Using TextExpander Date and Time Math

Let’s say it’s your job to remind people to do something. Maybe you are the accounts receivable person, and you regularly need to remind people to pay you in 15 days. If you use TextExpander, your days of looking at the calendar and calculating that date are over! You can create a snippet that automatically inserts a date that is 15 days from today. Here’s how:

  1. Create a new snippet by clicking on the plus (+) button in the upper left of the TextExpander window.
  2. Open the Date/Time Math menu by choosing the Math Button. Choose “Add Day(s)”.

  3. TextExpander inserts the Date/Math Macro into your snippet content pane. Change “1” to “15”.

  4. Insert the Date format you wish to appear, by using the Date Button. For example, if you want the date to appear formatted as “June 06, 2019”, insert the following:
    • Choose Month: January. Add a space. Choose Day: 01. Add a comma and space. Choose Year: 2001

  5. When you are done, the snippet content should be:
    calculation macro
  6. Give your snippet an abbreviation, such as “d15” or “payupnow”.

Note that any Date/Math Macro, in this case, “Add 15 days”, must precede the Date Formatting Macros.