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  • ncolovos Calculating status...
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    Jun 10, 2013 3:46 PM (in response to Edward)

    Edward, any luck finding a solution? I also have the "issue [that is] specific to [you]."

     

    The "cntrl + return" produces the same results you describe -- bullet gone but item still indented. Combining this with the "fn+delete" just adds the bullet back.

     

    The double hard return doesn't end a bulleted list for me unless the paragraph below the bullet has not been formated -- indented or a bulleted paragraph.

  • Daddyo21 Calculating status...
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    Jun 20, 2013 12:19 PM (in response to ncolovos)

    Hightlight the list where you want to remove the bullets. Cut the highlighted section. Click on a line that is unformated with bullets. Paste using "Paste and match style" which is under Edit

  • shemerdun Calculating status...
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    Jun 20, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to CT)

    CT,

    you previously solved a problem with a keyboard symbols not matching the keys and the caps lock working the opposite - how do you solve this problem? help, my computer is nuts! MacBook Air and only 90 days old!

  • thomasthebeliever Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Jul 6, 2013 6:20 PM (in response to Edward)

    I tried to find a solution for this already some years ago - but could not find anything.

    It is ridiculous that Apple comes up with such a functionality which cannot be undone.

    Very frustrating.

    It seems those developers do not evey use their own applications for commercial purposes - they probably use Outlook instead...

     

    PS - the only solution I have is to copy the text in the bullet list

    then go below to a line without bullet list and past it by using the "past and match style" command.

    then delete the bullet line... easy?

  • yokohama Calculating status...
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    Jul 9, 2013 10:15 PM (in response to Edward)

    Press command and then return twice.

  • raithalhamad Calculating status...
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    Jul 13, 2013 6:08 PM (in response to yokohama)

    I have this same exact problem and yokohama HIT IT SPOT ON!! Although command and then return twice didnt work for me, I pressed option (alt) and then return and presto! I went to the next line without any further bullets AND the cursor indented back to the far left.

     

    Thanks yokohama.

  • Lyle Turner Calculating status...
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    Jul 14, 2013 11:48 AM (in response to yokohama)

    Thanks,

     

    While this (or the option/alt for some) will END a bulleted list, there still is no simple/elegant solution to REMOVE bullets from an existing list nor 'break' a list between the first or last bullet line if you wish to insert non-bulleted text (or 'demote' bulleted lines between same.

     

    Other than the copy/cut and paste special dance described earlier.

     

    Basically this whole list chain exists because Mail doesn't let you to un-indent you way out of the list function. Which is a pretty common feature in rich text editors most of us have used elsewhere.

  • thomasthebeliever Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Jul 14, 2013 4:01 PM (in response to Edward)

    I know how to stop the bullet list, this is not the issue.

     

    The issue that I face often is that I write up a bullet list but then decide that some text is not required in the bullet list anzmore but would like to use the text in the normal part text instead.

    Hence I want to turn a line on the bullet list into a normal line instead.

     

    Initial

    • Text Row 1
    • Text Row 2
    • Text Row 3

     

    Intended change:

    • Text Row 1
    • Text Row 2

     

    Text Row 3

     

    and this I could only achieve but cut/past match style

  • Daddyo21 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 14, 2013 5:23 PM (in response to thomasthebeliever)

    If you want to change Text Row 3 as above.

     

    Highlight Text Row 3

    Press Return

    Press Paste

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,995 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to Edward)

    Yes.

  • ThomasRussell Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 9, 2013 3:34 PM (in response to Edward)

    Hi all,

     

    I believe, having run into this problem myself this morning, that the solution is as follows:

     

    • Make the relevant bulleted line the last line in the list (see below).
    • Select the whole line (see below).
    • Select "Decrease indent" from the Format > Indentation menu (or hit "[").

     

    To select the whole line, triple-click anywhere in the line.

     

    To make the line the last line in bulleted list, move the cursor to the end of the line and hit "Return" twice.

     

     

    TR

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