Do you find yourself typing the same phrases and paragraphs over and over? Perhaps you prepare business documents that contain paragraphs worded in a standard way. Or maybe you're a technical support provider and repeatedly receive the same questions in email. Or maybe there are certain long and complicated URLs that you find yourself needing to give out all the time. Some programs have macro expansion facilities, but not all. You could save your reusable text in a document and cut and paste from there, but that approach is clumsy. A better solution is RoboType 3, which adds a text expansion feature to almost any Windows program. You define abbreviations for the words, phrases, and paragraphs that you frequently retype and RoboType 3 does the rest, replacing your abbreviations with the expanded text. This latest update of RoboType includes numerous enhancements. A new "groups" feature lets you organize your abbreviations by category. The new "tag" feature lets you use variables such as date and time when defining the expanded text. In addition to the larger enhancements, you'll many smaller refinements throughout the program. RoboType 3 was written by Gregory A. Wolking, and first appeared in PC Magazine September 3, 2002 (v21n15). Source code is included.
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