General

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How can I enter today’s date with a TextExpander snippet?

Here are a few examples of special snippets that you can use to insert current date and time: %e %B %Y = 26 August 2011%m/%d/%y = 08/26/11%A, %B %e, %Y = Friday, August 26, 2011%1I:%1M:%S %p = 4:02:41 PM Use the following special codes to insert days, months, years, and times. %Y = Year, 4…

Why do percentage signs (%) in my snippet text not appear when it is expanded?

TextExpander version 6.5/2.0/1.0 introduces visual bubbles and visual blocks of text within the editor. Now your snippets will expand percent signs. When it comes to TextExpander 6.2.8 and 1.0: The percentage sign (%) is a special macro character in TextExpander snippets. It is used to indicate that date, time, or other information should be substituted…

How do I choose an abbreviation for my snippet?

A good abbreviation is: short easy to remember unlikely to be typed by accident unique Duplicating an abbreviations first character (ddate, ssig, zzip) is one way of creating abbreviations that meet these criteria.

How do I prevent expansion of an abbreviation? (Mac, Win, Chrome)

If you have an abbreviation that you are happy with, and you are just seeking a way to type it out without expanding it (for instance, to tell someone what the abbreviation for your nifty snippet is), there are several ways to prevent TextExpander from “seeing” the entire abbreviation, or you can set a hotkey…

Help! TextExpander stopped expanding my snippets! What happened? (Mac, Win, Chrome)

Windows Please check that Expand abbreviations is checked in TextExpander’s Expansion preferences. Please select the TextExpander icon in the system tray and ensure that the second item reads Disable Expansion rather than Enable Expansion. If it reads Enable Expansion, please choose Enable Expansion. Mac Please check that Expand abbreviations is checked in TextExpander’s Expansion preferences. Please select the TextExpander menu bar item and ensure that the second item reads…

TextExpander is just not working, why?

If TextExpander is not working, try these steps based on how TextExpander is acting. 1. When I type a snippet abbreviation the abbreviation doesn’t disappear and I don’t hear the expansion sound. 1a. If nothing happens when you type a snippet, it could be TextExpander is not running. Locate the TextExpander app in your: (Mac) Applications…

How can I add groups to TextExpander?

Add a new group: Desktop: Click the Add Groups “+” button in the menu bar of the TextExpander window. Mobile: Tap the “+” at the bottom of the Groups list. Web: Click the Add Groups “+” button at the top of the Groups list, then choose Add Group. You can now populate this group with…

Can I reorder my snippets?

Groups are sorted alphabetically. Snippets can be reordered in their groups alphabetically by abbreviation, content, or label and date modified. To reorder snippets: Look in the lower left corner of the TextExpander window and click on the Cog button. If on an iPad or iPhone open the Settings and look for “Snippet Sort.” Select one of…