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How to quickly translate words with OS X’s built-in Dictionary

DictionaryIconXThere are a number of online translation services that you can use to translate words, phrases, or even entire bodies of text into another language; however, if you need to do so in OS X then there is a quick way to do so by using the Dictionary utility.

The Dictionary is Apple’s built-in word look-up tool that offers word definitions and thesaurus capabilities, along with access to Continue reading

Six useful text management panels in OS X

TextEditIconXWhen typing out documents in OS X you might resort to the services offered by Microsoft Word and or Appleā€™s Pages, as these have convenient tools for adjusting the type face, accessing special characters, and otherwise manipulating your text; however, in addition there are a number of built-in panels in OS X that can give you similar access to features like special characters, word suggestions, and dictionary lookup of word selections. Being built-in, these can work even in programs that do not have their own obvious text manipulation controls. Continue reading

How to quickly look up words in OS X

DictionaryIconXWhen browsing the Web, reading documents in programs TextEdit or Pages, you might come across a word or two that you do not know, or perhaps you are composing a document and need to look up synonyms. While there are online options such as Dictionary.com and its sister site Thesaurus.com which offer great word research tools, Apple includes a couple of quick ways to look up a word in OS X. Continue reading