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Find Next Without Using the Find Dialog in Word 2008

Rarely do you want to find just one instance of a word or phrase in Word. Instead of trying to keep Word 2008's Find and Replace dialog showing while searching, which can be awkward on a small screen, try the Next Find control. After you've found the term you're looking for once, click the downward-pointing double arrow button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar to find the next instance of your search term. The upward-pointing double arrow finds the previous instance, which is way easier than switching to Current Document Up in the expanded Find and Replace dialog.

 
 

TextExpander 4.0.1

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Smile has released TextExpander 4.0.1, a maintenance follow-up for the recently updated typing shortcut utility with a modicum of fixes and improvements. The release restores transparency to menu bar icon, makes the checkbox label clickable for optional section fill-ins, and updates its help section for Japanese and Italian localizations. Additionally, equality abbreviations in the Symbol group now end with two equal signs (such as “>==”). It’s rounded out by many other unnamed minor fixes and improvements. ($34.95 new with a 20-percent discount for TidBITS members, $15 upgrade (free for purchases after 15 January 2012), free update, 8.5 MB)

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Put more effort into creative thought and less into repetitive typing with TextExpander 4, the award-winning text expansion utility from Smile. Whether you want to type faster or you already use TextExpander but want to harness its power more fully, let author Michael Cohen help you save time and lead you to typing nirvana.

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>
 

Comments about TextExpander 4.0.1
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robert blunt  2012-08-10 00:05
HI there. The other day on Mac Break Weekly, Leo was doing an add for Smile software regarding Textexpander. He mentioned that TidBits had made some great snippets that can be shared . Is this true? If so how can I get some Thanks.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-08-10 09:18
I suspect Leo was talking about the TidBITS AutoCorrect Dictionary, which is available within TextExpander as a predefined group. Choose File > Add Predefined Group... and select it.

Here's where that dictionary comes from.

http://tidbits.com/article/6103
robert blunt  2012-08-10 19:58
Thanks Adam. I'll check it out. I hope to see you on Mac Break Weekly in the near future.