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Using Mac OS X Snow Leopard by Yvonne Johnson

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10. Using TextEdit

This chapter gives you enough information about using TextEdit that you may not need any other word processing program.

Chances are, if you’ve been using any kind of computer for any length of time, you are familiar with Microsoft Word. For years, it has been the universally accepted standard in word processing software. All other word processing programs must be compatible with it to survive, and Mac’s word processing application, TextEdit, is no exception.

TextEdit is a cross between the old text-editing window that programmers used to use and a scaled-down version of a sophisticated word processing application. If you were thrown into TextEdit for the very first time with no instruction whatsoever, I’m confident you could ...

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