How to turn on and use Summarize in Mac OS X

In Mac OS X, there are times when you receive lengthy documents or webpages, and you have no time to read through those documents. Luckily, there is an exciting feature built right into your Mac called Summarize that allows you to summarize lengthy documents.

In reality, Summarize is a great feature that has existed in Mac for quite some time. Basically, you can adjust your summary to your liking, which can be dense or light. For example, you can pick long paragraphs and use Summarize to transfer them into simple outlines.

By default, Summarize is enabled on your Mac, and the question is how you can use the feature to provide a condensed overview of your lengthy document and web page.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to summarize lengthy documents and web pages using Summarize Service in Mac OS X

How to enable Summarize in Mac OS X

Step 1: First and foremost, launch the System Preferences from Apple menu. Once you are in, navigate to the Keyboard and click on it.

Step 2: Select the “Shortcuts” tabs and click on “Services” in the left sidebar.

Step 3: Scroll down to Summarize and check the box next to it.


Step 4: Exit System Preferences.

How to summarize texts using Summarize  in Mac OS X

Once you have enabled Summarize on your Mac, you can use it to review any document, web page and long word.

Step 1: The first thing you need to do is to select a document you wish to summarize (Note that you can choose an entire document to make it condensed. You can hit Command + A to select all texts in a document)

Step 2: Next up, right-click on the selected text and head to “Services” menu”.

Step 3: Choose “Summarize” from the option menu. Once you are done, the selected document will turn into a short version, making it much easier for you to read through.


Summarize is really a great feature that allows you to get a quick outline of a lengthy document and a web page. If you want to disable the feature, you can repeat the process and uncheck the box next to Summarize.

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