Using Snow Leopard’s built-in text snippets in Mail.app

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  1. macrumors bot

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    Link: Using Snow Leopard’s built-in text snippets in Mail.app
    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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  2. macrumors 68030

    Analog Kid

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    Are these substitutions (emdash, 1/4, etc) standard enough across platforms? Will email sent to a Windows user come out gibberish?
     
  3. macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    If the recipient system understands Unicode, then there shouldn't be any problems.
     

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