only have rich text documents in my database - in fact, I changed the menu bar to display only the button for “RTF-Text”.
Strange enough, in some (older) rtf-documents in my database, command-b works again - I can un-bold text sections here. Strange enough, in about 90% of my documents it does not work properly; I can make text bold with command-b, but then the option is greyed out in the styles menu, so even when I press command-b again, there is no way to revert to standard text again. My only workaround so far is to use the command-3 and -4 to copy the style from a “standard” line, but this takes a long time.
Bill: thanks to your advice on cocoa, I could solve the problem myself. I found the solution on: http://www.lowendmac.com/musings/06/0509.html In this post, Dan Knight ran across a similar problem. It can be fixed with the font book: After browsing for my Garamond, I selected the font and clicked on “remove dublicates”. Now it works again. Hey, am I going pro or what?