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OS X Mountain Lion: Peachpit Learning Series by Lynn Beighley

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Lesson 14. Common Tools in OS X Applications

Goals

Learn to use the tools that all Apple applications share

Dictation

Spell checker and grammar checker

Fonts panel

Data Detector

Colors panel

Speech

Preview a page before printing

Dictionary

Share Sheets

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 of these Apple tools, so look for them—they will make your computing life easier and more fun. ...

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