3 Windows text expanders that take the tedium out of typing | PCWorld

How much of your work day do you spend typing the same phrases over and over again? Things like your company’s address or a signature or a boilerplate paragraph in a document. No matter how fleet fingered a typist you are, that repetition wastes time.

This is where a text expansion app can help. These programs let you insert commonly used phrases and other chunks of text using shortcuts so you don’t have to type out every character. While each shortcut may only shave seconds of your work time, it can quickly add up to hours of saved effort over the course of a week.

Text expansion apps use a few basic mechanisms to make typing less tedious:

Snippets: These are the bits and blocks of text you most commonly use. You set these up once and link them to “abbreviations” (see below) that you will use each time you want to paste a snippet in a document.

Abbreviations: You assign these codes—usually just a few characters—to your snippets; you type an abbreviation whenever you want to insert its corresponding snippet into some text. For example, “pcw” for the PCWorld office’s address.

Macros: Unlike snippets, which insert predefined text, macros are codes that pull in dynamic syntax like the current date or time or your clipboard contents.

Delimiters: If you don’t want a text snippet to expand as soon as you type its abbreviation, you can set a delimiter—essentially a trigger key you must press to insert the phrase. A tab, space, or special character is typically used as a delimiter.

There are many text expanders available with a wide array of feature sets. Here are three of our favorites.



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5 Secrets to Increase Your Typing Productivity and Speed 

A transcriptionist or typist is often involved in repetitive work and meeting very tight deadlines.  A typist is either looking at the text to be copy-typed or a transcriptionist listening to recorded speech and typing the text spoken.  When undertaking the transcription or typing process, there are things that you can do to help you obtain better productivity, efficiency and accuracy.
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Google Just Changed The Rules: Here Are 5 Things You Must Do Now 

If you’re concerned about search engine optimization, chances are that you keep a close eye on what the big search engines are up to – especially Google.

Anyone following the search engines will tell you that they’re always up to something. New changes are introduced regularly and keeping up with these changes is vital for improving your search rankings.

You can’t really blame Google either. They are the world’s most popular search engine for many reasons and they intend to stay there. One way of doing so is by providing a better user experience, and many of the changes they make to their search ranking algorithm are aimed at exactly that.

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28 WordPress Plugins That Increase Profits and Save Time

Starting up and running a small business is not easy.


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Even if you have all the knowledge and skills you need, it still takes a ton of time and effort to give the required attention to all parts of your business.

For most businesses, getting a website created from scratch is a waste of time and money. Instead of spending thousands of dollars and weeks having one created from scratch, you can use WordPress.

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