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OS X Mountain Lion: Peachpit Learning Series by Lynn Beighley

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Lesson 4. TextEdit for Word Processing

Goals

Find and replace words or phrases

Create favorite styles for quick formatting

Take advantage of the “Complete” feature

Turn on typographer’s quotes

Become familiar with tabs and indents

Create lists and simple tables

Create live web or email links

Select noncontiguous text

Print page numbers

Learn how to open Microsoft Word documents and save TextEdit files as Word docs

TextEdit is a small yet surprisingly powerful word processor. Use it to write memos, letters, diaries, novels, grocery lists, memoirs, or any other text document. You can create simple tables and automatically numbered or bulleted lists, add shadows to type, insert images, search and replace text, and more. But it’s not a full-blown ...

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