: Setting margins in mac mail


Ladybearbc
May 21st, 2018, 05:06 PM
We're trying to help out a convert to Apple.

He is running across a problem I noticed the other day. I believe it is on his Macbook and IMac - when composing an email - the lines have a tendency to extend past the viewing portion of the screen.

So he can be typing and looks up to catch the train of thought - but has to arrow over to see what is actually typed.

We were wondering if there was a way to set the margins so that the cursor 'returns' to the left side of the page before the words go off the right side.

I noticed the same thing on my Macthe other day - so it does not seem to be limited to any particular operating system

Thank you

CubaMark
May 21st, 2018, 05:56 PM
Try changing the format from Rich Text to Plain Text:

Format--> Make Plain Text (or press Shift-Command-T)

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Ladybearbc
May 22nd, 2018, 09:12 AM
Thank you - will ask if that works

pm-r
May 22nd, 2018, 11:53 PM
He is running across a problem I noticed the other day. I believe it is on his Macbook and IMac - when composing an email - the lines have a tendency to extend past the viewing portion of the screen.


What Mac model and OS X version are they using??

And I gather that they are using the Mail.app???

Are they composing the email in it's own window??

And some web help may help in some of the hits:
'mac Mail new text not wrapping'
https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=mac+Mail+new+text+not+wrapping&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8




- Patrick
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Ladybearbc
May 27th, 2018, 12:34 PM
What Mac model and OS X version are they using?? It is the newest - don't have the computer right here - sorry

And I gather that they are using the Mail.app??? Yes

Are they composing the email in it's own window?? Yes

Got a response a little earlier and I think he is changing the 'default width

Thank you

pm-r
May 27th, 2018, 01:57 PM
Got a response a little earlier and I think he is changing the 'default width

Thank you


Maybe send him these URLs so he could check out some of the hits like this websearch:
mac Mail.app not wrapping text
https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=mac+Mail.app+not+wrapping+text&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

and if interested for the reason why, have a read here but they are using HTML and a blog type format:
https://tidbits.com/2016/02/02/quick-solution-to-apple-mails-tidbits-wrapping-woes/

And maybe an old problem still exists, ie:
https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/113539/mail-in-mavericks-does-not-correctly-text-wrap-no-option-to-view-in-plain-text





- Patrick
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