The Mac’s “Complete” feature—available in a bunch of programs, like TextEdit, Pages, and Mail—can be helpful if you’re not sure how to spell a word and would like suggestions on it. In today’s article, we’ll go over how to use this and how it differs from the normal autocorrect feature!
If you want to extract text from a PDF on your Mac, then one easy-as-pie way to go about it is to use TextEdit as a go-between. Because you can paste plain text into that program, it makes such tasks a snap! Melissa Holt’s going to go over the whole process for us.
TextEdit is a free word processor included in OS X that offers powerful rich text formatting options. But sometimes it’s best to use TextEdit to handle plain text documents. Here’s an overview of the differences between rich and plain text, and how to use plain text in TextEdit.
Most Mac users never need to access the hosts file, but this powerful file can let you do some neat things when it comes to mapping website hostnames. Here are two ways to edit your hosts file using TextEdit and the UNIX nano text editor.