Come hither and do dither for a while, won't you?
I know a way you can stop that.You write the first letter, which will be stuck in bold or italic or whatever, then press Control and B or I or whatever. Then you can type normally, and go back and delete the failed letter later.I hope that makes at least a bit of sense.
yay! cheers jamie :D i'm so into saying "cheers" rather than thanks right now...i don't know why...:S