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How Do I Automatically Replace a Text String With Another Text?

I want that, at any application I could be using but especially on web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari…), when the system detects that I write a specific string (for example %add) then it automatically replaces it with a different text (for example my whole address details including end of lines).

I used AUTOHOTKEY in Windows to do this. It helped me a lot writing repetitive texts like addresses, introductory phrases, emails addresses while you fill a form.
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Alejandro

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Automatically Replace a Text String With Another Text?”

    4 weeks ago

    You can do this on a Mac with a built-in System function called Text Replacement. You’ll find it in System Preferences, Keyboard, Text. For a tutorial on how to use it, see: https://macmost.com/using-text-replacement.html

    Alejandro
    4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for your answer. In order to complete the information of your tutorial (https://macmost.com/using-text-replacement.html) and achieve all the functionality that I need, just add that if you need t include LINE BREAKS as part of your text using the Text replacement functionality you can do it with OPTION+ENTER.

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