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Avoid Naming Pear Note Files

If you create a lot of documents, coming up with a name for them can sometimes be a hassle. This is especially true now that search is becoming a more prevalent way to find documents. Pear Note provides a way to have the application automatically generate a filename so you can avoid this hassle. To use this:

  1. Open Saving under Pear Note's preferences.
  2. Select a default save location.
  3. Select a default save name template (Pear Note's help documents all the fields that can be automatically filled in).
  4. Check the box stating that Command-S saves without prompting.
  5. If you decide you want to name a particular note later, just use Save As... instead.

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CE Software is offering a special upgrade deal to registered users of QuicKeys who are members of the online community. They can tell if you're an electronic denizen because you can only send in this upgrade via electronic mail. If you are on America Online, you can send the completed form to the address CESoftware, and if you are on the Internet, you should send it to <> (the angle brackets are merely for decoration - don't include them in the address).

Tom will return a one-line reply within two working days, so you will know if you have gotten through (and don't send multiple messages to the different addresses). If you are definitely unable to reach the UUNET address, <> should work, but is not preferred. Do note that CE has turned off access to their AppleLink account from the Internet due to the $0.50 charge for each message. Please do NOT send any upgrade forms to TidBITS. I may or may not reply, but I will definitely not forward your order to CE.


  • Complete all questions on this form and mail it to CE Software at CESoftware on AOL or <> no later than 15-Jun-92 (so be quick!). Orders received after that date will not be processed.

  • All items must be filled out to process your order.

  • Please send a separate form for each copy of QuicKeys you have registered and wish to upgrade.

  • This offer is only available via online services. No mail-in or telephone orders will be accepted for this special offer.

  • You must be a registered owner of QuicKeys to take advantage of this special offer.

 Shipping Information
 1) Your Name:
 2) Company Name:
 3) Street Address:
 4) City:
 5) State/Province:
 6) Zip/Postal Code:
 7) Country:
 8) Daytime Telephone:
 Product Information
 9) Serial Number:
     (located on the white sticker on the back of your original
 10) Is the software registered in your name or the company name?
 11) Is your current QuicKeys version 1.x, 2.0, 2.1, or 2.1.1?
 Pricing Information (discounted prices are listed)
     Upgrade price for registered owners of version 1.x is $44.00.
     Upgrade price for registered owners of version 2.x is $25.00.
     Shipping and handling is included with all U.S. orders.
     Canadian orders must add $5 for shipping costs.
     Non-Canadian international orders must add $15 for Air Mail
 12) The price of your upgrade (with shipping if applicable) is:
 13)     Add Sales Tax for shipping addresses in IA, CA, and VA:
 14)          The total amount to appear on your credit card is: $
 15) Use your American Express, Visa, or MasterCard (choose one)?
 16) Credit Card Number:
 17) Expiration date:
 18) Name as it appears on the card:
   Thank you for ordering your QuicKeys upgrade! Your credit card
   will not be charged until your order is shipped. Orders will begin
   shipping in early June.

Information from:
Tim Hillson --


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
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