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New Documents in Snow Leopard's TextEdit

In the Snow Leopard version of TextEdit, you can now create a new document by Control-clicking TextEdit's Dock icon (when it's running), and choosing New Document from the pop-up menu. This isn't a major feature, of course, since you can also just press Command-N while in TextEdit, but consider Control-clicking other applications' Dock icons to see what functions they might make available.

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Dictionary DA With A Twist

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Microlytics Inc. has come up with the perfect desk accessory for folks who know perfectly well what they want to say but cannot think of the word. The dictionary allows you to type in definitions and then tells you what words you might be thinking of. InfoWorld reporter Yvonne Lee gave an example of a user entering the words "doctor" and "bones" to obtain the result "orthopedic surgeon." The desk accessory, called Inside Information, includes unusual ways to think about word relationships, allowing words to be viewed as members of seven main categories and numerous sub-categories, using horizontal boxing, outline, or branching tree formats. The $119 program includes 65,000 entries and is based upon Word Nerd technology from Xerox. The online system will be converted to paper form and published as a book from Random House in 1991.

Microlytics, Inc. -- 716/248-9150
Related articles:
InfoWorld -- 23-Apr-90, Vol. 12, #17, pg. 35
MacWEEK -- 16-Apr-90, Vol. 4, #16, pg. 12


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