TextExpander-like functions within VMWare Fusion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by akm3, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    I have and use and love Text Expander, but it won't work within Unity VMWare Fusion applications (e.g. Word, Outlook). For my work I am very lucky to get to use a Mac, and 90% of the time I'm in OS X applications. Every once in awhile I have to use VMware fusion to run windows applications and then none of my TextExpander stuff works.

    I know that TextExpander won't work with VMWare Fusion.

    Is there any software I can install on the virtual machine that will do the same thing from OS X? I know I'd have two separate sets of snippets, but does anyone have a windows program I could install on the VM that will work for the apps that run on the VM?

    Thanks!
     
  2. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'd just like to post an update and answer:

    PhraseExpress will run within the VM and expand within windows. This has the added benefit of being able to import TextExpander snippets into Phrase express. For my use case, I don't add tons of new snippets often, so once I imported them into Phrase Express, all my snippets work whether it's in OS X or my VMWare Fusion Windows XP, so this is an ideal solution.

    If I add something in TextExpender, I have to remember to reimport the text expander snippets into PhraseExpress.

    Thanks everyone, I hope this helps someone else with the same question later.
     
  3. reallyangryman macrumors newbie

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    I had to make an account just to thank you for updating with your solution. It's not what I was looking for, but close enough that I might try that solution too.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I use Phrase Expander in Windows and Text Expander in OSX. I actually like Phrase Expander better, it seems a more robust and feature packed app then Text Expander.
     

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