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Create TextExpander Snippets on the Fly

Make new snippets really quickly! First, set a hotkey combination for making new snippets:

  1. Go to TextExpander > Preferences > Hotkeys.
  2. Click the "Click to Set Hotkey" button next to "Create Snippet from Clipboard."
  3. Press a hotkey combination when prompted.

Once you have your hotkey, use it to make snippets with these steps:

  1. Copy desired snippet text to the clipboard.
  2. Press your hotkey combination. A window opens with your snippet's content filled in.
  3. Add an abbreviation to your snippet.
  4. Click Done.

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"Crash Course" Correction

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"Crash Course" Correction -- In my article in the Jun-93 MacUser, a mistake was made in copy editing that introduced a serious error. For the non-programmer, MacsBug has three, maybe four important commands. They are es or escape to shell (which is the Finder), rs or restart, g or continue where you left off, and ? or help. Unfortunately the g command was turned into "Go" in the article, and MacsBug just spits at you if you give that as a command. My apologies if this mistake caused trouble. MacsBug is available on <ftp.apple.com> as:

/dts/mac/tools/macsbug/macsbug-6-2-2.hqx

Those of you using the Centris 610 and low-end 650 with the 68LC040 chip, need a special version of MacsBug that is available as:

/dts/mac/tools/macsbug/macsbug-68040lc.hqx

 

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