Text Expander?

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jayjerome
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:28 pm Post

Is there a text expanding feature in Scrivener for Windows, or an app available to set up abbreviations to type out long names (like the Text replacement feature on my iPad?).

I have characters with long names in both script and novel In progress and it would be a big help if I didn’t have to redundantly type them over and over.

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Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:32 pm Post

Jay -

You might want to look at Hot Keyboard Pro. https://www.hot-keyboard.com/

It's $30 but IMO well worth it - does a lot more, too.

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Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:34 pm Post

jayjerome wrote:Is there a text expanding feature in Scrivener for Windows, or an app available to set up abbreviations to type out long names (like the Text replacement feature on my iPad?).

I have characters with long names in both script and novel In progress and it would be a big help if I didn’t have to redundantly type them over and over.


What you looking for can be achieved by adding substitutions. Go to Options > Corrections > Edit Substitutions...
There you can add your abbreviations to the list and they will be expanded to the full text.
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Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:12 pm Post

Thanks for the suggestion.
I’ll look into it today on YouTube, etc :)

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Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:14 pm Post

Krastev.. yes, that works!
Thanks, i owe you a drink if we ever cross paths. Make that two!

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Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:36 pm Post

jayjerome wrote:Krastev.. yes, that works!
Thanks, i owe you a drink if we ever cross paths. Make that two!

A pleasure to help. :mrgreen:
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