Can I have keyboard shortcut for a word?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tbb07, May 26, 2011.

  1. tbb07 macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
    As the title suggests, I want to have a keyboard shortcut for a word, i.e. apple.

    So if I set command+x to equal "apple", whenever I hit command+x, I would get the word apple inserted. Possible?
  2. Finch7 macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2009
    You can try a free program like 'Snippets' to assign text shortcut keys to paste specific snippets into anywhere.
  3. tbb07 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
    For $40, I don't even want to try it, as I mgiht end up wasting the money hah. And it looks like it only works for the code editor anyway.

    Anyhow, I would think what I'm asking for would be fairly simply =/, hmm...
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Just "Copy" the word and paste it whenever you need it. Command + V.
  5. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Open System Preferences->Keyboard, Keyboard Shortcuts tab and hit the + button and create your shortcut.

    Also for words you get a program like TextExpander.

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