text shortcuts

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by laudern, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    Is there a way to create text shortcuts in os x, much the same way you can do so in iOS 6?

    For example instead of typing your email address you can just type elm and auto correct will change that to your email address?
  2. WrrN macrumors regular


    Oct 11, 2012
    This is not quite what you were describing, but achieves the same result ... I've used ClipMenu for years and couldn't live w/o it: http://www.clipmenu.com/

    I keep a clipboard history of 75 items and also have "snippets" saved for easy pasting of commonly used phrases. You can assign a keyboard shortcut to pop up a context menu next to your cursor. Pretty handy.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Maybe the following text expanding / text macro applications* can help:


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