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

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

  1. jmann macrumors 604

    jmann

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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