Import macOS autotext

PhraseExpress can import your autotext replacement items stored in macOS for use in any program and to sync your Mac autotexts with PhraseExpress for Windows.

To import macOS autotexts for use in PhraseExpress:
  1. Open the PhraseExpress main program window.
  2. Click on "File" in the top left corner of the system menu bar and select "Import macOS Autotexts".

PhraseExpress will create a new phrase folder which holds a copy of all autotexts defined in macOS.

Important configuration requirement

MacOS includes a basic autotext feature that will collide with PhraseExpress if you use the same autotext abbreviations. Do not to use the same abbreviations or consider removing any autotext definitions from macOS autotext:

  1. Open the macOS System Preferences:

  2. Open section Keyboard:

  3. Switch to section "Text" and either uncheck "Correct spelling automatically" or delete the autotexts that you intend to use in PhraseExpress:

  4. If you wish to use keyboard arrow keys and TAB to conveniently navigate in forms with the keyboard, switch to section "Shortcuts" und set option "Use keyboard navigation...":

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