Using Snow Leopard’s built-in text snippets in

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Tips and How To's
    Link: Using Snow Leopard’s built-in text snippets in
    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, 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

    Mar 4, 2003
    Are these substitutions (emdash, 1/4, etc) standard enough across platforms? Will email sent to a Windows user come out gibberish?
  3. macrumors G4


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    If the recipient system understands Unicode, then there shouldn't be any problems.

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