OpenAI Text Processing

Using OpenAI requires an "API key" which you receive after registering an account at The API key must be entered in the PhraseExpress settings:

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To enter the API key:
  1. Register an account at
  2. Go to your OpenAI user profile and create a personal "API key" (example: 43943f3fd-r46f-0kqeb-55c-6lk3l2s183ab8).
  3. Copy & paste the API key into PhraseExpress.

A green check mark indicates successful activation in PhraseExpress.

Keep your API key at a safe place. PhraseExpress stores the key with encryption. You will not be able to restore it from PhraseExpress.

If the API key is not accepted, check if you mistyped or copied extra characters or spaces. Also, check your account status with OpenAI. We can't provide any support here as we do not operate the OpenAI service.

Your text will transmitted over the internet to the "OpenAI" online service (OpenAI privacy policy) via a regular https (port 443) to "" or "" .

PhraseExpress itself does not perform the AI processing but integrates the 3rd party service OpenAI into the user interface. Fees may apply for each text processing. Please contact OpenAI for OpenAI support. Due to the early stage of AI technology, the text output can be nonsense. Please consider the feature experimental. It is provided "as-is" and it is not part of the official PhraseExpress specification.


PhraseExpress comes with a selection of pre-defined presets to enable you using the OpenAI technology out of-the-box:

You can delete the pre-defined presets and create your own presets for quick access to frequently needed AI-powered text operations.

Adding new Presets

To create a new preset:
  1. Open the "PhraseExpress Settings » OpenAI text processing"
  2. Click the Plus-button right next to the preset list.
  3. Under "Preset label", give your new preset a descriptive name.
  4. Under "Instruction", describe in natural words, how you want the AI to process the text:

You now have quick access to your new preset by selecting any text in a phrase and right-clicking into the phrase contents:

Presets are saved in the PhraseExpress program configuration file.

Editing presets

To edit a custom preset, double-click the desired preset in the list, or select it and press the pencil icon.

Sample presets shipped with PhraseExpress cannot be edited.

Deleting presets

To select a preset, select it in the list of presets, click the trash bin in the lower right of the settings page and confirm the confirmation dialog.

Deleted sample presets shipped with PhraseExpress cannot be restored.

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