Automate Expansion of Strings in TextExpander

Greg Scown Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Photo by Philip Estrada on Unsplash   TextExpander for macOS 6.2.2 adds a new scripting command: “expand string” to allow automating the expansion of text strings. Here’s an example of how you might use it in AppleScript: tell application “TextExpander” to expand string “ddate :flag-us:” The result: “August 21, 2017 🇺🇸” Note: The example assumes you have the Emoji Cheat …

TextExpander Tip of the Week: Typos, AutoCorrections and Double Capitals

Maia Olson Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

In the course of typing, your fingers may fumble. Whether conscious or accidental, there are a variety of ways your fingers can and will jumble your words. TextExpander has several solutions for correcting your little typing errors. Accidental Double Capitals Capital letters begin sentences and proper nouns, as well as occur in the middle of some of your favorite brands …

TextExpander Adds Per-Group Snippet Prefixes

Maia Olson Blog, Software Releases, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

With group prefixes, you can assign a unique abbreviation prefix for each snippet group. This is a fast and easy way to organize and distinguish one group of snippets from another, something we’ve talked about before on our blog. What are group prefixes? For example, for that group of snippets you’ve made to communicate with your tax lawyer you can …

Adding Future Dates to Documents Using TextExpander Date Math

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

TextExpander offers the neat ability to let you quickly place dates and times into your emails, messages and documents as you type. You can set up a keyboard shortcut, a snippet, to expand the current date in whatever format you desire for your meeting notes, a future date for setting up a meeting next week, or in the example below, …