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Access OpenType Font Features

OpenType fonts (.otf) often have special features, such as swashes and alternate characters, that are accessible in any app that uses the OS X font panel, including Pages and TextEdit. To access them, type and select your text, press Command-T to open the font panel, and then choose Typography from the Actions pop-up menu. That shows the Typography panel, where you can toggle available options for the font and characters you've selected.

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More Bells

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Nisus Details

Nisus 3.06 Paragon Concepts 990 Highland Dr., Suite 312 Solana Beach CA 92075 800/922-2993 619/481-1477 jon@weber.ucsd.edu 75300.1243@compuserve.com D0405@applelink.apple.com Price and Availability: -- Nisus is readily available from most mail order houses for approximately $250Show full article

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