anything relating to text, including text editors such as TextEdit

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How can I use Automator to extract information from an email in Mail?

I'm trying to extract information from emails coming in from PayPal from my customers (first name, last name, address, phone #, order #, date) to create a database with that information. The info ...
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Where Is The “Summarize” Service On OS X Mavericks?

In previous versions of OS X, you could find the Summarize service by highlighting the text you want to summarize, going to the app name menu, click service, and then clicking summarize. Call me ...
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Syntax highlighting in emails?

I'd like Mail to pick up on syntax I'm copying mostly from an app that does highlight syntax, but it doesn't seem to apply any sort of "formatting" to the text itself on pasting (e.g. color, font, ...
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How can I transcribe a Voice Memo to Text?

I need to transcribe Voice Memo recording to text. Can I play the recording and use Dictation? is there another method to convert an existing Voice Memo to text?
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Which text editors support both tabbed windows & rtf documents?

I am looking to change my text editor / note taking app for OS X. I require only the following: Tabbed windows: I don't want every document open in a new window. For some reason this seems to be an ...
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How could I show floating text?

What would be a simple way to show some text "floating in space" on osx. The text should have a transparent background and I want to pick a color, a font, and some message (with newlines maybe) with ...
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How to reset Mac OS X text substitution?

Whenever I type "foo" it gets replaced by "bar". It is working system wide. I can see this behavior in Chrome, TextEdit and other apps. Even partial text like "Somefoo" gets converted to "Somebar". ...
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Is there an iPad/iPhone app that can handle editing large (~10000 line) text files?

I'm looking for an iPad/iPhone app that can handle editing large (~10000 line) text files. I would like this app to be able to access a particular Dropbox file quickly, and after editing have the file ...
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text alignment shortcut RTL and LTR

When in text box in any application, such as search text boxes, address fields in Finder and Safari, or even inside sites such as Google's search text box: I use cmd + space to switch the language ...
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Turn off message sending from iCloud?

Whenever I send someone a text, I'm told that it shows that "myname@icloud.com" is sending the text and not my phone number. And when someone responds to "myname@icloud.com", I receive the message on ...
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How to label text files as such in zip archive

I am told, about a zip archive I created under Mavericks from the Finder File menu, with a directory containing both pdf and text files: "No file is labelled as text by zipinfo". People ask me to use ...
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Need to print out iPhone text messages

I have a court case and have text messages on my iPhone I need to transfer to my iPad email for evidence. Every time I try it doesn't work, it will send them to my iMessage but not my email. I need ...
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Sending/Receiving SMS/MMS on iPhone 4s

Just got my first iPhone. Will not be using iMessages being I'm the only person in my social circle who has Apple products. Am I still able to send/receive SMS/MMS the "old" way on this phone? Also, ...
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Mail in Mavericks does not correctly text wrap / no option to view in plain text

This problem has been brought up in the Apple discussion forum, but with no success. It is two related problems that have cropped up in the Mail application in Mavericks (OS X v10.9): First, there is ...
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Only some text messages are showing on my iPhone4

All of a sudden my iPhone stopped showing my complete message history. When I go the "messages" a couple of recent ones are shown, at random, and scrolling down a screen or two shows messages dated ...
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Disable auto tick mark

There is a new feature in Mavericks that causes the tick mare (`) to be added to the letter before it. What is really annoying, is that it only does this where I absolutely would never want it to ...
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Text expansion built-in since Mountain Lion is inexplicably unreliable

I'm currently on Mavericks but have had this issue since Mountain Lion, which added the text expansion ("shortcuts") feature; iOS7 has something similar. I have a number of shortcuts set up - e.g. ...
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Universal search/replace in DevonThink?

Is it possible to do a universal search/replace in text files (plain text and rich text) within a DevonThink database? If so, how can I do it?
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How to change encoding in Mail in OS X Mavericks?

Normally I would open Mail.app, click Message → Encoding → [One of the Cyrillic encodings]. But since the upgrade I don't see text encoding option in Message menu. How to change to use one ...
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How to assign hotkeys to paragraph styles in Pages 5?

Pages '09 had the paragraph styles drawer with a list of all styles. Each style had the following context menu: On the new Pages 5, this is how that context menu looks however. Noticeably ...
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How to select paragraphs with similar style in Pages 5?

Pages '09 had the paragraph styles drawer with a list of all styles. Each style had the following context menu: On the new Pages 5, this is how that context menu looks however. I can't seem to ...
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Texting from iPad to Android device

Can I send a text message from my iPad (iOS7) to someone with an Android device? (Samsung Galaxy 3).
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Mail.app sending wrong fonts to other email clients/browsers

When sending emails from Mail.app, I have Georgia set as the default font in both the body copy and my email signature but they are not being sent correctly. I currently have Georgia 12pt set, and ...
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Similar to TextExpander App but simulating typewriting text effect

I'm looking for an app similar to TextExpander but I need that the expanded snippet to be shown simulating typewriting text effect. Something like shown in this YouTube video. If not posible, can I ...
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How do I prevent search terms from being copied between applications?

If I have a search field open in Xcode and Safari at the same time, switching between the apps will copy the search term from one app to the other. To reproduce this: Open a webpage in Safari, and ...
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Add line over letter in Pages, Keynote

In Cocoa programs in Mac OS it is possible, using the fonts palette, add line below the character (underline), in the middle of the character (strikethrough), changing the stile of the line: single, ...
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OSX Preview: Bug in the size of PDF Highlights

When I highlight text in OSX's Preview the size of the highlight becomes huge. These two images illustrate the problem (In the first image I am highlighting the text and the highlight is normal, in ...
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Getting text boxes to move with text

I have added a number of text boxes to an iWork Pages document. When I want to paste in additional text -- i.e. a methodology section at the beginning -- the text boxes do not move with the text, ...
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In Chrome: Deleting the first character of a line, `\n` is also deleted, can that be changed?

In a textarea box in Chrome, I write: a a is at line head and there a empty line before a, and I press delete key to remove a. Not noly a was removed, but also the newline \n is removed too, ...
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How can I import text substitutions from Wikipedia “Lists of common misspellings for machines”?

Wikipedia has some nice lists of misspellings for machines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lists_of_common_misspellings/For_machines ...
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Change “reply with message” text

I know how to change text for RELY WITH MESSAGE option, however "Can't talk right now" part can't be changed in setting. Is there an app or a modification that can change "Can't talk right now" ...
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Moving the Caret with OS X Text Substitution

You can set up text substitutions in OS X in the Languages and Text tab of System Preferences. Is there a way to choose where the caret will appear after a text substitution takes place? For ...
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Difference between “Plain Text” and “Plain Text Document” in Mountain Lion?

I'm new to Apple and Mountain Lion so please bear with me if this is a obvious question. I have to files with the txt extension which has been created by a small program I've written. The method for ...
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Contact switched to Android; how to send texts instead of iMessages?

My brother switched to an Android phone from an iPhone recently. When I attempt to text him, it still tries to send those messages as iMessages. Two questions: will he receive these iMessages, and ...
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How to edit writable locations in a document in Pages '09?

The following image shows a region of the sheet it is not possible to write or select. There the cursor is, if i write another letter it will show up on the next page. How do i enable the document to ...
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How can I “zoom out” while viewing a text file on an iPhone?

On my new iPhone 4, plain text files display at a width of 38 columns. Rows with more than 38 characters are wrapped. I want to view text files containing prose formatted with widths of 70 or 80 ...
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Can I find and replace Core Text/Cocoa text strings in any application?

My scenario: I use an app called Antetype for UI design. Antetype uses OS X-native technologies for text rendering (it uses the system-standard text palette). Antetype does not have a find and ...
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How can I create plaintext files with Markdown syntax and convert them to PDF format?

I am very much a novice at this, so please bear with me. I'm intrigued by the idea of using Markdown. I want to be able to write my stuff in a plaintext editor on OS X and iOS and save it in Dropbox ...
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Why will Text Edit and other apps prevent me from choosing text colors?

I have had a Genius take a look at my MacBook, no one has offered ANY support that works. Forgive me if I'm learning how to describe the issue, but here is my problem with TextEdit, Apple Mail and ...
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Changing text navigation buttons in OSX

I'd like to change the default text navigation buttons for OSX (Mountain Lion). That is, currently the key to move iterate tokens when editing a text file (or in XCode) is alt, and command for ...
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Selecting a whole line of text, including the newline

Kind of a tricky one to describe. Here goes though. Open up your favourite text editor on OSX (well, Textedit, Coda 2, a Chrome textarea at least). Type a long line of text, followed by a short line. ...
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How to force OS X Notes application to lose formatting when I paste text from clipboard?

While I do find Notes.app very useful, especially due to the iClould integration with iOS counterpart apps, I am very annoyed about the text formatting used by the application. I just want to be able ...
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Is it possible to disable iPhone sounds and vibrations when the phone is unlocked?

I have been chatting extensively on my iPhone via text messages. I always have my phone on silent and the vibrations seem to really run down the battery. It's a waste because a lot of the time I have ...
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Is there a Mac OS X Command Line application that can convert text encodings from one type to another? (Specifically to convert Mac OS Roman to utf8)

I would like to call a command line utility in Mac OS X 10.8 that gives me the ability to convert a text file saved in standard Western Mac OS Roman encoding to the more generic UTF-8. I will be ...
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Good Text List transformation Software

Let's say I have a list of items like so: default cube page concave zoom linear fade none and I want to change it to the following: 'default' => t('default'), 'cube' => t('cube'), ...
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How to disable Gatekeeper alerts on opening text files synced with Dropbox?

I use WriteRoom to create and edit text files on the Mac (10.8.2). I keep these files in my DropBox (v1.6.14) folder so that they're synced to the cloud and can be edited on my iOS devices and other ...
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Blurry Text on Apple iMac OS X 21.5"

I recently purchased a new iMac which I love except for one sort of big issue - the text is blurry on several programs. At first I thought it was a browser issue when I noticed it in Gmail (using ...
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Mimic Xcode's camelCase selection keyboard shortcuts in OS X

I spend a very large amount of time editing text in Xcode, and I would like maneuvering around text within the rest of the Cocoa Text System to offer an identical experience. There are 3 versions of ...
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remove highlighting from Stickies?

Text that is copied from a web browser and pasted into the native Stickies app often brings text highlighting along with it and I haven't been able to find a way to remove the highlighting within ...
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Mountain Lion US keyboard layout .. bug? British layout when selected US keyboard

When I change my input source to US Keyboard and I want to press this key: ` I get some British key. My keyboard is this one: And it behaves like this one: I changed my keyboard layout like ...