keyboard shortcuts, not working

martinchivers

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Jun 19, 2011
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Bath, Somerset, UK
I have a 27 inch iMac. Its on version 10.6.8

I want to set up some keyboard shortcuts (in the same as my iPhone) I want them to work in word & outlook. I set them up (in preferences/Language & Text) they are there, but they don’t work in practice. Is this something that doesn’t work on 10.6.8 & only on the later version?
 

martinchivers

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Jun 19, 2011
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Bath, Somerset, UK
thanks......

I set up about 5 or 6 of these. the are either auto complete or a shortened version (that I remember) & then it replaces with the word (or words). I have them on my iphone as well & set them the same. They work on the iphone5.

I did find a similar set-up in Word & added them there too (after it failed to work in apple preferences.

One example is my email address.....I type m@ and it fills in "martin@ etc, .co.uk Another example would be "tog" replacing with "photographer" one more is "tf....replacing with TFCD" They all work great in Word. However I wanted this to work in outlook as well, so assume I can do the same, in its preferences set-up.
 

flynz4

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Aug 9, 2009
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Portland, OR
I set up about 5 or 6 of these. the are either auto complete or a shortened version (that I remember) & then it replaces with the word (or words). I have them on my iphone as well & set them the same. They work on the iphone5.

I did find a similar set-up in Word & added them there too (after it failed to work in apple preferences.

One example is my email address.....I type m@ and it fills in "martin@ etc, .co.uk Another example would be "tog" replacing with "photographer" one more is "tf....replacing with TFCD" They all work great in Word. However I wanted this to work in outlook as well, so assume I can do the same, in its preferences set-up.
You can set them globally (or at least semi-globally) in settings > Language and Text > Text. If you want more features, the application "text expander" has a good reputation and is available on the MAS.

/Jim