There will be no dues for 2018 until further notice, and all meetings in 2018 will be in Sequim!

Note: This Announcement can be dismissed by clicking the (magically appearing) X in the top right corner of this box.

simple text

Discussion of general issues, not related to a specific Mac or iDevice operating system.
Post Reply
Forum Member - Level 1
Forum Member - Level 1
Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:34 am

simple text

Post by rmarcus » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:21 pm

Is there a downloadable version of simple text available for OS 10.6.4?
Thanks in advance.

User avatar
Richard Serkes
Forum Member - Level 5
Forum Member - Level 5
Posts: 1042
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:21 pm
Location: Port Angeles, WA

Re: simple text

Post by Richard Serkes » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:30 pm

Somebody is going to call me on this but I thought Simple Text was a OS9 application. If so it won't run on OS 10.6.x.
Always burn your bridges. You never know who's coming up from behind.

User avatar
Stephen Hart
Forum Member - Level 5
Forum Member - Level 5
Posts: 3248
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:09 am

Re: simple text

Post by Stephen Hart » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:45 pm

What you want is TextEdit, the OSX successor to SimpleText. It opens all old plain-text documents and many others. It even does a better job of opening really old Microsoft Word documents than Microsoft Word does.

yourharddrive > Applications >

It's much more powerful and feature-rich than SimpleText (or AppleWorks), and vastly easier to read on screen (because it uses OSX's core text-drawing routines), etc. etc.

If you have a SimpleText document from the days when dinosaurs walked the earth, and it doesn't open in TextEdit on your newer Mac, follow these steps:

1. Single click the SimpleText document to select it.
2. Choose Get Info from the Finder's File menu.
3. In the window that appears, choose Open With > TextEdit
4. If you want all such files to open in TextEdit, click the Change All button

TextEdit is free and is a part of all OSX standard installs.

I use it more than any other word-processing app nowadays.

Fire it up, then set the Dock icon to Keep in Dock.
textedit.jpg (20.59 KiB) Viewed 1427 times
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
Steve Jobs

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest