PDFpen Tip: Math Margin Notes

Philip Blog, PDFpen Tips, TextExpander Tips

For a long time I’ve wanted to be able to add math margin notes to a PDF. With OS X’s PDF-based display, this seemed like it should be possible, but Acrobat doesn’t do it. It cannot accept PDFs that are drag/dropped or pasted. I was even considering writing some tool to do it, but I found the way: a combination …

TextExpander Tip: Roll Your Own Site Search

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Organize your abbreviations by context: Ever find a website that doesn’t have a search function? For me that site is Palm Addicts (http://palmaddict.typepad.com). Problem is that I can never remember the URL, and even if I could, that’s a lotta typing. Google will let you restrict their results to a website by adding “site:domain.here” such as “site:palmaddict.typepad.com” to your search …

TextExpander tip: Auto-Correct Your Typos

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

“i” before “e” except after “c” — if you have trouble remembering this rule, you might be interested in the free autocorrection snippet file [note: this is now found using Add Predefined Group -> AutoCorrect Snippets under the + menu in TextExpander] we released today. It contains over 100 common typos and misspelled words. The misspellings and typos are set up …