Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 8:02 AM (in response to Aurel Griesser)
Is your mail-message in RTF-Format?
I tried the following:
click right between the bullet and the first word of your bulleted paragraph and then delete backwards with the delete button, until your paragraph is joined with the privious paragraph. Then insert a new line break and your bulleted paragraph should look like a regular paragraph.
Hope that helps.
P.S. What I really wanted to do (and what used to work) was
Format -> Lists -> decrease list level
but that option is grayed out for some reason that I don't understand, looks like a bug to me
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 5:18 PM (in response to léonie)
Hi, thanks leonie.
I had tried what you've suggested, but unfortunately I have a list further up, so it doesn't work: I end up with that list format and no way to get rid of it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 2:53 AM (in response to Aurel Griesser)
Start with this...
- this should not be bulleted
- go to the end of the 'def' line
- type a few returns to turn the bullets off
- type some text
- this should not be bulleted
Finish by doing this...
- put your cursor at the beginning of the last line (inbetween the bullet and "this should...")
- delete backwards
this should not be bulleted
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2012 11:41 AM (in response to SomersetBen)
This is not working. If you turn on numbered or bulleted list and you reach the end of the list and you want to go back to regular non-list typing, there's no way to turn lists off. I believe the old behavior was pressing return once would bring you a new bullet/number, pressing it again would remove the bullet/number. Now, I can press return all day and just keep getting more and more bullets/numbers. You cannot select them. Positioning your cursor just to the right of the number/bullet and pressing delete only moves you to the end of your previous list item. Pressing return again brings the new bullet/number back again. This is lame. Not sure how it made it past Apple's QA. I'm submitting a bug.
[Edit: I have no idea what happened, but me pressing control-return/command-return/option-return/shift-return in some random combination caused Mail to go back to the old behavior for this message. Now pressing return twice gets rid of the lists. Something is fishy.]
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to Sean Lemson)
The key the the process described is the third bullet in the second list - "type some text". The sequence doesn't work without some text on the line.
Let me know if this is works
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2012 2:28 PM (in response to SomersetBen)
What I'm telling you is that your step that says, "type a few returns to turn the bullets off" wasn't working for me. Every time I pressed return, I'd get a new bullet. It never turned off. I'd just get one bullet for every return.
Now that I've done whatever voodoo fixed it, Mail is now behaving correctly with every new message. I don't understand it but my problem is fixed. If anyone else is experiencing this, try pressing return with the various modifier keys held down (control, option, etc). For me, that fixed whatever rut Mail was stuck in.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to Aurel Griesser)
I tried typing "Option" + "Return" and that did the trick.
Still, this is a very non-intuitive fix. Apple should fix this!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to Amwe)
YES. "Option" + "Return" will both delete a bullet and/or move from one bullet point to the next line without creating a bullet.
Not intuitive, which is why this is a very common question.
Nice job, Amwe
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2013 4:59 AM (in response to Aurel Griesser)
This may assist: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3885360