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Why is the formatting lost when syncing to iPad Notes from

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Why is the formatting lost when syncing to iPad Notes from Outlook Notes?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 8 months ago.

If you are talking about the "notes" section of a contact, that field does not hold any formatting. So any formatting done on a device that is then synced, will be lost.

there is no workaround for this.

If you want to stick with Outlook, I suggest you look at Office 365 Exchange. Otherwise, moving to Apple Mail, Contacts and Calendar with iCloud might be a better option for you.

Apple has deprecated Sync Services.

  • You can no longer sync with an iPhone or iPad via iTunes. You can only sync with an iPhone or iPad via a cloud-based service like iCloud or Google.
  • You can no longer sync local calendars with OS X Calendar (formerly iCal). You can, however, continue to sync calendars hosted on a cloud-based service like iCloud or Google with OS X Calendar.
  • You can no longer sync with any third-party apps running on your Mac that use Sync Services, like Entourage or Outlook.
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 8 months ago.
Do you still have questions? I see you on my list of customers waiting for me but I do not see a reply from you. Let me know if you still need help. Otherwise I would appreciate a moment of your time to rate my level of service.