Yeah I don't have convert either, maybe it was a downloaded one that he was referring to? Honestly I have never ever even thought about using or exploring those menu services for some reason. Though they are kind of interesting, I still don't see myself using them often if ever.mkrishnan said:Ummmm...I don't *have* convert or format services. Am I supposed to? How can I get them back?
The summarize one is neat, though. I'm going to explore the link provided for more services.
Well, it should. I've been using Word Services happily for years but haven't run into another Mac owner who even knows it exists.-quadratic- said:hello, I am the author of the article. Yes, you do need to download WordService, which is the last link in the link in the article. Sorry, I didn't realize that it was a part of WordService, I thought it came standard on every Mac.
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There are several you can download from the internet. They're called Services and you put them in your home folder -> Library -> Services, if they don't get installed there already.
Thanks, and welcome to MR!-quadratic- said:hello, I am the author of the article. Yes, you do need to download WordService, which is the last link in the link in the article. Sorry, I didn't realize that it was a part of WordService, I thought it came standard on every Mac.
Floating palettes are something I never truly appreciated until I got to OS X. I really love them here... in Office 04, I turned off most of the top bars and just use the palette. I find it more ... intuitive, I guess?IJ Reilly said:If Apple came up with a more convenient way of accessing Services, I'm sure they'd be used by more people. I'd like a floating palette or some such thing.
Tadaa! Your wish is my command. Here is the download from MacUpdatemkrishnan said:Although contextual menus are not at the core of the Apple design philosophy, it would also be good if the services were in there... especially since so many of them depend on selecting an item.
MacUpdate.com said:Control-click (or if you have a multi-button mouse, click with the right button) on a text area, and notice a "Services" menu at the bottom. This menu works the same as the Services menu in the menu bar.
Services are actually much more than what you find in the Services menu, it is a philosophy of sharing resources between the system and other applications to enhance what ever application you are currently working in. The idea was that no app should have to stand alone and that resources (like spell checking) shouldn't need to be duplicated for every application on a system.mkrishnan said:My understanding is that the whole services menu was something that was supposed to be revolutionary in NeXT and then kind of got back-burnered as OS X was developed.
Considering the fact that services can not only be in the Services menu (which can be added to the main menus via HotService or the contextual menus via ICeCoffEE) but also in the standard menus, it really isn't Apple that is slowing the adoption, it is developers.IJ Reilly said:If Apple came up with a more convenient way of accessing Services, I'm sure they'd be used by more people. I'd like a floating palette or some such thing.