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MacBytes
Nov 14, 2009, 10:52 AM
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Link: Using Snow Leopard’s built-in text snippets in Mail.app (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20091114115255)
Description:: Not many people know that Snow Leopard now offers a system-wide “text substitution” feature that does the same job as fancy snippets managers like TextExpander.

It doesn’t work in all apps (like, sadly, TextMate), but it works in mail.app, although it is turned off by default.

To turn it on, you need to open a new Compose window in Mail. Then select the Substitutions option from the Edit menu.

The “Show Substitutions” option opens a dialogue with all the options....

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Analog Kid
Nov 14, 2009, 05:21 PM
Are these substitutions (emdash, 1/4, etc) standard enough across platforms? Will email sent to a Windows user come out gibberish?

wrldwzrd89
Nov 14, 2009, 05:50 PM
Are these substitutions (emdash, 1/4, etc) standard enough across platforms? Will email sent to a Windows user come out gibberish?
If the recipient system understands Unicode, then there shouldn't be any problems.