Use Your Mac’s Built-In Summarize Feature To Shorten Long Blocks Of Text

Use Your Mac’s Built-In Summarize Feature To Shorten Long Blocks Of Text

If you have a lot of text files on your computer, distinguishing between them can take a lot of effort. Over on How-To Geek, they remind of us the oft-forgotten feature in OS X called Summarize.

As the name suggests, Summarize will summarize a block of text. First, you’ll need to enable the feature though. Head to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts, select the Services option, and find Summarize. Click the checkbox to enable it. Now, head over to you text editor of choice, select a block of text, then right-click and select Services > Summarize. You’ll see a pop-up where you can move a slider back and forth to change how big the summary is. From here, you can save the summary as a new bit of text, or even better, copy and paste the summary into the Comments section of the document itself so you can easily distinguish it later on.

How to Get a One-Click Summary of Long-Winded Documents on macOS [How-To Geek]

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