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Exporting iPhone SMS Messages - How To?

I have a bunch of text messages that I need to use to substantiate certain statements. I would like to export many messages from my phone, for two reasons... [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Dec 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Looking for the name of an old-school, plaintext Mac setup system

Please help me track down an article (or documentation) about an OS9 Mac setup regime that was heavily text-based, emphasizing how to set up a Mac with keyboard macros, desktop-accessible text snippets and very specific keyboard macros. [more inside]
posted by mph on Dec 13, 2012 - 1 answer

How do I save to a text file in Excel 2011?

I'm on a mac. A colleague sent me an Excel file (.xls) which I looked at in Excel 2011. It looks fine. I would like to save the file in some sort of text format, so that I can open Terminal and look at it in less. I realize that the columns won't align nicely, that's fine. What I don't want are all the weird characters that show up (from differently formatted line endings, etc). I've tried saving as "Tab delimited text," but that has the problem with the line endings. Which format should I use?
posted by bluefly on Aug 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Edit manuscripts, like in the pencil days. On a Mac

Remember editing text (I mean, writing) with a pencil? Like you would as a teacher or senior editor correcting somebody else's manuscript?Can I do something like that on my Mac (10.5.8)? I've been using Preview to add highlights, notes and simple graphic elements, but what I want is... [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Aug 8, 2012 - 3 answers

How to parse a text file & collect a piece of each line automatically?

I need to go through text files, each containing hundreds of lines, and copy a specific part of each line, and then add all those parts together into one long line, each part separated by a comma. But how? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on May 9, 2012 - 13 answers

In need of text splitter

Is there a text editor under Mac OS X which can split a plain text file using a string as delimiter? [more inside]
posted by yclipse on Apr 9, 2012 - 19 answers

Move, Text!

I need to animate text (short quotes, one or two sentences each) for a video presentation. Are there any (free or cheap) softwares other than Keynote/Powerpoint that do this? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Apr 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me organize my text files!

MacFilter! How do you keep your documents organized? Is there an iTunes-ish program for organizing and working with lots of text files? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jan 10, 2011 - 29 answers

Is my Mac's video card about to die?

Text on my Mac pro's monitor is behaving oddly, with intermittent horizontal bars of static across the lines of text. I think it might be the video card. Is it about to die? [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Jan 3, 2011 - 8 answers

How can I find common words in two lists?

How can I find common words in two (or more) lists? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Dec 13, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I compare the text in two excel cells for common terms?

How can I compare the text in two excel cells for common terms? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Dec 6, 2010 - 5 answers

iPhone and a Mac? Etc?

I'm finally getting an iPhone when the new model is released. I have questions about integrating an iPhone with a Mac. Also: how can I save a little money on my soon-to-be hefty AT&T bill? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jun 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Can you help me find/write an AppleScript to increase/decrease the quote level of selected text?

I'd like an ApplesScript that will let me increase or decrease the quote level of text that I've selected (like using ⌘' and ⌥⌘' in Mail). [more inside]
posted by davextreme on Jan 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Back to the basics

I really like the idea of text-based programs like WriteRoom (Mac) or DarkRoom (Windows). Are there similar applications for other purposes? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Dec 1, 2009 - 20 answers

Best Mac text-editor to replace Homesite on a PC?

For years I've been using Homesite on a PC, which was a great text editor. Now I've switched to Mac and all the text editors I find pale in comparison, despite the fact that Homesite hasn't been updated in years. Help me find one that I'll like. [more inside]
posted by lsemel on Nov 19, 2009 - 21 answers

Looking for a printer without the problems of finicky ink.

[MomFilter] Looking for a reasonably cheap, reliable printer (for printing text) for an iMac. Leaning towards laser as the experiences with inkjets have been that bouts of little use lead to still full, yet dry and thus worthless ink cartridges. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jun 21, 2009 - 21 answers

My First Perl Script (TM)

Please help me make a change to multiple .txt files using this funny computer code thing. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Nov 11, 2008 - 31 answers

I don't read so good. Help me read gooder.

OSX application for displaying text as one line and scrolling it sideways - like a news ticker? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Nov 6, 2008 - 11 answers

GeekTool issues

Get GeekTool to print in columns? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Aug 30, 2008 - 1 answer

Why won't XCode let me select text?

What the deuce? Why can't I type in certain areas using XCode? [more inside]
posted by designbot on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Transcribe to Mac

Please recommend a solution for transcribing voice to text on my Mac. [more inside]
posted by segatakai on May 17, 2008 - 5 answers

If I May Be So Bold

MacFilter: The keyboard shortcut in Mail to make bold text doesn't work properly. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Mar 27, 2008 - 7 answers

My Spotlight won't shine on me

How can I search for specific strings of text within multiple individual text files in Mac OSX 10.4? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jun 14, 2007 - 9 answers

What easy to use (and free) text editor and ftp clients exist for the Mac?

Can anyone recommend some easy HTML editing and uploading tools for a mac? (ftp, text editor) [more inside]
posted by handee on Jun 14, 2007 - 21 answers

Portrait of the Macbook as a river of text

Is it possible to get Macbooks to display in portrait mode? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Mar 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Script-fu for arbitrary selectable text across applications. Possibilites?

Script-fu for arbitary text: Across applications (but especially in text editors) I want to be able to (a) right click on a bit of selected text (b) have the usual contextual menu pop up upon doing so, but with options to (c) send said text to an arbitrary script (perl, python, whatever) and (d) potentially have the selected text replaced by script results, if the context is right. What are my best options for both the Mac and Windows? [more inside]
posted by namespan on Feb 25, 2006 - 10 answers

How to sync Palm and Mac text files?

Help me simplify my life. Need help with Palm .txt and Mac. I want to sync a text file (large) between the two. [more inside]
posted by TheFeatheredMullet on Dec 16, 2005 - 7 answers

All purpose text editor for the mac?

All purpose text editor for the mac? [more inside]
posted by Dennis Murphy on Jan 30, 2005 - 20 answers

Are there any text editors for the Mac that will let me write in full-screen mode?

Are there any text editors for the Mac that will let me write in full-screen mode--i.e., with, say, yellow text on a black background, and no menu bar, dock, desktop, and so on? [more inside]
posted by josh on Oct 14, 2004 - 12 answers

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