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  • davewhughes Calculating status...
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    Jan 11, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to Edward)

    Does Apple actually read this stuff or are we shouting into the void?

     

    It would be nice if we could get some official response on a solution to this or accept this as valid feedback on a poor implementation of a basic tool.

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,995 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 6:51 AM (in response to davewhughes)

     

    Does Apple actually read this stuff or are we shouting into the void?

     

     

     

    No and yes, respectively.

     

    Apple - Mac OS X - Feedback

  • Lyle Turner Calculating status...
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    Jan 11, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to CT)

    No and yes, respectively.

     

    What he said, but I feel ya. And sorry, no answers here either.

     

    Apple Support Communities is a "Support FOR Apple users BY Apple users" space. I've found some answers, but not always.If you think more group therapy than support desk it might (maybe) be less frustrating.

     

    So Apple may own the building, but they don't work here. There are probably (hopefully?) some Apple employees lurking who drop friendly advice - but nobody with an Apple badge on white hourse will ride to the rescue.

  • Roginator Calculating status...
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    Jan 16, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to Edward)

    I can't believe I'm having to read this forum to try and figure out how to remove bullets! Even worse, it doesn't seem to be possible! Even the text editor on this site allows you to toggle them on and off! Seriously Apple!

  • dexterenergen Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2013 2:00 AM (in response to Edward)

    I created now an Apple bug report for this. Let's see what Apple says about it.

  • merelyuseful Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to Edward)

    Hi.  Just in case anyone stumbles across this.  I don't know how to remove bullets from a bulleted list but you can stop bullets on new lines by hitting alt-shift-enter.  Bulleting from then on will stop.  Hope somebody finds this helpful.

  • davewhughes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 8:46 AM (in response to merelyuseful)

    Hitting just enter does the same thing.

     

    The big issue is to remove bullets when they are already created.

  • merelyuseful Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 8:48 AM (in response to davewhughes)

    Not on my machine it doesn't.  Hitting enter gives you another new bulleted line.  Alt-Enter (you don't need to shift) will give a clean line with no bullet.

  • Jacjac Calculating status...
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:08 AM (in response to Edward)

    I agree...I can't believe that we need to trawl through forums to find out how to delete bullets...basic stuff!!!!

     

    Check out the bulleting in THIS posting area RIGHT NOW as I type...there's a button for bullets...click them on...click them off...mmmmm simple!!!  They can do in their flippin' forum but not in their software - embarrassing!

     

    Apple, so good at so many things, so much of the time...but sometimes they overlook THE most basic things! 

     

    We just have to deal with it, report it, and move on in the blind hope of some action and resolution at some point in the future.

     

    Hey ho...go and live a little!  Bye

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    John

  • Dean Suhr Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Apr 16, 2013 6:44 PM (in response to Edward)

    If you only have one level of indents, two RETURNS will work to eliminate a bullet mid-list.

     

    If you have nested indents the first double RETURN gets you to the primary set of bullets and the double RETURN trick does not work.

     

    BUT ... CONTROL-RETURN will clear the final bullet.

  • davewhughes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 17, 2013 12:47 AM (in response to Dean Suhr)

    This does indeed work, but unfortunately it doesn't deal with the main issue, which is when bullets are created there appears to be no way of 'de-bulletting' them.

  • Eager Beager Calculating status...
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    Apr 22, 2013 6:27 AM (in response to elvines)

    elvines wrote:

     

    Hope this give the result you are looking for. Go to the previous line of the line we hope to de-bullet and "Control + Enter". Then "Delete" once.

     

    Hey all, elvines already told you the fix.

     

    Mind you, if you're using a macbook pro, then "Delete" is [fn + Delete].

  • Eager Beager Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 22, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to Edward)

    Edward wrote:

     

    The solution you've provided does not remove all the bullets. It *does* remove one bullet but then leaves the newly non-bulleted item indented with no way to un-indent (dedent?)

     

     

    Please don't quote a long block of text; already read the thread, thanks. Fairly obviously that Mail doesn't have a means of removing an entire bulleted list.

     

    I pointed out that elvines had already provided a partial solution that got lost in the noise. For me, his technique removes both the bullet and the indent, and it works by using [fn + delete], not just the [delete] key on its own.

     

    If that doesn't work for you, then there's another issue going on that is specific to you.

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