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How Can I Enter Today’s Date or a Time With a TextExpander Snippet?

TextExpander’s date and time adjustments are cumulative. For instance, you can add one year and subtract two weeks to get the date for one year from now minus two weeks. If you do need to reset the date and time in your snippet, you can insert the ‘Reset Adjustment’ macro via the ‘Date math’ menu…

I want to prevent some of my snippets from expanding in the wrong app.

You can prevent selected groups of snippets from expanding in apps of your choosing. This may be help if you don’t want your HTML code snippets to expand in Pages while you are typing a report, for example. Apply to just one snippet group: Open the TextExpander window and click to select one of your snippet groups. You will…

How Do I Use URL Shortening Snippets?

TextExpander offers a predefined group called Internet Productivity among our Public Groups. These snippets shorten URLs automatically using services like Bit.ly and TinyURL. Bit.ly requires an account and these snippets only work on macOS. There is also a snippet to validate a URL. Subscribe to the Internet Productivity Public Group. To use one of these URL shortening…

How can I search for snippets? I can’t remember my snippet abbreviations.

TextExpander offers several ways to search for snippets. Search on all or part of a snippet’s abbreviation, content, or label. Ways to search include: Popup Search Window via Hotkey Another type of search, Inline Search, allows you to search without moving away from the text field as you type. The search results will appear next…

Can I print out my snippets?

Print your snippets or save them as a PDF in TextExpander for Mac. They will print as one long list with columns for snippet abbreviation, snippet content, and snippet labels if you have labels. Note: If you just want a quick reference for your snippets, you may find using a search to be faster. Click here…

My Snippet Only Expands After a Blank Space, Why?

Say you want a snippet for “-year-old” to expand right next to the number you type so that it looks like this “12-year-old,” but it only expands after a space, so that is looks like this “12 -year-old.” Click on the snippet group that snippet is in, you will see the Group Settings appear to the…

I started using Quicken and now TextExpander snippets don’t expand. Why not?

There is a conflict between the Quicken Scheduler and all key-logging programs, including TextExpander. When the Quicken Scheduler is running, expansions can’t be triggered via the keyboard, but can still be accessed via the TextExpander menu. See this article for more information about Secure Event Input.

Does TextExpander Work with Java, X11, Parallels, VMware, Remote Desktop, or Other Virtual Systems?

TextExpander places your snippet expansion on the clipboard, then quickly generates a Command-V or Control-V keystroke to paste it in. When that doesn’t work, sometimes you are left with the “v” of the paste command. Java seems to assume that the clipboard contents cannot be changed by an external force unless you switch to another application…

What other special codes can be used in TextExpander snippets?

These macros can be used when you enter them in the TextExpander web editor or in pre-TextExpander 6.5 Mac / 2.0 Windows versions. Entering these macros in 6.5 Mac /2.0 Windows or higher  will present expansion of the actual code. Other special codes which can be used in TextExpander: (other than the date and time…