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Avoid Simple Typos

If, like me, you find yourself typing 2911 in place of 2011 entirely too often, you can have Mac OS X (either Lion or Snow Leopard) fix such typos for you automatically. Just open the Language & Text pane of System Preferences, click the Text button at the top, and then add a text substitution by clicking the + button underneath the list. It won't work everywhere (for that you'll want a utility like Smile's TextExpander), but it should work in applications like Pages and TextEdit, and in Save dialog boxes.

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FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13.0.2

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FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced have been updated to version 13.0.2, with a slew of tweaks and bug fixes to the powerful database products. The update adds a “Preserve external container storage” option to skip re-importing external container storage, extends the functionality of the FMP URL protocol, removes the 2048 character limit from the XML import text fields, and addresses an issue where characters from condensed and expanded fonts were not placed in their correct locations, among a variety of other issues. ($299/$549 new, free update, 571.1 MB, release notes)


 

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Comments about FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13.0.2

Rob Russell  2014-04-10 16:19
Something not mentioned is a significant speed increase in opening files over a network. I have some complex solutions opening in less than half the time as 13.0v1 and faster than I remember in 12!