TextExpander Video Tutorial

TextExpander Video Tutorial

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Video Tutorial


New Snippet Options in Version 4 (4:10)

From the MacSparky blog. Here is David Sparks'  quick tour of the new fill-in snippet options in TextExpander 4. (Contains adult language.)

Please note that the videos below feature TextExpander 3, so you will notice a few small differences in the interface.

Introduction (2:48)

Downloading and installing TextExpander 3; system requirements (OS X 10.6/Snow Leopard); enabling assistive devices in the Universal Access system preference.

Upgrading (1:26)

Tips for users of previous versions of TextExpander 2 on upgrading to TextExpander 3.

Snippet Basics  
Snippet Basics - (3:44)

Overview of snippets; demo of the default snippets and the new fill-in snippets.

What's New in TextExpander? Part 1  
What's New in TextExpander 3? - Part 1 (7:00)

Differences in TextExpander now that it is an application, not a preference pane, there are a number of changes to the interface; new menu bar functions; setting hotkey for editing last expanded snippet.

What's New in TextExpander Part 2  
What's New in TextExpander 3? - Part 2 (4:32)

Using snippet suggestion feature to find snippets in your library; new preferences, including Dropbox sync and capitalization options.

All About Snippets Part 1  
All About Snippets - Part 1 (6:38)

Creating new snippets via hotkey; using date and time macros; creating an email signature; using links in rich text snippets.

All About Snippets Part 2  
All About Snippets - Part 2 (6:34)

Using fill-in snippets to create a form letter with multiple blank fields; inserting the clipboard contents into a snippet; repositioning the cursor; using delimiters.

Snippet Groups  
Snippet Groups - (2:49)

Using groups to organize your snippets; importing groups from a file or a URL; adding predefined groups for auto-correction, HTML, CSS and more.

Thanks to Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline for producing these high-quality informative videos!


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System Requirements:

TextExpander 5.x requires OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and later.

For OS X 10.9, 10.8, or 10.7 please download TextExpander 4.3.6. For OS X 10.6, please download TextExpander 3.4.2. For OS X 10.4 and 10.5, please download TextExpander 2.8.1.