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A question about gmail formatting for composing messages?

Asked by Tink (8673points) August 20th, 2009 from iPhone

When composing a message, how do you make it all colorful and stuff?
I’ve recieved some emails and
the text is all fancy with a colored background, but I want to know how do you do it?

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kyanblue's avatar

The formatting toolbar!

Above the box to compose a message there should be a bar with options to change the font, font color, font background color, add emoticons, et cetera.

If you don’t have the toolbar, then above the message composing area you should see a link that says ’Rich formatting ยป’. Click that.

Tink's avatar

There is no Toolbar or “Rich formatting” thing. Or atleast I cant see it.

augustlan's avatar

Right above the box you’re typing in, there should be a line of letters and symbols. Mine starts with B (for bold), I (for italics) and U (for underline). Shortly after those there are two T symbols, one for the text color, one for the background color. You don’t see those?

Tink's avatar

No I don’t see them here’s a picture of what it looks like, sorry if it’s blurry.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@Tink1113, your Gmail is set to use basic HTML. This page will help you change it to standard HTML, which has the formatting toolbar. Your browser may not support the standard format, which is why you can’t see it. Use the link on that page to check.

Tink's avatar

@aprilsimnel It doesn’t support it from the mobile gmail?

aprilsimnel's avatar

Not that I’m aware of. But I have Gmail on my iPhone and there’s no fancy colours or whatnot on it.

Tink's avatar

I’m on iPod, that sucks :( But It clearly says no Rich formatting there.

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