Create your first templates

Here's how you can get started in PhraseExpander in 5 minutes by creating your own templates and autocompleting words.

Your templates can be divided into glossaries and groups for easy organization and sharing.

Create a template to insert a block of text

A template can contain a block of text (which can contain many lines) and you can insert by typing a few keystrokes.

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Create a new template by clicking on New template

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Type or copy and paste the text you want to insert in the Contents of the template

3

Type the abbreviation you want to associate with your template. You'll need to type it to trigger the template.

The abbreviation is recognized in any application.

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Optionally, you can assign a description if you don't like the default one that is assigned automatically

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Test your abbreviation by typing rr SHIFT

Create a template to autocomplete words

Templates can also be used to autocomplete words.

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Create a new template by clicking on New template

2

Type or copy and paste the word you want to autocomplete in the contents

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In the abbreviation field, press CTRL D to assign the default abbreviation (or click the Assign default abbreviation blue button). The abbreviation must be equal to the word you want to autocomplete.

3

Test your abbreviation by starting typing it and press SHIFT to confirm

The abbreviation is recognized in any application

NOTE: You can create a template from the selected text or word by selecting the text you want to save and pressing CTRL+ SHIFT+ W.
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