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Changing Bettertext Ruler Style: Icons vs. Text

The ruler set in Bettertext is a powerful tool that allows you to perform basic text editing tasks without leaving your current application. Here's how to use it:

Install Bettertext extension: Visit the Bettertext website to download and install the extension or click here.

Highlight text: To activate the ruler set, highlight any text within your current application. This can be text on Gmail, Facebook, Whatsapp, Discord, Skype, Quora, Reddit, and More.

Access the ruler set: Once you've highlighted your text, a ruler will appear above or below the text The ruler set contains a full set of editing tools, including Rewrite, Shorten, Expand, Summarize, Reply to Message, Reply to Email, and Translate.

Use the ruler set: To use any of the editing tools, simply click on the corresponding icon or text label in the ruler set. For example, if you want to summarize your text, click on the Summarize icon. The tool will then generate a summary of your text based on the options you've selected.


If you want to use the message response or email response you can click the right arrow to expand the ruler functions.


Clicking the result will replace the original text on the editing box or copy it to the clipboard in case the text is not editable.

Customize the ruler set: If you prefer, you can change the style of the ruler set from text labels to icons. To do this, click on the Bettertext extension icon in your browser's toolbar, and then click on the "Design" option.


From here, you can switch between text and icon labels for the ruler set. You can also change the order of the tools in the ruler set by dragging and dropping them into your preferred order.


Using the ruler set in Bettertext can save you time and streamline your workflow by eliminating the need to switch between different applications for basic text editing tasks. Give it a try and see how it can improve your productivity!

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