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Text Expander for automagic typo correction

TextExpander AutoCorrect Snippet File

Recently, I was emailing with our friends over at Smile on My Mac about how I use Text Expander as an automatic spelling and typo corrector, and I realized that there wasn't a canonical location for the user-created "snippets" file you need to import in order to get this feature working.

Jean and her elves not only set up this handy dandy page but also edited the heck out of the snippets source file (zip) -- removing any entries that "step on" each other, as well as generally tidying things up.

If, like me, you're a TE fan with fat fingers, this is a terrifically useful way of cleaning up after yourself.

Also, keep an eye out -- we having an upcoming episode of Mac Break that's all about Text Expander. I am a fan.

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You can use it for...

You can use it for all sorts of shortcuts which lift your day, like say:

a**hole for... The President of The United States, George W. Bush.

Or PITA for 'you, our most esteemed client'

Just might need to double check your documents though...




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Honor thy error as a hidden intention


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