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Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition by Keir Thomas

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Tip 383Supertip: Be a TextEdit Power User

As its name suggests, TextEdit started life as a simple text-editing application. However, it has grown into a fully fledged word processor to the extent where it’s good enough for light to moderate use. It can be found within the Applications list of Finder, and here are a few tips to help you get the very best out of it.

Type and Spell-Check Foreign Languages

This is less of a tip and more of an observation, although it’s worth knowing. If you start typing in a non-English language, TextEdit will automatically switch its spell-check dictionary to that language. Start typing in German, for example, and it will spot any errors in the German words you type. Right-clicking a misspelled word underlined ...

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