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User Guide: Using your Snippets

 

Troubleshooting the Keyboard

Expand snippets in any app on your iPhone or iPad using the custom keyboard. The keyboard needs to be setup in order to work. If it doesn't expand snippets, or gives a warning that snippet expansion is blocked, delete and re-add the keyboard.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Choose General > Keyboard > Keyboards.
  3. Delete the TextExpander keyboard.
  4. Choose Add New Keyboard > TextExpander.
  5. Switch on “Allow Full Access” and one of the languages. Allow Full Access is necessary for the snippets to expand
  6. Restart the device by holding down the Power and Home buttons at the same time until the screen goes dark. After a moment the device will restart. Try expanding a snippet.

Advanced snippets cannot expand via the custom keyboard. They can expand in the TextExpander Notes field and directly in any TextExpander-enhanced app. See a complete list of TextExpander-enhanced apps for iPhone, iPhone touch and iPad.

Sharing Snippets in Mail / Twitter / Email

Using the share screen, copy or send the content of a note or snippet to:

  • Mail - Create a new email from your Note or snippet. If you would like the first line of a note in the subject line of the email go to Settings (iPhone/iPod) Settings > General (iPad) and switch on First Line Subject.
  • Messages - Create a new text message.
  • Twitter - Create a new tweet.

Sending a Note

  1. Compose a note in the Notes screen.
  2. Tap Action icon.
  3. Tap Copy or the app you would like to use.

Alternately, use a three finger tap to open the share screen.

If you only want to copy the note, a two finger swipe left will copy the note.

Sharing a Snippet’s Content (iPhone/iPod touch)

  1. From the Groups screen, tap one of your snippet groups.
  2. Tap Action icon, inline with the snippet you wish to send.
  3. Tap Copy or the app you would like to use.

Alternately, use a three finger tap to open the share screen.

If you only want to copy the snippet, a two finger swipe left will copy the note.

Sharing a Snippet’s Content (iPad)

  1. From the Groups screen, tap on one of your groups.
  2. Tap a snippet.
  3. Tap Action icon.
  4. Tap Copy or the app you would like to use.

Alternately, use a three finger tap to open the share screen.

If you only want to copy the snippet, a two finger swipe left will copy the note.

 

TextExpander-enhanced Apps

TextExpander support has been integrated into many apps for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to allow the expansion of advanced snippets using any keyboard. See our complete list of TextExpander-enhanced apps for iPhone, iPhone touch and iPad.

Setting up Snippet Use in an Enhanced App

  1. Open the Settings, located at the bottom of the Groups screen (iPhone/iPod touch) or open Settings > General from the upper right (iPad). Under TextExpander-Enhanced Apps switch on Share Snippets.
  2. You may need to go to the settings of the integrated app and turn on TextExpander. Check the Settings, or Preferences, of the app, or contact that app developer for more information.

Many apps will also have a button for fetching snippets. You will need to tap this periodically to keep the snippets in your app up-to-date.

 

Other Apps

Expand snippets in any app using the custom TextExpander keyboard. Expand advanced snippets using the TextExpander notes field then send the note, or snippet, to another app using the share menu to copy the note or snippet, switch to the other app, then paste the text there. For more on copying your note or snippet, see Sharing Snippets above.

Search

Search for snippets in the Groups screen or within a group by typing in the search field any part of a snippet abbreviation, content, or label. The search field appears at the top of the Groups list, and the top of the snippets list in a group.


 

 

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