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Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 8:28 PM (in response to Rimalucy)
This is me again, too late to edit, but I should have been clearer... Float is an option under Format in Mail, but I don't know what it means and would like to... thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 6:28 AM (in response to Rimalucy)
I don't use it myself (plain text email for me ) but I think it controls how images are placed in relation to text. Float right would move the image to the right margin and allow text down the left side of the image.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 6:37 AM (in response to Austin Kinsella1)
Austin - thanks a bunch - I'll try it out - sounds interesting!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2013 7:55 AM (in response to Rimalucy)
Float Left and Float Righ work with images. With Float Left, the image is formatted to the left and the text wraps around the image. Just the opposite with Float Right. That is when you are composing the message. After the message is sent, the float doesn't work.
If I send the message from Apple Mail to myself and open it in the same Apple Mail that created it, the float is not working. The image appears first and the text appears under it. It is like this in Mountain Lion and has been like this in all previous versions of Apple Mail. It is very frustrating since I receive very well formatted emails from Windows users. They are formatted correctly. I suspect they are using HTML formatting.
I have even resorted to using the Apple RTF editor TextEdit and copied and pasted RTF into Apple Mail and the formatting goes away even when opening the email with the very same Apple Mail that created it.
Very Frustrating. Let's hope that Maverick gets it right. It is about time.