How to format text within appointment/meeting body?

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RKDuke

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Using Outlook 2013 and can't figure this out. In previous Outlook versions when I was composing a meeting invite and typing text in the body the toolbar/ribbon would have formatting buttons (bullets, fonts, etc.). In Outlook 2013 this isn't the case. I went to customize the ribbon and added the Format Text tab unto the ribbon. It did this but all the icons are grayed out and inactive. What's going on?
 

RKDuke

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Are you using plain text formatting in the message? The formatting bar is only available when you use HTML (or RTF, which you shouldn't use).

I'd like to use HTML for my formatting Diane. Your note makes me think that I inadvertently have plan text selected for Calendar events. In my Options I definitely have HTML selected for Mail but can't find where to set the formatting option for Calendar events. How do I do this?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Where is the calendar? Normally, the calendar events aren't plain text - but I know they are in Outlook.com folders and iCloud. This is a limitation of server (and devices) they sync with.
 

RKDuke

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Where is the calendar? Normally, the calendar events aren't plain text - but I know they are in Outlook.com folders and iCloud. This is a limitation of server (and devices) they sync with.

Yes, the calendar is in iCloud. I thought the most recent version of iCloud addressed this problem? No?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Nope, iCloud is still plain text with very limited options.

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