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Create short large-type-capable notes in Address Book Apps
Address Book has a supersized text display available for phone numbers (Control-click on the label next to the phone number and choose Large Type from the pop-up menu), but there's no such option for the Notes field. Here's one way to work around that limitation.

Edit a contact and click the plus sign next to an existing phone number to create a new phone number field on the card. Instead of entering a phone number, though, enter the text of your note. Keep it short, as the more text you enter, the smaller it will be when shown in Large Type mode (OS X won't add line breaks to your text; it just shrinks it to fit on one line in Large Type mode).

Of course, you can then change the Phone label to something like Memo by choosing Custom when in Edit mode when you click the mouse button on the phone label itself. I believe this works in all Mac OS X versions. After saving and exiting edit mode, just click the Memo field next to the new entry and choose Large Type from the pop-up menu.

As someone who often forgets to wear her glasses when reading notes related to info on a contact card, you have no idea how useful this has proved to be.
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Create short large-type-capable notes in Address Book
Authored by: tomstratton on Jun 22, '09 09:32:34AM

The utililty Quicksilver ( http://quicksilver.en.softonic.com/mac ) has a great function to display any text large-on-screen which also integrates with the address book to display notes without having to go through the gymnastics of putting notes into the phone number field. And it has the added bonus that you can access the note for anyone directly from the keyboard from any application!

Check it out.



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This is a bad Idea for a number of reasons.
Authored by: davidkisley on Jun 22, '09 09:39:30AM

Mostly because it is adding text to a shared database that is not expected. Im not sure why it is even allowed. That being said, if you do no syncing, or using of other apps that access the address book, it may be ok. I second the quicksilver, but prefer launchbar. Both are better and eaiser. But, Launcbar does cost money. Good hint, but potentially dangerous.

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Create short large-type-capable notes in Address Book
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 02, '09 02:45:02PM
Nononononono. Download this instead: http://www.coldpizzasoftware.com/largetype/


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