anything relating to text, including text editors such as TextEdit

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What is a keyboard shortcut in Keynote to edit a text object without clicking it?

Suppose I have a text object currently selected on a slide. I'd like a keyboard shortcut that lets me edit the text without erasing it, just like F2 does in the Microsoft world. Return is close: it ...
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Preview adds strange textboxes to my CAD drawing

I have a lot of drawings made with AutoCAD 2016 on Windows 10. I wanted to print them from my Mac as they are PDFs, but when I open them in Preview it adds strange texts and I have to manually delete ...
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Apple Script : Remove space / line in variable

I'm using applescript to collect a lost of number from a website, and my script is working fine, I just get a lot of space and a line between the result which I can't figure out how to get rid of. ...
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Make the option key stop on words between underscores

When selecting or traveling through a set of words separated by underscores by using the optionarrow keys, I want to be able to stop at every underscore character as with words separated by hyphens. ...
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Resources for programming a text based interface in Swift? [closed]

Are there any tutorials someone could point me at for creating a terminal based, text interface application for OSX? Something sort of looking like Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS.
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Why are Chinese characters showing up as one of the text field menu buttons in iOS Youtube comments?

In the iOS YouTube app of my phone and iPad both on iOS 9.3, I see this as a menu choice when typing in the comments field. I don't have Chinese languages enabled on my phone or iPad that I know of. ...
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How to pass an AppleScript variable to Perl script?

I have a Perl script that does some text transformation on a given file. Now I would like to call this script from an AppleScript which in turn I could execute from the script menu in order to run ...
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Is there a way to read/respond to iPhone text messages on a Windows computer?

I would like to be able to read/respond to my text messages on a computer. I only seem to find a place to do this if you have a Mac. Can this be done on a Windows computer or Chromebooks running ...
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Delete Text Message from iPhone doesn't automatically delete from Mac

When I delete a text from my iPhone, it doesn't automatically delete off my Mac. Is there a way to have it done automatically?
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How do I unlearn a word?

I have accidentally learned 'formating'. I've tried unlearning by right-click, and have removed the word from the /Library/Spelling and ~/Library/Spelling directories. The word is still not ...
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Automator Services to transform text to Upper, Lower, and Sentence Case

What's the appropriate code to create Automator Services to transform the selected text to: Lower case Upper case Sentence case For Upper case this answer doesn't seem to work. I get this error: ...
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Text notifications

I recently removed a shared Apple ID and created a new one on my husband's phone. Now when I text him from my phone, he receives the text but no notification. How do I fix this? BTW, his phone does ...
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How can I globally disable 'Text Replacement'?

I've been looking for an answer to this question for a while, so I'm guessing this can only be solved with a console command. What I want to do is disable 'Text Replacement' everywhere on my Mac. The ...
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How do I change the date format in iOS?

I live in the U.S., so my region is in the U.S. I want to make the iPad use the following formats: Fahrenheit for temperature Kilometers for distance USD for currency YYYY-MM-DD date format HH:mm 24-...
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Does Textmate have anything like Emacs's point and mark for making selections?

In Emacs, I can easily select a phrase in the middle of a sentence using incremental search. For example, I've written the sentence "I have never been to Paris, but I have taken a virtual tour of the ...
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Enable/Disable TextExpander using Script

I am trying to disable/enable textexpander using a single shortcut key. Text expander's preferences require using option, command and control together with a predefined shortcut key. Is there a way to ...
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How to create a service that puts selected text into quotation marks?

I'd like to create a service that puts any text I select in TextEdit or web page text editors into quotation marks. I understand Automator is the tool to use, but how do I create this action using ...
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Letters / text that I type shows up in the wrong order

I've been having this issue for a while now, very inconsistently. When I type strands of text, sometimes the letters appears in the wrong order (I remember it mostly happening when I type text in ...
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How to use find and replace to replace a character with new line

I have a document, I wants to use the find and replace to convert any period (.) into a new line. I can't seems to of that, in Microsoft word you can input ^ CTRL+p into the replace field. But how do ...
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Which text editors provide full screen, multi-page/column, flowing views?

I think Word might do this, but I'm looking for other options. I would like to edit long documents displayed as three or four flowing columns in a full screen view. Flowing means if I delete a line ...
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text history on iphone 6

I thought you could go back to see entire history of texting from/between each person, any person. A couple of times I have seen back farther but usually not (am only looking to research one person at ...
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How to disable formatting of outgoing messages in Adium

When using Adium as XMPP client it's sending formatting based on my local settings to my communications partners. In special in group chats this ends up in a "nice" mess. How can this be disabled?
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How to type “Full Width” characters?

I would like to be able to type with the "full width" characters, such as abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz and ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ or 0123456789 or even !#$&*+-<=>?@[\]^_{|}~⦅⦆¢£¬ ̄¦¥₩ ...
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How can I stop my old broken phone getting my text messages?

My iPhone cracked its screen and presently i cannot get past the locked access screen. Got a new phone but the old phone continues to show me my new text messages. I cannot get into old phone to ...
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Managing Favorite Styles Mavericks

I'm trying to have a text style defined by me appear wherever appropriate. In TextEdit it would be under "Format -> Font" menu right next to "Italic," etc. Naturally, I proceed to "Format -> Font -> ...
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Is it possible to enable OSX keyboard text substitution in more apps?

OSX has built into text substitution that is configured in System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. This works great in certain apps, such as Evernote and Textedit, but seems to be disabled in other apps/...
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Selecting half a document

I have an extremely long document in text edit that I want to delete roughly half of. Is there a better way to do this than selecting by clicking and scrolling?
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Texts and imessage appearing on Mac

I want texts and iMesssages from my iPhone to stop appearing on my home Mac. They currently get copied between the 2 devices, I have tried deleting iCloud but this does not stop the messages.
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How many people can be in aGroup text [duplicate]

How many ppl can be in a group text?
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How do I ONLY receive and send iMessage (not SMS)?

Is this possible? I have an international phone plan that charges way too much money for international texts. I'd like to still be able to use iMessage instead of other texting apps, (but realize it ...
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How does one NOT save Messages history upon new login in El Capitan on iMac?

"save history when conversations are closed" That is a preferences option in Message app on El Capitan. I do NOT have this box checked, yet every time I log into Messages EVERY conversation from at ...
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Auto completion of accents and tilde OSX

I've been working on macs for a couple of years now, and recently switched jobs (Software dev). Before when I was typing something like "e would not automatically merge into ë. This is really ...
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shadow box on text messages

I am getting a shadow box in my text message area. It is very annoying. You can turn the phone off and on and it goes away but it just keeps happening again. It started when I installed the update ...
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What is the function of the triangles and circles that appear in the ruler when working with text in Keynote?

I just discovered that two downward-facing triangles appear whenever I'm working with a text object in keynote; those serve to define the initial and final tabs. But I noticed that clicking on the ...
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How can I switch Chrome to display web pages with the San Francisco font in El Capitan?

I'd like for Chrome's default sans-serif font for websites to be San Francisco. However it's not showing up in the font list. Any ideas for how to change this setting?
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In iOS 9 why is some text from speech to text underlined in blue?

When I dictate text to my phone, sometimes to avoid having to type it, some of it is underlined with blue dots. It looks real pretty, but the purpose of this is lost on me: if these words are treated ...
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Stopping iMessage from displaying texts and iMessages on my MacBook screen

I want to still be able to use iMessages on my MacBook but I want to stop my messages from displaying on my screen (for privacy reasons). It seems you have to completely sign out from all of your ...
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dis-allow delete text messages

Is it possible to remove my son's ability to delete text messages? We would like to be able to monitor his conversations without his being able to simply delete them. Any help??
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What happens to deleted texts on iCloud?

If i deleted a text from my phone and then backed it up to iCloud, is that text now deleted from iCloud?
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SMS texts hanging

I have an iPhone, iPad and a Macbook. All are interconnected for iMessage and I can use my Macbook for SMS texting as well via forwarding. Lately, my SMS texts, only, are not going through and I get a ...
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Text Editor Graphical Glitch on Xcode 6.4

I'm experiencing a very odd graphical glitch with the code editor, initially I thought it was my machine's graphics going to pot but after further investigation it is definitely tied to Xcode and/or ...
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AppleScript to create spacing format like “S P A C I N G”?

In order to format text documents in a more readable way it would be nice to format selected texts by an apple script executed via the context menu services in the following way: select "text" with ...
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Text automatically replaced by text

When I type anywhere on my mac "test" it will be replaced with echo "test". $ swag. "yolo". I have an example uploaded to YouTube: https://youtu.be/H057jnDtsvc I know that I used it somewhere one ...
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Typing lag on SE sites - Safari

This is a strange one & only seems to affect text entry [questions, answers & comments] on SE sites. I've not really noticed it anywhere else, but this is where I do most of my web-site typing....
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Why are the same characters displayed differently in the same sentence?

In some text views on OS X, e.g. in the application QQ, the character →(U+2192) is displayed differently after a Chinese character or Latin character: Also affected are the other arrows, and the ...
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AppleScript - Add userinput to text file?

How can I add a user input variable to a text file? This is what I have right now: -- ask user display dialog "Enter Cheat" default answer "99 Gold, super health, unlimited Grenades.." set cheat1 ...
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Is there a way to prevent Mac emoji from changing line spacing?

When I use emoji in Mac OSX typable spaces - for example TextEdit - the emoji will adjust the line spacing so it will fit. And it makes the document look really messy because the one line that the ...
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How Can I Convert A .TXT File To A .CSV File Without Losing Any Of The Content Of That Document?

I've been trying for about 4 days now to complete the seemingly simple activity of converting an OS X keychain text dump to a correctly formatted .csv with no progress, much less success. I posted a ...
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Can Siri add some form of timestamp to a Note?

I'd like Siri to add a timestamp -- I'm not too fussy about the exact format -- of the current day and time to the end of one of my notes in the Notes app. She can find the note just fine, but takes ...
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Text is blurry in many apps after disconnecting external monitor

I have a 2015 Retina MacBook pro. Sometimes I connect it to a 24" Dell external monitor via thunderbolt->dvi. Whenever I disconnect the monitor, many apps (chrome, most noticeably) have blurry text. ...