How can I deploy a multi-user TextExpander license to multiple users? (Mac)

If you are deploying an Office Pack, you can activate it automatically at startup by including some specific keys in TextExpander’s preferences file at [Home]/Library/Preferences/com.smileonmymac.textexpander.plist. The keys are:


They will be picked up automatically by TextExpander (5.0.1 or later) when launched, and that person’s copy of TextExpander will be activated.

These instructions aren’t specific to any deployment system. The equivalent commands in Terminal on a single user system would be:

defaults write com.smileonmymac.textexpander ActivationCode “[Your License Code]”
defaults write com.smileonmymac.textexpander ActivationName “[Your Company Name]”
defaults write com.smileonmymac.textexpander ActivationEmail “[Your Support Email Address]”

Please fill in the bracketed items as appropriate for your license code and company.

Assuming you can write that information to those keys, you’ll get automatic activation of your users.

Please do not simply duplicate the license file written by TextExpander on multiple machines, as that will not work properly.