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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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PowerPointing a Duo

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PowerPointing a Duo -- Andrew Nielsen reports, "We've discovered a problem with the Duo 230 and Microsoft PowerPoint 3.0, which rampantly crashes the Duo when launched. A bit unpleasant, although Microsoft says there's a patch on the way."

Information from:
Andrew D. Nielsen -- anielsen@uniwa.uwa.edu.au

 

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