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Can Pages utilize Safari's Services?

741 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 26, 2007 1:08 PM by TerryR RSS
Scott Hampton Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
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Sep 10, 2007 6:08 AM
I used to use TextEdit for, well, text editing. Now I use Pages. If I have some copy from a web page that I need to download and format, I'd select it and then go to Safari>Services>TextEdit>New Window Contining Selection

Does Pages tap into this, or if not, is there a way to force it?

Thanks,
Scott
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  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Sep 26, 2007 6:41 AM (in response to Scott Hampton)
    Pages can access services. I've added a couple from Devon Technologies. However, the specific one you asked about is for TextEdit. When I tried it in Pages it opened the selected text in a new window in TextEdit.

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  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Sep 26, 2007 8:03 AM (in response to Scott Hampton)
    Just an added note. The services are not "Safari services" but OS X services accessed from the application menu. Not all services are available in all Services-aware applications.

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    Sep 26, 2007 1:08 PM (in response to Scott Hampton)
    Scott,
    A little less mouse-movement would be to select your text - from Safari, or whence ever - and right-click (or control-click) the selection and choose "Copy" from the contextual menu, then go to the app of your choice (Pages) and right-click (control-click) where you would like to place it, selecting "Paste" from the contextual menu (or "Paste and Match Style" if you want to retain the original formatting); if you have a Mighty Mouse with the side-buttons set to activate the Application Switcher, it's a minimal-movement, minimal-wrist-action series.
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