Chapter 15

Words and Letters

In This Chapter

arrow Processing words with TextEdit

arrow Finding out all about OS X fonts

arrow Managing fonts with Font Book


As I discuss in previous chapters, your Mac is well equipped for creating and managing media — music, movies, and photos — but your Mac is also ready to handle more common tasks, such as typing a letter or writing an essay.

I think it’s fair to say that the TextEdit application is all that many users will ever need for writing letters or essays.

tip If you need more control over your pages, try Pages from Apple, which is a free Mac App Store download for Macs sold since late 2013, or it is available in the Mac App Store for $19.99.

Furthermore, OS X comes with a wide variety of fonts (sometimes called typefaces) plus a handy little app called Font Book for managing those fonts. Fonts allow you to change how text looks on the screen and the printed page.

In this chapter, you look at the OS X text composition and editing program — TextEdit — and then ...

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