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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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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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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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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Can't send text to only 1 contact on iPhone 4S

Can call friend and he can call and text me, but I can't text him. I get the following message on my iphone 4S:+1(1)(216)116-11 8061092 Error Invalid Number. Please re-send using a valid 10 digit ...
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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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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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How to have arrows for moving the cursor right and left when writing text on iPad?

On an iPhone, I was writing text. Among the keys, I have seen arrows for moving the cursor right and left. How can I have these keys on iPad ? These would be very useful. Why aren't these keys ...
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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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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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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 QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions?

A similar question was asked here but the answer refers to something called QL Stephen, which only claims to preview files with no extension. I need something that will show previews of files with ...
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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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Whispersync-like experience for PDF or TXT files?

When I start reading a PDF or TXT on my Mac and continue reading it on my iPhone, I have to waste time looking for exact place where I stopped reading on my Mac before continuing to read on my iPhone. ...
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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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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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“Ghost text” in terminal, Yosemite + TotalTerminal (formerly Visor)

There's "ghostet text" in my terminal (see screenshot), and I'm hoping someone knows how to fix this… Turning background transpareny off fixes the problem, but it's not a solution which I'm a fan ...
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Autocomplete for MacOS

What applications can add a general autocomplete feature to all text fields in MacOS? There're text expanders, like the built-in one and TextExpander, but they don't suggest things while typing and ...
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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 iCloud 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I zoom in TextEdit?

I am given documents from various different sources in various different formats to work with. I use TextEdit to read and make small edits to them. TextEdit can read and edit all of the formats I ...
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How can I download plain .txt files in Safari/Chrome?

Some data formats will not be automatically downloaded by Safari/Chrome. Usually there are other options: .jpg → right-click will show a dialog with an option download .pdf → when you ...
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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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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 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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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).