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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: FMChecker Winners -- Congratulations to Adrian Smith of, Sassan Tabrizi of, Michael J Rath of, Murray Sihvon of, and Russ Cusimano of, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of's FMChecker. Everyone else who entered received a 20 percent discount off the purchase price of FMChecker. Thanks to the 239 people who entered, and keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings! [ACE]



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