Inserting and Replacing Text With Shortcuts

You can use the Shortcuts app on your Mac to create quick text inserts or replacements. The Shortcut can prompt for text, let you choose from a list, or include the current date and time.

Comments: 4 Responses to “Inserting and Replacing Text With Shortcuts”

    Eliot Houman
    3 months ago

    Hi there - is there a way we can use a shortcut to paste a QR code onto a PDF? We typically use an ink stamp to add a QR code to our mail, and then have a scanner batch scan and separate based on QR code. I'm noticing that the quality of the ink stamp is not great. It would be great if I can put our QR code in clipboard, and then use a keyboard shortcut to have it paste into the PDF when viewing the PDF in preview. Is that possible?

    3 months ago

    Eliot: A QR code is just an image. When you are creating the PDF in whatever app you use (Pages, Word, InDesign, etc) just drag and drop the QR code image in there and place it where you want. If you copy the image contents to the clipboard you can paste it as you would paste anything else. No need for a Shortcut here, just drag-and-drop or Paste.

    Steve
    3 months ago

    The shortcuts you present work OK for me with text apps and Mail.app, but not with the Messages.app.

    3 months ago

    Steve: Hopefully something they fix at some point.

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