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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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We'd like to congratulate John Norstad, author of Disinfectant and NewsWatcher among others, for his John J. Anderson Distinguished Achievement Award from MacUser. Check out pages 84 and 85 of the Mar-94 MacUser for the picture and blurb. We hope others will make equally high-quality software available to the Macintosh community. And of course, we're waiting with bated breath for the next version of NewsWatcher. Thanks, John! If you want to check out a nicely-formatted collection of John's software on the World-Wide Web via NCSA Mosaic, here's the URL.

http://www.astro.nwu.edu/lentz/mac/jlnstuff

 

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