TextEdit User Guide

for macOS Mojave

The Save dialogue with the File Format pop-up menu at the bottom.

Convert rich text documents to other formats

With TextEdit, you can open and edit rich text documents created in other word processing apps, including Microsoft Word and OpenOffice. You can also save your documents in a different format, so they’re compatible with other apps.

How to open, edit and convert documents

An HMTL file in code-editing mode.

Create and edit HTML documents

You don’t need a special app to write or edit HTML code — just use TextEdit. You can display HTML documents like you’d see them in a browser, or use TextEdit as a code editor.

How to create or edit HTML code

An image with a heart drawn on it using the Markup tools.

Mark up images

You can write or draw on images in your text files using the tools in the Markup toolbar.

How to mark up images

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