Expert settings provide extra flexibility for special applications:
- Do you want to suppress the trailing autotext delimiter after pasting a phrase?
- Do you want to define specific leading/trailing autotext delimiters?
- Shall autotexts only be recognized within a word or only following a number?
- Do you want different text insertions depending on upper vs. lower case autotext?
PhraseExpress monitors your keyboard input for any autotext matches. Technically, a 'separate word' is defined as entered text at the beginning of a sentence or text that follows or is followed by a space, punctuation mark, comma and semicolon, TAB or ENTER.
The character required before an autotext (leading delimiter) is called. The character which must follow the autotext (trailing delimiter) to trigger an action is called :
(available for postfix only)
There is no character required following the autotext. An autotext is recognized immediately after entering the last character of the autotext.
There is any character required before/after the autotext.
The autotext must follow/be followed by the default characters as defined as "default leading/trailing delimiters" (as defined in the expert options).
Enter / Space / Tab
The autotext must follow/be followed by the ENTER / SPACE / TAB-key.
Letter / Number
The autotext must follow/be followed by any letter from a-z/A-Z or number 0-9
If you select this option, an input dialog allows you to define a custom set of delimiters.
Do not separate the characters with any other characters. Simply enter them one after another without any separator. Any separator, such as a comma or space, would itself be interpreted as a delimiter.
You cannot enter the ENTER- or Tab-key here. Instead use #13 for ENTER and #9 for the TAB-key.
(for postfix only)
This option is deprecated.
Incremental autotext has no particular postfix that would trigger a phrase. If Incremental autotext is selected as a postfix, all matching items are offered in a popup menu after you begin typing the first letters of a matching autotext. The choices narrow down as you continue typing the autotext.
Example prefix/postfix settings:
An autotext such as 'eth' is only recognized when entered as a separate word. It is ignored in 'Ethan', within 'methane' and in the end of the word 'Beth'.
This is the default setting and recommended for most purposes.
The autotext example 'eth' is recognized everywhere, e.g. in 'Ethan', within 'methane' and in the end of the word 'Beth'.
This option is suitable e.g. to correct mixed letters at any position of a word. Careful use is of this option is recommended as such autotext may be recognized inadvertently.
The autotext example 'eth' is only recognized in the beginning of a word such as 'Ethan' but ignored within 'methane' or 'Beth'.
This option is suitable e.g. to correct mixed letters at the beginning of a word only.
The autotext example 'eth' is only recognized in the end of a word such as 'Beth' but ignored within 'methane' or in the beginning of 'Ethan'.
This option is suitable e.g. to correct mixed letters at the end of a word.
Case sensitive autotext
If option "" is unset, PhraseExpress automatically adapts the letter case of the output depending on the first entered autotext letter:
- Enter the first letter of the autotext lower case, to insert a phrase beginning with lower case.
- Begin the autotext with upper case and PhraseExpress will insert the phrase beginning with upper case.
|Keyboard input||Phrase contents||Pasted text|
SmartCaps feature requirements:
- Phrases must begin with lower case.
- Autotext must be lower case.
- Autotext must not exist in a separate lower and upper-case variation.
- Autotext option " " must be disabled.
- The all caps feature must be configured under .
Phrases are inserted automatically by default if you trigger the phrase by entering its associated autotext.
If you activate option "", phrases are offered in a popup menu:
Press the customizable hotkey TAB to insert the phrase or continue typing to make the menu disappear automatically.
Remove trailing delimiter
If you do not want to output the trailing delimiter after phrase insertion, select "".