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Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Panther Edition by David Pogue

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TextEdit

TextEdit: It’s not just for Read Me files anymore.

As always, TextEdit is a basic word processor—but it’s not nearly as basic as it used to be. You can create real documents with real formatting, using style sheets, colors, and customized line spacing, and—get this—even save the result as a Microsoft Word document. There’s even a multiple-level Undo command. If you had to, you could write a novel in TextEdit and it would look pretty decent.

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