Let's say I have this in the buffer:


I select it and type Alt-o b. It is now displayed as 'BE BOLD' I Save, quit, reopen: The font change is lost. How to keep the font change, please?

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    Do you enable Enriched Mode?
    – muffinmad
    Jun 6, 2019 at 11:58
  • That answers the question, thanks.
    – user19777
    Jun 6, 2019 at 12:48
  • @muffinmad: Please consider posting that as an answer, with a bit of explanation (summary), so it's not a link-only answer (which would be rejected). Comments can be deleted at any time. The aim is to have specific questions and answers, to help others too. Thx.
    – Drew
    Jun 6, 2019 at 14:49
  • @Drew Ok. It was just a clarifying comment :)
    – muffinmad
    Jun 6, 2019 at 20:17
  • @muffinmad: It seems like a (good) answer, to me.
    – Drew
    Jun 6, 2019 at 23:40

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To save text formatting properties use enriched-mode. Your file will be saved using text/enriched MIME format and will be looks like this:

Content-Type: text/enriched
Text-Width: 70

<bold>BE BOLD</bold>

Visiting such file will enable enriched-mode and restore text properties.

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