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You can use OptionShift⌘-V to paste and match the current style. This removes all previous formatting, links, etc. If you would like to make this the default action when pressing ⌘V, open System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts, and select Application Shortcuts from the list on the left. Then, hit + to make a new shortcut, select ...


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You can do this in System Preferences in the Text tab of the Language & Text pane: You can toggle on/off the built-in replacements, as well as create ones of your own.


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The Speech Synthesis Programming Guide describes the embedded speech commands that you can use to adjust how the speech synthesis engines process your input text. The [[inpt PHON]] command enables the use of phonemes and phoneme modifiers. For example, the following text includes a phonemic version of your chosen word (select the text, Control-click, and ...


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iconv is definitively the tool of choice here: iconv -f MACROMAN -t UTF-8 your-roman-encoded-file.txt > utf-8-encoded-file.txt Run iconv --list to see a list of all supported encodings.


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I use Marked to process text files to pdf routinely. No matter what editor you use, Marked will open and re-save a PDF generated from the plain text input by opening and re-saving the file. It also saves to HTML or RDF output from markdown. In reality, any program that renders markdown could print to PDF using OS X core services (File -> Print -> PDF -> ...


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You could use launchd. launchd lets you manage daemons and agents according to certain conditions. What are daemons and agents? From man launchd: A "daemon" is, by definition, a system-wide service of which there is one instance for all clients. An "agent" is a service that runs on a per-user basis. Daemons should not attempt to display UI ...


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Format → Wrap to Page or Shift+⌘+W


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Safari Highlight URL in the address bar Press ⌥ and then ↩ to download. Chrome File -> Save As No options appear as to what the downloaded format is. For a plain .txt file it will be a simple text file.


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iMessage can also register email address (like your Apple ID), that's how it works on iPad and iPod Touch. So it's completely normal to be able to send iMessages with an SIM-free iPhone. As long as you are connected to a WiFi network.


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I came up with an entirely different suggestion. Turn off the automatic smart quotes altogether, and learn to type them manually instead. On the U.S. standard keyboard layout: Open printer's quote “ can be typed manually by Option-[. Close printer's quote ” can be typed manually by Shift-Option-[. Open printer's apostrophe ‘ can be typed manually by ...


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Your brother's Apple ID probably still has his phone number associated with it for iMessage. The smoothest way to deal with this is to have him disassociate his phone number from his Apple ID. Apple has a self-service web site that explains how to accomplish this: https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage If that doesn't work, this older KB ...


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Turns out this feature has to be enabled now. After I posted my screenshot I noticed the "Service Preferences..." menu item and clicked it. Click that menu item, scroll down to where it says "Text" and tick the box that says "Summarize".


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This is a known issue with iMessage. In your case, what has happened is that the SIM was registered on Apple's servers as capable of accepting iMessages. When your friend swapped phones, they likely kept the same SIM card. So now their old iPhone (bound to Apple's servers by its UUID) and the SIM card (bound by its own ID) are both registered with Apple to ...


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This is something I wish iOS5 had. Alas, it does not - however if it fails to send as iMessage with send as SMS disabled, it will allow you to tap / hold (I forget which) and specify to send as text. The main caveat to this, though, is that it doesn't 'alert' you per-se.


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I had a google, and found this for background reading. Unlike email, which has the potential to be abused without your consent merely by opening a message, there is no risk attached to simply viewing such messages provided they are received over the SMS network. They may contain links that you do not want to visit, but they cannot visit those links for you ...


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The Lion build of less indeed comes with the lesskey feature disabled, as can be seen by the customized defines.h it is being built with (line #define USERFILE 0). This doesn't mean it's broken, just that someone decided to customize the build and disable this feature for whatever reason. Sadly they neglected to update the man page, which is why it's still ...


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If you use Google Docs, it has OCR built in. When you're uploading something, just check the Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documentsoption. You can download Google Docs files as whatever format you want.


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The solution is to create an afm version of the font you want to use which is American-typewriter for the enscript program to create with. What you need to do is grab a copy of the AmericanTypewriter font. Which is located at /Library/Fonts/AmericanTypewriter.ttc Next obtain and run the program ttf2pt1. Copy the output file that you can name atw.afm to ...


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Safari's reading list and iCloud works well to synchronize a list of URL between Macs and iOS devices. The Simplenote app and web app work well to let all your devices keep track of text documents. You only need to pay for the latter if you want enhanced features or avoid the advertisements that are minimal and generally very tasteful.


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Well it is a bit of a heavy handed solution, but if you were to go into Settings -> Messages and set iMessage to off, then all of your outbound messages would be sent as regular old SMS. Your friend would get them then.


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iWork '09 apps don't seem to have an Edit > Substitutions menu, but in ones that do you can set up a custom shortcut for toggling the Smart Quotes item:


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What if you want to select 78 here (after having pressed ⇧↑)? Or if you want to select both 12 and 78, on Windows you couldn't press shift+home and shift+end. Methods like moveToEndOfLineAndModifySelection: are unanchored in most applications, which means that they always extend selections. They are actually anchored in Xcode, TextMate, Sublime Text, and ...


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I had the same issue after upgrade to 10.8, had some old emails sitting open that I had minimized, closed all of them and then quit Mail. After restarting the issue went away, had previously tried to quit/restart/change layout with no luck.


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Another way to convert non-ASCII characters to ASCII variants is to use iconv -t ASCII//TRANSLIT: $ echo ‘’“”–—…äé | iconv -t ASCII//TRANSLIT ''""--..."a'e ASCII//IGNORE would remove non-ASCII characters, but you can also do that with for example tr -dc '\0-\177'.


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I'm one of the developers for Decipher TextMessage, a program that will help you print your iPhone text messages. I've gotten feedback from many of our customers who use the software for that exact purpose, so I've spent some time adding features to help support using our printouts for court cases. There's a plain-text printout export as well as a fancier ...


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UPDATE: well, perhaps I should have tried first, but in a test I just made, if I actually run the zip command in Terminal, then the produced archive does correctly label text files as such, as reported by zipinfo. If however I select the files in a Finder window and select the command in the Finder File menu to create an archive, then the said text files are ...


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In your Settings go to Messages> Send & Receive and you should be able to set your preferences from there. Go to the "Start New Conversations From:" section and set your phone number to be the default.



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