Snow Leopard's "Substitutions" is a complete disappointment.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jmann, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Is it just me or is the autocorrect "substitutions" feature in SL is a big let down. I finally found it under the Language & Text in the System Preferences, and the list they give you is really measly. I thought it was gonna come with a big list of words that will be fixed automatically? I don't want to have to enter every word in by hand. :rolleyes: What do you think?

    Here is the "list"

    And, it only works in certain apps, also needing that the "text replacement" needs to be turned on in every app. I hope that I don't have to enable it every time I restart.

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    I agree, the default list should be more comprehensive.
  3. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    Not only that, it is not even system wide. It can only work in Cocoa based text fields of which you have to enable manually. Completely a let down. I was hoping for something like a really basic textexpander but look like I just have to to continue using it.
  4. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    I agree, I was hoping it would be as full as MS Word.
  5. ChrisN macrumors 65816


    Aug 27, 2007
    Demarest, NJ
    I too think it should be more comprehensive but as long as I can add my own I am fine but it just depends on what apps it works with.

    !sig <-doesnt work here I guess
  6. donbenjy macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2008
    typinator is a good alternative. I don't think its free, as I got it with macheist, but it won't be expensive. I don't remember if it has a big list of words pre-loaded, but it is system wide:cool:

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