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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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DealBITS Drawing: Business Card Composer

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When I think about creating business cards, two problems come to mind. Most annoying is the waste of hundreds of unused cards every time I change my phone number or address, all thanks to large minimum orders from most printing houses. Also perturbing is the effort of creating a decent-looking business card using traditional graphics software - I can do it, but it's more work than should be necessary. A solution to both of these problems comes from BeLight Software's Business Card Composer, an elegant Mac OS X program that helps you design attractive business cards and print them on standard business card stock in consumer inkjet printers.

<http://www.belightsoft.com/composer/>

In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win one of three electronic copies of Business Card Composer, each worth $40. Entrants who aren't among our three lucky winners will receive a discount on Business Card Composer. Enter at the DealBITS page linked below, and be sure to read and agree to the drawing rules on that page. Rest assured that all information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. One note: be careful with your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won.

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We'll announce the winner in next week's issue of TidBITS, and we'll also individually notify everyone who enters.

 

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