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PeterBreis
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:45 pm    Post subject: Word Services Reply with quote

Word Services

Services are little helpful extensions to OSX functions. They do all sorts of useful things like open selections in alternative software, change Simplified Chinese to Traditional Chinese and vice versa, change case, sort text and many more useful functions.

They are available throughout OSX, when applicable, from:

Menu > (Application) eg Pages > File > Services

or

In OSX 10.6, and up, also from under the Contextual Menu when you right click on something.

To install

1. Download WordServices

2. Double click on the .zip file to unarchive it

3. Double click on WordService.service inside the folder to install it. If you have an older system you will have to drag it into the (yourusername)/Library/Services folder. If you do not have a Services folder, create one labeled Services.

4. Restart your Mac

5. In OSX10.6 and up you need to open Menu > (Application) > Services > Services Preferences… and check the services you want to be available.
In older systems it will be simply available in Menu > (Application) > Services.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:49 am    Post subject: Updated WordServices instructions for Pages 5.2 Reply with quote

Updated WordServices instructions for Pages 5.2

OSX has a very useful but less well known method of extending application abilities, which was M.I.A. but has now been reinstated in Mavericks OSX 10.9.2 and Pages 5.2:

Services are little snippets of code that do simple tasks and can be accessed by any suitable application from under the Application menu > Services

First download WordServices (free).

Unzip the file and double click on the WordService.service file. If you have the default security on your Mac, you may have to do this 3 times before it lets you open it. Once you have opened it, it will be installed.

In Pages:

Menu > Pages > Services > Services Preferences… > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services > Shortcuts > scroll about half way down and check Sort Lines Ascending/Descending and any other services that catch your eye

Now when you select your text list > Menu > Pages > Services > Sort Lines Ascending/Descending

This is available everywhere not just Pages.

As it is now part of your menus, you can give it your own custom keyboard shortcut in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts
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