Expanding using Delimiters (Mac, Win, Chrome)

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

Set Delimiters

Mac / Windows

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

Chrome

  1. Click on the TextExpander icon in the upper right of your Chrome browser.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Click on Set delimiters.

Set Delimiter Behavior

You can set what happens to the delimiter after the abbreviation is expanded.

Mac / Windows

  1. In Preferences > Expansion, the menu “Expand abbreviations:” has two choices for delimiter behavior:
    • at delimiter (keep delimiter)
    • at delimiter (abandon delimiter)

Chrome

  1. Click on the TextExpander icon, choose “Options” and then choose:
    • at delimiter (keep delimiter)
    • at delimiter (abandon delimiter)

Version 6.5/2.0/1.0 or higher:

To override this setting for a specific snippet, choose the Cursor Macro on the Editing bar to add a “Keep delimiter” specifier or an “Abandon delimiter” specifier to the end of your snippet.

Version 6.2.8/1.0:

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.