or is it so difficult to format text in a "text" type window?
I think it clearly impossible.
I then tried a TEXTBOX but this is not okay since I can't get it to not make the text "editable".
You can "!disable" textbox, and it will be not editable any more (though not scrollable and selectable too) But it still will be "whole text looks the same", like TEXT type window (or Windows Notepad). nomainwin WindowWidth = 320: WindowHeight = 305 texteditor #main.texteditor1, 26, 16, 272, 225
open "untitled" for window as #main print #main, "trapclose [quit.main]"
#main.texteditor1 "This is a textbox" _ +chr$(13)+"you cannot edit" _ +chr$(13)+"because I disabled it"
#main.texteditor1 "!disable" wait
[quit.main] Close #main END
Easiest way to show formatted text, IMHO, is make it in any word processor then save as HTML file. Now just ask Windows to show it. It will be separate window.