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on my iPhone, i found an option in the settings / keyboard where i can program a short string of characters to produce / suggest a sentence. (photo attached.)

does my macbook have an option like this? if so, it would sure be handy! if not, is there an 'app-for-that?'
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Not sure you can do this with built in software but there are some utilities that produce the results you want. Here's one of them. http://smilesoftware.com/TextExpander/

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System Preferences > Language & Text > Text > select use symbol & Text substitution > + type in whatever you want. e.g. I just typed in my initials in the 'replace' column & set my full name in the 'with' column. Works well.

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System Preferences > Language & Text > Text > select use symbol & Text substitution > + type in whatever you want. e.g. I just typed in my initials in the 'replace' column & set my full name in the 'with' column. Works well.
thanks, torch.

i found the place to make this change, but it does not seem to work when i test it in pages. for that matter, the other substitutions that appear by default don't work either (like (r) and (c) and TM, etc.)

i do have the 'use symbol and text substitution" box checked. is there another option i'm missing somewhere?

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I tested it in TextEdit which worked but I didn't check it in Pages where it won't work..
No idea why as all the default ones do.
Looks as if the third party option comes next.. sorry about that.

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torchy,

for some reason, it took a restart to take effect but it works now.

thanks for the help!

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