The generated text is not sent to the target application

By default, PhraseExpander sends the text by simulating typed keystrokes.

It sends them one by one as if you were typing on the keyboard yourself. 

The only difference is that keystrokes are sent at greater speed. 

And with some software, especially if they are hosted remotely or on terminal services, this could cause some issues, like:

  • templates could be sent incompletely
  • the text could be garbled or cut off

To solve this, set PhraseExpander to always send text by using the Clipboard, so the entire template is always sent as a single block.

How to set PhraseExpander to always send text by using the Clipboard


Click on File → Options and choose the Execution tab.


In the Sending text section, click on Using the Clipboard

Note: in certain scenarios, especially when using legacy applications, PhraseExpander cannot restore the focus to the original control and the text is not inserted. Click on the filed you want to paste the text into and type CTRL V to insert the text.
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