Shortcuts to add recurring text

I have a corporate name that is used enough that a keystroke shortcut would be handy. I’ve referenced to creating menu shortcuts but not for text insertion.


Well the built-in solution is to make your own OS X substitution if you are using 10.6 or greater. There is a handy button to get to the right spot in your system preferences, from our Corrections preferences tab.

This works and if that is the only abbreviation you need consistently expanded that’s probably good enough. There are however dedicated tools for this as well, referred to as “text expansion” utilities. I myself use Typinator, and some other L&L crew use TextExpander (which is currently on sale, here). If you do a lot of repetitive typing, like commonly accessed URLs, e-mail addresses, etc. it can save you hours of time in the long run.