Services available from DTP

I don’t know if this is new or not, but I selected text in a RTF in DTP, and then went to the services menu, looking for the Publish With Ecto service (which is available in other applications), but found that no services of any sort are listed. I’m not sure if I had these previously or not, but now I don’t find them.
Is this the way it should be? I don’t imagine so.


If you’re running Snow Leopard, see Annard’s post.

I saw that post when I was investigating the issue. I don’t think it’s the same thing. If you see the original post, it refers to the services available when I DTP is active, and not the services that get things from other applications into DTP.

Incidentally, yes, I am using Snow Leopard, and I am glad to see that it is easier to hide and reveal services now.

I don’t know what, if anything, needs to be done to activate items in DTP’s Services menu on Snow Leopard.

Alright: simple test.

If any of you are reading this could select an RTF file in one of your databases and check to see if any services are available, and let me know.
If there are no services available then this will become a feature request.
If there are, then this will remain in troubleshooting.




Yes, I can see lots of services available. They weren’t though before I activated them in System Preferences / Keyboard / Keyboard Shortcuts / Services.

Hope this helps,


Select some text in your rich text document, then Control-click (right click) and see the available options under the Services contextual menu item.

That’s perfect. I had expected the services to be available for the document as a whole, but it works just with selected text. Anyway, it does work with selected text, so this is a great way to integrate with Ecto (blogging client). It was another member’s enquiry about Ecto that made me notice this… so now I’ll go and tell him or her the good news!
Thanks all.