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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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