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Create TextExpander Snippets on the Fly

Make new snippets really quickly! First, set a hotkey combination for making new snippets:

  1. Go to TextExpander > Preferences > Hotkeys.
  2. Click the "Click to Set Hotkey" button next to "Create Snippet from Clipboard."
  3. Press a hotkey combination when prompted.

Once you have your hotkey, use it to make snippets with these steps:

  1. Copy desired snippet text to the clipboard.
  2. Press your hotkey combination. A window opens with your snippet's content filled in.
  3. Add an abbreviation to your snippet.
  4. Click Done.

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Microsoft Patch Helps Word & PowerPoint

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Web Companion 5.0v5 Available

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ATM Light 4.6 Adds OpenType

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PowerMail 3.0.4 Available

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Correction: IE 5.5b1 Not on MacHack CD

Correction: IE 5.5b1 Not on MacHack CD -- I screwed up! Contrary to what I said in "The MacHax Best Hack Contest 2000 Winners" in TidBITS-537, Internet Explorer 5.5b1 (the hack entry from the Microsoft Internet Explorer team) is not on the MacHack CD-ROM that's available for saleShow full article

Poll Results: What A Tangled Web We Weave

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Poll Preview: I Go, You Go, We All Go Expo

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TidBITS Translators Needed!

Over half of Apple's sales come from countries other than the United States, and we at TidBITS try to accommodate the international arms of the Macintosh community through a variety of translationsShow full article

Macworld NYC 2000 Events

Ah, summer (at least in this hemisphere), when a Mac geek's thoughts turn to testing AirPort wireless networks outside, and to Macworld Expo in New YorkShow full article

Inspiration 6 More Inspiring - To Kids

Inspiration Software recently shipped Inspiration 6; TidBITS readers may recall from my reviews of Inspiration 4 and 5 that this program is an outliner sporting a diagram view, where each item of the outline can be accompanied by a picture, and lines with arrows and labels can run from one item to another. For a complete list of the changes in version 6, consult the Inspiration Web siteShow full article

Hacking the Press, Part 1: Why Bother?

The last two years that I've attended the MacHack developers conference, I've also participated as a speaker. I've done this in large part because the attitude that permeates the conference is one of sharing knowledge, and although I can't contribute a line of code to a hack, I can explain to developers how the press works and how developers can better interact with the press, for the benefit of everyone via improved reportingShow full article

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