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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: Insider Software Winner -- Congratulations to David Graham of grahams.net, whose entry was chosen randomly in our fourth DealBITS drawing and who will be receiving a boxed copy of FontAgent Pro from Insider Software. Don't despair if we didn't pick your entry, since Insider Software is offering a 20 percent discount on FontAgent Pro for all TidBITS readers, bringing the price down to $80. The discount is good through 12-Jan-04 via the second link below. Thanks to the 525 people who entered, and keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings. [ACE]

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