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iChat Information Pages

Version 4


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These iChat 4 pages are coloured Gray and have the iChat 4 icon on them that was in use at the time, so you know where you are. The icon differs little from the Version 3 version.


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7[8] 07 Format Menu. Nov 2008

This is the iChat 4 Format menu.

Font and Colour Example

This menu gives you additional controls of the Font, style and colour of individual or sets of words (or even single letters) in a current Text Field entry point before sending the IM. It will not change the Bubble colour chosen in iChat > Preferences > Messages but can temporarily override the Font Choice and it's Colour.

When the IM is then sent the colours will hold and so will the Font choice if the Buddy has that Font as well. Bold, Underline and Italics work with any Font. Hyperlinks (Edit Menu) are preselected to be Underlined and Blue which can not be overridden.

NOTE: The Buddy Listed in the Pic is one of the Apple Test Accounts and does not respond to Text Chats. No Text was sent in or for this Picture.

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This site is about iChat from Version 1 through to iChat 4.x.x

It has a mixture of basic info and problem solving help.

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About This Page

How to Format individual letters, words or phrases on a IM instance rather than the Chat as a whole.


Confirmed to work with Win/IE 5.5 and later (should work in 5.0, but not confirmed), Firefox 2, Safari 3, Opera 9, iCab 3.02 and later, Mac/IE 5, Netscape 6 and later

Old browsers (IE version 4 or earlier, Netscape 4 or earlier) should only see a text-based page which, while not the prettiest option, is still entirely usable.