BIG text on the screen

MrSmith

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Nov 27, 2003
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Hi y'all

There's a method for showing a word or a telephone number, etc., in big letters across the screen (so someone on the other side of the room can see it). Does anyone know the keystroke? Or is it from an application? I read it a long time ago in The Missing Manual but can't see it now. I don't mean the Universal Access zoom function, BTW.

Thanks
 

jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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What you might be thinking of is in Address Book. Right click on any number and choose "Large Type".
 

gekko513

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Oct 16, 2003
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That's cool. That 'trick' reminds me why it's worth the while to hang around reading macrumors.
 

MrSmith

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Yes, that was it. Shame, I thought it was for text. Thanks.
 

Lixivial

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jsw said:
What you might be thinking of is in Address Book. Right click on any number and choose "Large Type".
Wow. That's so incredibly subtle and handy that I'd never have thought about the reasonings behind it.

Amazing that someone'd take the time to consider that when designing Address Book. Love it.
 

Simon Liquid

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Jul 4, 2001
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More versatile, using Quicksilver.

In Quicksilver, you can do this with any text. Activate Quicksilver and hit the period. It will give you a text box to type or paste something in and then throws it on the screen plenty big. Pretty easy too, if you use Quicksilver anyway, just control-space then period and start typing.
 

MrSmith

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Simon Liquid said:
In Quicksilver, you can do this with any text. Activate Quicksilver and hit the period. It will give you a text box to type or paste something in and then throws it on the screen plenty big. Pretty easy too, if you use Quicksilver anyway, just control-space then period and start typing.
Excellent. Thanks a million.