The built in text editor with Mac OS X. It started on NEXTSTEP, and was then included as a replacement to SimpleText when Mac OS X shipped. The project is also open source.

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TextEdit keeps duplicating my text file and adding a strange extension

A lot of the time, when I open a file in TextEdit, such as test.txt, it will create another file test.txt.sb-d7bff531-E4qLT8 in the same directory. Why does it do this?
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Are there keyborad shortcuts to MOVE paragraphs up or down while editing text?

Microsoft Word on windows has this really handy feature where you can MOVE the current paragraph up or down. I think you type alt-ctrl-up or alt-ctrl-down, though I don't have a windows pc in front ...
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Prevent TextEdit from opening for unknown file types that are plain text

TextEdit is used by the system so it can't be removed, but I have another text editor I use and it causes confusion when text files that don't have a suffix or don't have a suffix which I've already ...
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Converting .rtf to .doc/.dox with a service

I like to write in rich text with textedit and then do more complicated formatting tasks with Pages 5.0. However, Pages doesn't open rich text. To get the text into pages I either have to copy and ...
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But every time I try to edit the file, it's locked and I can't save my changes

it says i don't have permission but my name is in the permissions box. i have a huge book project i am almost finished with and have to copy and past the file into word or another program on Mac but ...
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Is Pinch To Zoom in TextEdit feature available in Lion?

In Mountain Lion it is now possible Pinch To Zoom in files within TextEdit. I think this is a new feature in Mountain Lion. I'd like to know whether it is available in Lion?
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TextEdit print to pdf failure in RemoteViewServices

I just started getting "error while printing" printing to a pdf from textedit (i.e. Print > PDF > Save as PDF ...). This has worked in the past (for years), though a web search indicates it's a ...
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TextEdit hangs when trying to reopen documents. Can I recover all documents except the one causing problems?

I was using TextEdit with a number of unsaved documents open. I then attempted to paste an unreasonably large RTF table into a new document. After watching TextEdit beachball for about 5 minutes, I ...
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How can I get all my open TextEdit documents back?

I have a bad habit of having zillions of open documents in TextEdit, containing brief notes that I've made. Most of these are unsaved, so they have titles like "Untitled 67". Usually this isn't a ...
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iPhoto, Textedit, iCal and Preview problems - Keeps crashing when launched

im having issues with my mac i dont know whats causing this problem. whenever im going launch iCal it crashes same goes with TextEdit and preview too. iPhoto has issues too if launched, it it keeps on ...