Handling Special Characters: Percentage Sign (%)

This article only applies to TextExpander 6.2.8 for macOS and 1.0 for Windows and earlier.

The latest and current versions of TextExpander apps introduced visual bubbles and visual blocks of text within the Snippet editor, so the following does not apply.

How To handle special characters in Snippets

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 at that point in your Snippet.

To get a % to expand, just put %% in your Snippet.

For example, if you want your Snippet text to be “50% discount”, enter it as “50%% discount”.