TextEdit question

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  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    Hi friends,

    So i'm trying to make the switch from the heavy-RAM-user MSWord to TextEdit , mainly for writing papers. My only issue with TextEdit right now is that it seems to start documents right in corner of the screen. I like how in MSWord, you start typing kind of in the middle - it creates reasonable margins for you (Like in the attached screenshot - a document that i made in MSWord and opened in textedit). How can I achieve this in textedit?

    Thanks so much!
     

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  2. mpw Guest

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    Command+Shift+W

    or Wrap to window from the Format Menu, I think you can set that as the default in Preferences too.
     
  3. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    perfect! thanks a lot.
     
  4. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    what about zooming, is there a way to change that? Like in MSWord, I can set it to 50%, 100%, 150%... is there a way?

    thanks!

    EDIT: Also, page numbers? I see how it's possible to print with page numbers, is it doable to put it right in the document?
     
  5. feyn-man macrumors regular

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    If you are writting papers, I think the best choice is "tex".
     
  6. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    any ideas? mpw? I'd really like to keep using TextEdit, and i'd love to know how to zoom and use page numbers
     

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