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Enabling Auto Spelling Correction in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, the automatic spelling correction in applications is not usually activated by default. To turn it on, make sure the cursor's insertion point is somewhere where text can be entered, and either choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically or, if the Edit menu's submenu doesn't have what you need, Control-click where you're typing and choose Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically from the contextual menu that appears. The latter approach is particularly likely to be necessary in Safari and other WebKit-based applications, like Mailplane.

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Adobe Reader Working Reference -- A TidBITS Talk reader looks for help with Adobe Reader. (2 messages)


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AppleWorks Replacement -- Apple may have long ago abandoned AppleWorks, but the software still gets plenty of use. As a reader faces the future, what software can replace the stalwart, and how can he maintain the capability to open old AppleWorks files? (37 messages)


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Google, Firefox & MacBook Pro -- Odd cookie-assigning behavior in Firefox seems to be the fault of Google, not the browser. (2 messages)


Goose Your Network to Gigabit Ethernet -- Adam's article on upgrading his Ethernet network leads to talk of cabling (and prices) and preparing for future networking. (10 messages)

 

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