Using Automatic Text Substitutions On a Mac

Automatic text substitutions let you type curly quotes and em dashes without worrying about remember the correct keyboard sequence to use. There are also a variety of other options for URLs, addresses, copy and paste and other things to help you be more productive and consistent when typing.

Comments: One Response to “Using Automatic Text Substitutions On a Mac”

    Michael Goettee
    2 months ago

    My first lesson for curly quotes (aka smart quotes) vs straight quotes was what I learned from pro typesetters in my earliest days in desktop publishing. Curly was always used for true quotation marks and apostrophes. Straight marks were used as symbols for inches (“) or feet (‘). Straight marks were also used as symbols minutes (‘) and seconds (“). Editors would always correct us newbie computer graphic designers who didn’t know better.

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