I want TextExpander to expand when I type a specific delimiter character after my abbreviation. Which characters are delimiters? (Mac, Win)

Shonna Lemke Mac, Support, Windows desktop

Delimiters are [Space], [Tab], [Return], [Esc] as well as over 30 other characters such as period, comma, slash, backslash, brackets, and tilde.

1. Choose TextExpander > Preferences…
2. Click Expansion in the Preferences toolbar
3. Click Set Delimiters… to see all available delimiters

What happens to the delimiter after the abbreviation is expanded?

In Preferences > Expansion, the menu “Expand abbreviations:” has two choices for delimiter behavior:
– at delimiter (keep delimiter)
– at delimiter (abandon delimiter)
(To override this setting for a specific snippet, add a “Keep delimiter” specifier (“%+”, without the surrounding quotation marks) or an “Abandon delimiter” specifier (“%-“) to the very end of your snippet.)