WordService
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Text editor add-on for enhanced functionality.   Free
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WordService provides 37 functions to convert, format or speak the currently selected text, to insert data or to show statistics of the selection within all Cocoa applications (e.g. Textedit, Pages, Mail, Stickies, Safari or Xcode) and Carbon applications supporting services. Commands:
  • Reformat
  • Remove line endings/multiple spaces/multiple feeds/quotes
  • Remove attachments/links
  • Trim line beginnings/line endings/lines
  • Sort lines ascending/descending
  • Shift left/right
  • Initial Caps Of
What's New
Version 2.8
  • NEW: Compatibility to Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'.
  • Improved: Optimized for Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' and 10.6.
  • Fixed: Rare date/time formatting issue.
  • Required: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



MacUpdate - WordService




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    +5

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    +4

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    +4

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    +2

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WordService User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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+4

flash1296gmailcom8977 reviewed on 25 Mar 2014
So sad that this awesomeness is now orphan-ware !!
[Version 2.8]


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+42

Ochre reviewed on 17 Oct 2013
Seems to work just fine in 10.8.5. You just have to:
a) double-click it after copying it to your Services folder, so that you can authenticate it to have run permissions
b) enable the majority of the available services in Services preferences.
Done!
[Version 2.8]


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Leoncahun commented on 09 Sep 2013
Did this stop working on Mountain Lion? It doesn’t work for me after upgrading from Snow Leopard; not at all; doesn’t load.

This is really unfortunate since it used to be such a great collection of handy little tools. An update would be so very welcome.
[Version 2.8]


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Charlie Reich reviewed on 27 Aug 2012
I recently downloaded Mountain Lion and soon after was contacted by a SAMUG member with a request on how to
make a simple column/listing of 1000 items and then sort it
in alphabetical sequence...

First off I discovered I had to go to,  → System Preferences → Security & Privacy, then unlock my padlock at the bottom of the window using my system password, and then select; Allow applications to be downloaded from → Anywhere.

A free software App allows many options added to TextEdit, which includes Sort Lines Descending which rearranges all words/sentences in alphabetical order. This free download is available from:

Download WordService for Mac - Text editor add-on for enhanced functionality. MacUpdate.com

This App adds a lot of functionality to theTextEdit application. To install go to your Finder toolbar → Go → hold down the Option key and select Library. Now drag the new WordService.service icon into the Services folder. You’re now ready to select the many new options available for use in the TextEdit application.

Go to your - Finder toolbar - under Finder → scroll down to Services, and select → Service Preferences . Scroll down the menu list and select: Sort Lines Ascending. Now you have the set-up installed and ready to work in TextEdit.

To test your new feature, type up a column of a few words in random alphabetical order such as; Zebra. Dog, Apple, cat, elephant. Now click and highlight your list, or go to your TextEdit toolbar → Edit → Select All, or keyboard command (Option → Shift → K).

To alphabetize your column go under TextEdit on your toolbar and select Services → Sort Lines Ascending. Your column will now be sorted in alphabetical order.

Your new Services→ Sort Lines Ascending tool will available in TextEdit’s toolbar when ever you need it.
[Version 2.8]


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Cowicide reviewed on 15 Aug 2011
Fantastic services. Use them all the time to quickly clean up quotes, change caps in various ways, etc.

The one thing that I desperately wish it could do is ADD quotes to text like TextSoap can do and then my life would be complete.

tl;dr WordService can remove quotes, but can't add them to text. Would love that.
[Version 2.8]


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+2

+39

Captain Nemo reviewed on 11 Nov 2010
Nice to see an update. I have been using this service pack on a daily basis for years. i couldn't find anything wrong with it.
[Version 2.8]


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MacBenutzer commented on 14 Jul 2008
BTW, 3 of these functions: all caps, all lowercase, and initial caps for words can all be done by creating a key bindings file. Learn how to do this, and there's a whole bunch of convenient things you can do.

Unfortunately, this method does not let you define functions that can see what the text it's changing contains, so it cannot replace most of the great functionality in WordService.
[Version 2.7]


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+2
MacBenutzer commented on 14 Jul 2008
I love this new functionality, but I wish it wouldn't limit the Smart Quotes command to a single language per user. I use my computer for both English and German, and even though Smart Quotes can handle either, it chooses the language based on a single key in the info.plist file, so you can't set it up to give you both a "Smart Quotes English" and a "Smart Quotes German" function.

Unless, of course, someone out there knows a way to do this.
[Version 2.7]


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peanut butter reviewed on 29 Jan 2008
Reformat is the best feature EVER! This one piece does what other $30+ programs do..... for free. Other great tools in there too.

THANK YOU!
[Version 2.7]


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+50
Peter da Silva commented on 24 Oct 2007
I've missed this, thanks for the UB.
[Version 2.7]


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Achoco had trouble on 11 Dec 2009
When I hit “download now” the blue bar runs across, stops and nothing happens after that.
How do I install and use MacUpdate?
NOTE: I was a heavy Windows, Word, Outlook user and am trying to adapt to the Mac.
Thanks......
[Version 2.7]


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+3
Yangzone had trouble on 05 Dec 2009
'Followed the install instructions. No show in Mail Services menu after log out. 'Supp?
[Version 2.7]

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Derico commented on 05 Dec 2009
Hey, in Snow Leopard just have a look for keyboard shortcuts in system preferences. There you are able to enable and disable most of the services and could assign keyboard shortcuts to them (hence the placement of this option, though hard to find).
In Leopard they just appeared - if I remember correctly.

Oh, and make sure you have text selected...

Cheers
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+25
Rollerdl had trouble on 24 Oct 2007
I tried this today on my intel macbook C2D. As the readme said, I created a new folder named "Services" inside my users "Libraries" folder and copied the "Wordservices.services" file into it then logged out and back in but I do not get any service menu when I opened a file in textedit. What I do wront?
[Version 2.7]

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Dumond commented on 26 Feb 2008
Same problem here on iMac Intel Core 2 Duo running 10.5.2
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MacBenutzer commented on 20 May 2008
I found your problem.

Yes, it's a step backward, but in Mac OS 10.4, "Services" is not a menu on the menu bar. It's in the application menu (e.g., "TextEdit") under the sub-menu for "Services". It's intermixed with all of the other services.

That makes it 1 step more work to use. So I would only use those that you can put on keys.

BTW, I also discovered that the key shortcuts are disabled for those keys that are already used by the application. To fix this, redefine the shortcut to a key available in all of the applications you use it with.

Drbubo rated on 11 Jul 2011

[Version 2.8]



+39

Loukash rated on 02 Dec 2010

[Version 2.8]


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Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Free
Date:11 Nov 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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WordService provides 37 functions to convert, format or speak the currently selected text, to insert data or to show statistics of the selection within all Cocoa applications (e.g. Textedit, Pages, Mail, Stickies, Safari or Xcode) and Carbon applications supporting services. Commands:
  • Reformat
  • Remove line endings/multiple spaces/multiple feeds/quotes
  • Remove attachments/links
  • Trim line beginnings/line endings/lines
  • Sort lines ascending/descending
  • Shift left/right
  • Initial Caps Of Words/Sentences
  • All Caps/Lowercase
  • Mac/Windows/Unix line endings
  • Mac- to Windows-Encoding/Windows- to Mac-Encoding
  • Encode/Decode tabs
  • Straight/Smart quotes
  • Rotate13
  • Insert short/long date or date & time
  • Insert time
  • Insert contents of path
  • Speak native/german text
  • Stop speaking
  • Statistics


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