Lesson 13. Common Tools in OS X Applications

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Goals

Learn to use the tools that all Apple applications share:

Spell checker and grammar checker

Fonts panel

Special characters

Data detector

Colors panel

Speech

Preview a page before printing

Dictionary

Every Apple application that comes on your Mac uses certain tools—the spelling and grammar checker, the Colors panel, the Fonts panel, the Dictionary, and a few others. Rather than tell you how to use each one within a certain application, included here are explanations of how to use each tool regardless of which application you’re using it in.

Many applications from other vendors also take advantage ...

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