I want TextExpander to expand when I type a specific delimiter character after my abbreviation. Which characters are 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.

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.

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.)

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