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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/09-Jan-06

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Printing a list of messages in an Entourage folder? A reader wants to print just a list of email messages, not the messages themselves, and is rewarded with an AppleScript solution. (2 messages)

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Apple's Calculator vs. decimal places -- Calculator (the application, not the Dashboard widget) sometimes rounds decimal points incorrectly. But is it actually a feature instead of a bug? (11 messages)

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Word processor for a book -- Attempting to write an entire book in a single Microsoft Word file is an invitation for trouble. Find out what other word processors are recommended by TidBITS Talk readers. (7 messages)

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Cleaning up iPhoto Library -- iPhoto Buddy is nominated as a suggestion for taming a 5 GB iPhoto library. (2 messages)

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UMN Mapserver -- Readers offer advice on running a mapserver, plus some information about one of the companies involved. (3 messages)

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Super 8 Transfer -- What do you do with all those Super 8 movie rolls in storage? Several ideas emerge, ranging from re-shooting the projected movies to sending them out for professional digitizing. (7 messages)

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Firefox bookmark location -- After updating the Web browser Firefox to the latest version, a reader's bookmarks disappear. In addition to discovering where Firefox stores its bookmark file, other folks chime in with their various Firefox experiences. (7 messages)

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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
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>