MacMost Now 379: Using TextEdit For Casual Word Processing

Before you buy a professional word processor consider using TextEdit, a program that comes with your Mac and can handle most non-professional word processing needs. You can format and style text, add images, lists and tables, and even open Word docs.

Comments: 12 Responses to “MacMost Now 379: Using TextEdit For Casual Word Processing”

    Ken
    9 years ago

    Thanks Gary for the podcast. I use TextEdit everyday.

      P. Hill
      8 years ago

      I have just discovered TextEdit and I have left a question on the site but I thought you might be able to give me a faster answer. As you will see below, I want to use TextEdit but how do I access it in the first place without a lot of keying. I’d like to have it in the dock if possible. Thanks for yur help.

        8 years ago

        I answered your question yesterday (see the comment you left down below).

    Luke Thomas
    9 years ago

    I had no idea that TextEdit was so powerful. Thank you as always. You are the Mac Guru! I love your videos!!

    Robert Poland
    9 years ago

    Gary,

    If you are not going to maintain the MacMost videos, you should remove them from the archives.

      9 years ago

      What? What do you mean by that. I come out with several new videos each week. Uploading one now. What do you mean by “not maintain?”

    Sue Larson
    9 years ago

    Thank you! You are so clear and easy to understand! Just what I needed as I get to know my new Macbook Pro!

    P. Hill
    8 years ago

    Thanks for your clear explanations and the breadth of coverage of Mac operations. I want to use TextEdit but how do I access it in the first place without a lot of keying. I’d like to have it in the dock if possible.

      8 years ago

      Just drag and drop it into the Dock to create an alias there for it. You can find it in your Applications folder. Or, run it and then drag it from the right side of the Dock to the left side to leave it in the Dock.

    Jimmy
    7 years ago

    Anyway to set margins in Text Edit Top & Bottom / left & right ?

      7 years ago

      Try File, Page Setup.

        Jimmy
        7 years ago

        Found it, not perfect but much better than b4… Thank you :-)

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