This is a common and frustrating problem. For some reason, only one bullet or numbering item becomes bold.
Wherever you click intuitively and press Ctrl B to solve it just does not work. Beginning, ending of the line or trying to select the number itself – the stubborn bold formatting remains there
Here is the secret. Formatting about these things is stored in the paragraph marker. The marker is not usually seen. But you can see it if you enable hidden characters as shown below.
You do not have to make it visible, just select it by double clicking at the end of the line. You can also navigate to the end of the line and choose Shift + Right Arrow. Now, you should see the mini-toolbar automatically. Bold should be selected at this stage.
Click on the Bold button to remove the setting or press Ctrl B. That’s it.
Outlook is great. But our outlook towards Outlook is not! That is why we waste lot of our precious time in doing the wrong things in and around Outlook. I have covered many aspects of effective Outlook usage. Here is a comprehensive list, in recommended order of reading. The complete Outlook Knowledge Pack.
Continue reading Outlook Knowledge Pack
You may not have even realized this. But there is a very high chance that you have leaked out confidential information before – not once, but many times. How does this happen? and How does Outlook help you protect yourself and prevent inadvertent leakage… read on to find out.
Continue reading How Outlook helps you prevent inadvertent leakage of sensitive information
In an earlier article, I discussed the benefits of a new Outlook feature called Clutter. Here is an update of how nicely the feature works…
Continue reading Inbox Clutter Update
Length of mail trails is proportional to your seniority (usually)! People just keep discussing, debating, arguing – with no end in sight. Never ending story. Sometimes, mail is NOT the best option to come to a consensus or resolve an issue. We need everyone to be present at the same time and focus on the problem at hand. Yes I know – all these people are in different continents or castles (!) – no problem. There is an elegant solution available …
Continue reading Tired of long mail trails? Why not just chat and finish it off?
This is a common problem. Someone has sent a critical message repeatedly and you cannot find it. There are two probable places to find it. Junk Mail or on the Exchange Server Quarantine. Here is how you find it…
Photo credit: Astrocatou / Foter / CC BY-NC and Nikon
(Intentionally used binoculars instead of telescope because it is a more familiar search icon)
Continue reading Not receiving an important message? Check Junk Mail and Quarantine
This is a confusing set of features. This is a frequently asked question during my sessions. Read on to find out which one to use when and why.
Estimated reading time 10 minutes.
Continue reading Rules, Quick Steps, Clutter, Junk, Spam – what is the difference
As a part of Office 365, you get a 50 GB mailbox. That does not automatically make you more efficient. Read on to find out what NOT to do. Estimated reading time 7 min.
Continue reading Are you misusing the 50 GB Mailbox?
Outlook Online recently added a very useful new feature called Clutter. It helps you focus on important mails.
Activate it and use it. Here are the guidelines for using this brilliant Outlook Clutter.
Estimated reading time 8 min
Continue reading Outlook: Reduce Inbox Clutter using Artificial Intelligence
When you receive a long mail, you need to respond to it in detail.
We waste lot of time scrolling up and down to see the content and then reply to it. The solution is to use the SPLIT feature. Read on to find out how to do it using Outlook …
Continue reading Use Split while replying to long mails