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anything relating to text, including text editors such as TextEdit

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Make all occurrences of string superscript

I'm currently using Pages to write a rather long essay and have run into an annoying problem I can't seem to find the answer to. I have included a bibliography in my document and have referenced the ...
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Preview.app uses large font size regardless of settings

macOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Preview Version 10.1 (944.6.16) Preview.app fails to adjust the font size of text entered in PDF text fields appropriately to the ...
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New MBP: Difficulties selecting text

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports), running Sierra 10.12.3. I am often having difficulties selecting some text, for example for copying it. This applies to all ...
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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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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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Can I extract plain text subtitles from Netflix when playing in Safari?

I want to select text in subtitle when playing video for learning English. For example, when i playing video, i have a new word in subtitle, i select and translate it. macOS 10.14 and Safari Netflix ...
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iOS: Type occasional straight quotes with smart quotes turned on

The question Type straight quotes (",') when smart quotes is turned on answers this quite well for macOS, but the solution (using a text replacement with the straight quote as the replacement ...
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How do I get my MacBook to stop sending iMessages to non-Apple devices?

This behavior just started randomly today, with no discernible connection to an iOS update. Though it was around the time I began to sync my iMessages to the cloud. Using my MacBook iMessage, which ...
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Text to PDF without losing/destroying the set tabs

I tried to print out a huge text file to a PDF file (DIN A4 landscape or A3 landscape). Unfortunately, every way I try, I always lose the formatting of the tabs I used for tabbing some tables with the ...
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macOS text substitutions: How do I distinguish lowercase and uppercase characters

When using the keyboard shortcuts functionality in macOS (i.e. substitution of a sequence of characters to another sequence of characters), I see that it's randomly detecting the uppercase vs. ...
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What file types does Finder search the *content* of?

I noticed that the Search bar in Finder not only searches the filenames, but also the contents of some types of files. It appears that the search includes the content of all text files, and even some ...
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How can I correct the fact that text highlight colour different from item selection colour, in OSX and macOS since 2002?

Is there a workaround or solution for the fact that Apple have made text highlight colour, in e.g. TextEdit and Preview (pdf with text) different from the colour used to highlight items in e.g. Finder ...
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Can an AppleScript Service discern if selected text is editable?

I have an Automator Service entitled "Calculator" that is comprised of a single "Run AppleScript" action. It takes the selected text and then performs a calculation on this input text. If the ...
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AppleScript or Safari add-on to highlight text

I have some variable that I would like to highlight in Safari. I was thinking AppleScript, but I can use something else otherwise. I'm using a Chrome plug-in which does the same, any idea how to do ...
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text alignment shortcut RTL and LTR

When in text box in any application, such as search text boxes, address fields in Finder and Safari, or even inside sites such as Google's search text box: I use cmd + space to switch the language ...
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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 can I send “text messages” from iPhone to Android with an email (not cellular) as the address?

Is there any way that would allow me to send a text message from my iPhone to someone who has an android phone. The person who has the android phone and doesn’t have a phone number but has an email ...
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When using equations in Pages, how can I make the square roots less “tall”?

I'm writing in Pages and have embedded or in-line equations. At some point Pages is not the tool and I'll have to learn how to use TeX or LaTeX perhaps, but for right now: will the square root always ...
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Xcode - save all errors and warnings to file?

Is there any way to save all errors and warnings generated by Xcode to a target text file? My current way of doing this is by copy-pasting and indenting every single error and warning, but that is ...
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Applescript to chop specific text out of a text file and paste it to notes file

I have created a text file from a pdf using automator. I am now trying to copy two separate slices of this file and paste them to a Notes file. Here is a sample file: A lot of text above...............
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How do I turn on / off 'text to fit' in Keynote 9.2

Driving me crazy - Text to fit doesn't show on the presentation I am creating, but does show when I open a apples template slides (under - Inspector - Format - Text - Layout - Under text inset tick ...
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Where can I find a reference for Apple's extensions to RTF format?

I was inspecting an RTFD file and I noticed it contained several Apple-specific directives. Where can I find a reference or explanation for all of these directives? Examples: \appleattachmentpadding0 ...
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Some sites show illegible numbers after Catalina upgrade

After upgrading to Catalina I noticed that some sites were showing this weird text. It looks like the site is showing characters that are not supported by the font, but this is not just one site, it ...
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precision regarding timestamp of sent text message on iphone

Is the timestamp of a sent text message on iphone is the timestamp of when the user sent it from his phone (pressed the send button), or the timestamp of when it was acknowledged/received by a cell ...
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Way to read multiple text files in order using TTS?

I organize many text files by tags using the Finder tag system. Sometimes I want to have my Mac speak all of these files by some tag(s). Is there an easier way of going into each text file and ...
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Windows users can see a strange letter (a white dot on black background) on text originally typed on a MacBook

I and my colleagues happened to see a strange letter appearing randomly in texts typed by another colleague who uses a MacBook and with the "Simple Telex" input method used for their keyboard setting. ...
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iPhone: Cannot call or send SMS to a specific DDI/DID number

At some point (perhaps after an upgrade), one particular iPhone stopped being able to voice call or send SMS to another number using PSTN. Functionality was OK using data, it affected only dialling ...
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Keyboard acts strangely when using Chrome with certain web apps

When I use Chrome to type text in Dropbox Paper, Wordpress Custom CSS or Facebook, the keyboard acts strangely. When I want to remove a character, two characters get removed instead of one, and when I ...
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How to exchange simple text files with Messages, WhatsApp with any recipient

I often have to send simple text files to recipients working on Mac, iPhone, PC running Linux, Windows, mobile running Android. These files are slightly formatted (just tabs and returns) to be easily ...
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iMessage not showing contacts' phone #s when texting- only their emails

I am using iOS 12.0.1 on an iphone 7. In iMessage, when I type in a contact name in "to," the person's email address will appear, and the phone number will NOT appear. iPhone will only give me the ...
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IPhone app that allows search for string inside .js,.html files?

Is there any app that allows me search for string inside huge list of .js,.html,.php files without opening individual files?I have tried an app called Documents to no avail. (Just like Search for ...
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UTF-8 glyphs are too small

I have been setting up my new terminal on both of my MacBooks Pro and I noticed that UTF-8 glyphs are way smaller on one of them. This holds true in every application and I can't find the setting that ...
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Change right-click settings to highlight more than just 1 word

I am trying to change the default settings for right-clicking text in macOS. By default, the word that is being hovered over is selected/highlighted and the contextual menu appears, however, I would ...
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iphone wont send imessage to another iphone - sends as sms

My dad has an iPhone 4. He has his iMessage and group messaging turned on, but when I use iMessage to message him and my mom (who also has an iPhone, as do I), the messages that I send only go through ...
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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 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. ...
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How do I get my iPhone's entire text history, accessible from my computer?

I did this successfully some time ago by (i believe) finding the place where they were all stored in my iPhone backups and using an application to read the files. They were all there, in one place -- ...
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What can edit an .ai files TEXT layer (besides Illustrator)?

so, i have CS6 on Mac (OS Mavericks). my Mac took a nose dive recently. long story super short... i have a new mac & re-installed my CS6 on it. but, in order to launch Illustrator, it requires ...
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How could I show floating text?

What would be a simple way to show some text "floating in space" on osx. The text should have a transparent background and I want to pick a color, a font, and some message (with newlines maybe) with ...
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How can I “zoom out” while viewing a text file on an iPhone?

On my new iPhone 4, plain text files display at a width of 38 columns. Rows with more than 38 characters are wrapped. I want to view text files containing prose formatted with widths of 70 or 80 ...
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Can I find and replace Core Text/Cocoa text strings in any application?

My scenario: I use an app called Antetype for UI design. Antetype uses OS X-native technologies for text rendering (it uses the system-standard text palette). Antetype does not have a find and ...
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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).
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How to type superscript in iMovie?

I want to type superscript in iMovie to indicate a large number (like 10^50). I don't know how to do this if there's a way, so can someone please help? thanks.
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imessage going to receivers messanger or computer, not their phone

A couple of months ago my friend told me the text messages from my iPhone were going sometimes to her messenger and sometimes to her phone. I thought perhaps it was a technical issue on her part and ...
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iPhone shortcuts speak to text

I’m trying to understand the iPhone shortcuts and play around with it. Right now I’m using script speak text but I changed the rate and pitch. When I’m testing, the shortcut sounds as I set it up, but ...
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Can print graphics, but no text to Canon printer

This has stumped me. Printing was working normally before. I wrote a document in Pages with text, and one horizontal divider line. I printed it, and only the line printed. After that point, I could ...
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iPhone: turning off default text tone also turns off contact text tones

I used to be able to turn the default text message tone to none and set the text tone for specific contacts so that I'd only hear texts from my contacts. This no longer seems to work. Turning off the ...
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IOS 14 - I stopped receiving text notifications while I’m on a phone call. How do I get that notification back

IOS 14 - I stopped receiving text notifications while on a phone call. How do I get the text notifications back?
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Change Function of Command+Delete when Editing text in Catalina

In Catalina, when editing text hitting command+delete appears to delete the entire line, and option+delete will delete a single word. I would basically like to swap these, making command delete simply ...
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Is there a way to convert an audio to text using terminal?

I have 2000 audio files named as audio1.wav, audio2.wav, etc. Each file contains one or two words like "house", "car", "beach house", etc. Is there a way to read the ...