1972 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2009 1:29 PM by idyl
Thank you campsalot. Yes ... that's a pretty basic solution, but I am cutting and pasting all the time, and so my clipboard is usually full of other stuff. So that would be three or more steps ... I would have to find or create the item, cut, and paste (and perhaps navigate between different documents and applications in the process). This is too many steps, and adds a great deal of clutter and wasted effort to my workflow.
I need to be able to paste this "plain text" string with a single click, from different files and at intervals stretched out over days, weeks, and months. Having the item stored as a single keyboard shortcut would save a considerable degree of effort and time for me.
This should be a relatively easy task to perform ... but for some reason I can't find any documentation for how this can be done? Is there syntax that would work in a custom keyboard designation for the task (type="sample text here").
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That also sounds like a task for a good text editor like BBEdit or Textwrangler. You can use both to globally search and replace with pattern matching (grep) over multiple files. If there is a pattern to the text within which you need to paste the string, you can probably do it faster and easier in either of the two programs.
Typinator seems to do the trick ... pretty cool program. Not sure if eventually I'll need to pay for program (if the trial version is time limited or limited to a small list of entries). But it's working for me for now.
It seems to me that I should be able to do something like this within the Mac OS ... but this will do. Thanks for your help.