best app to paste in stock text responses

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jungo, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Jungo macrumors regular

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    Aug 1, 2007
    #1
    is there a app that allow me to program a key and paste in a few paragraphs of text into say an email responses ... I used to use quickeys but it long dead.

    thanks
     
  2. onekerato macrumors regular

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    Jun 6, 2011
    #2
    Instead of a hotkey, you can type say "ABC" and have it substituted or expanded into other text. Sort of like a shortcut in the text itself.

    You can use System Preferences > Language & Text > Text substitution and set up custom autoexpanders such that if you type "\rtfm" it can replace it with paragraphs of text.

    The grand-daddy of autoexpanders is TextExpander app, but its pricey.

    If you really need a hotkey or keyboard shortcut, you can roll your own:
    (1) Create an automator service which takes no input & just has one action "Get Specified Text". Set the text to whatever you want.
    (2) Assign a shortcut to the automator action using System Preferences > Keyboard
    (3) Select any text input area, hit the shortcut and the boilerplate text will be pasted.
     

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