anything relating to text, including text editors such as TextEdit

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Tool to transform text to all caps or lowercase

Is there a system-wide text manipulation app that enables you to select text and convert all letters to upper case or lower case, like a code text editor would? Also, this is certainly wishful ...
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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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How can I use text substitutions without having to type a space?

I have some custom text substitutions set up in the Language & Text pane of System Preferences. But in order to activate a substitution, I have to type the shortcut and then press the spacebar. ...
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How to permanently delete text substitutions?

How do I permanently delete text substitutions from System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. I have deleted them several times using the (-) key, but they annoyingly reincarnate themselves after a ...
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How to setup Indian rupee format in Numbers?

Indian rupee number format is different from US number format. e.g. 1,00,00,00,000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee How do I setup a custom number format in Numbers?
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How do I disable the drop shadow from text on the Desktop?

Does anyone know how to get rid of the text drop shadow from files and folders on the Mac desktop? I would prefer a subtle shadow with an offset of 1 pixel. If you know of a hack to get rid of ...
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Paste format/style only?

In Google Docs there is a nice Paste Special > Paste Format Only funtion; is there anything like this in Mac OS X? If not by default, is there a way to get this?
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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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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 ...
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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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Disable auto suggest typing when using the CTRL key

Sometimes when I press and release the CTRL key while my cursor is in a text field, the letter "I" gets inserted and an autosuggest list gets opened. I really really dislike this because I often ...
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How to 'linkify' plain text URLs (locally) on the Mac?

I'm copying a slab of plain text that contains URLs into an RTF file in TextEdit, which I am hoping to automatically, (as there are a lot of them in the text), 'linkify' into rich text hyperlinks - ...
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How can I use Siri to send a pre-made SMS?

So I recently discovered that most bus stops have a code. If you text that code to a specific phone number, you'll get a response telling you the ETA of the next bus to that stop. I saved the phone ...
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How to bump up text size & other graphical elements system wide

On Mavericks, my monitor resolution is set to 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (1080p) on SMS24A350H. Everything looks great. But I noticed small icons in Finder window with small text. That I adjusted with Finder ...
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Select non-contiguous text / words anywhere

How do I select text that is not together separately, for example: ThiS is SomE sampLe teXt or... THIS is SOME SAMPLE text (I want the characters in capitals to be selected). I know I can use ...
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Textexpander add text to last line

I would like to add a new TextExpander snippet to do the following: I will add a url from the clipboard in the form of: This is my text with a link [1] and one more link [2] [1] http//link1 ...
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How to enable Antialiasing in Finder's preview column and QuickLook?

The title pretty much says it all, plain text files are a bit annoying to read on QuickLook (and to preview on finder's preview column) due to a lack of antialiasing. On the General preference panel ...
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Google Voice messenger notification problem

I have an iPhone 4 with the Google Voice messenger app. However I don't get notifications at all; I've tried everything! If I want to check if I recieved a text I have to go into the app and press the ...
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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Tool to Convert Pictures or Images to Text

I have scanned text. I am looking for an affordable OCR tool (Optical Character Recognition) tool. I tried OCRTOOLS from the App Store, but it crashes with the first picture I tried. Any ...
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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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To give STDIN for Sed?

Pseudocommand echo '1,2,3,5' | sed -n data.txt which gives sed: 1: "data.txt": extra characters at the end of d command I want to give linenumbers for search from other command. Actually awk ...
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How to disable text drag delay

Is there any way to disable the delay for text dragging in OS X? There is a small delay between selecting and dragging text, if you start dragging the text right after you selected it - it will ...
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Joining lines into a single line in TextEdit

In a text document, how do I join several lines into a single line? I want each paragraph to be on a single line, but keep the lines between the paragraphs. Here is an example. I want to convert this ...
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Find/replace in TextEdit?

How can I change all occurrences of one string to another in TextEdit? Other text editors call this "find/replace".
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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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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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Text randomly disappears while typing?

rMBP OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion While chatting with friends on facebook, the text randomly disappears and appears at random intervals. I cannot induce the effect manually. It is very frustrating to see ...
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How can one create a shortcut for pasting unformatted text in Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac?

iWork provides the keyboard shortcut Cmd-Option-Shift-V to paste text without it's original formatting. How can I get this or a similar shortcut key for Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac?
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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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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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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 to text to an iPod

(Sorry about the title, I had trouble figuring out what to name it). Anyway, a few days ago, someone asked me if they could text me. I readily agreed but then discovered that they couldn't because if ...
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how to Quick Look text files with custom file extensions in Finder

When I have .txt files or .py files, I can Quick Look those files in Finder. I have .jl files that are codes written in the Julia Language. Of course they are text files. They will open in a text ...
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concatenate text files in multiple folders

I have hundreds of folders with a few text files in each folder. I'm trying to concatenate the files of each folder into a single text file. One file for each folder. Ideally, the concatenated ...
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How to open a file as plain text in TextEdit?

I have a *.rtf file which I want to open as plain text. How can I do this?
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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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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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Searching Contacts in iOS

It seems that you can only search for a name or a company name in iOS's Contacts app. You can't search for an address, a zip, a note or any text outside of those fields. The same holds true for ...
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Select text-replacement without adding a space?

I have set up Lion text replacement to replace a three-letter short-code with my full email address. It works great, and I recommend you all do it. :-) But - in order to confirm the auto-replacement, ...
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Why do text on some websites appear scrambled in Safari?

Safari has started display scrambled text on some websites. This only happens on certain site and in Safari. I've also noticed that the problem may appear in certain spots on the website, like the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Editing track names in iTunes made difficult by invisibility of text

I use iTunes 12.1 on OSX 10.10.3. This has been bugging me for a while but crops up rarely enough not to google it for some time. The issue is that when I click twice on a track in order to edit the ...
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How do you text people from your number and not from your Apple ID email? [duplicate]

I've recently went to an Apple store and the guy reset all my settings. Lately, whenever I text people with iPhones, they tell me that I don't text from my number anymore, but from my Apple ID email. ...
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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 ...