Snow Leopard has a great new feature called "Text Substitutions" which allows you to avoid lots of typing. The can be used in Mailplane, learn how to turn in on.
Snow Leopard has a great new feature called "Text Substitutions" which allows you to avoid lots of typing:
- Text Replacements: Define short text snippets which are automatically expanded when entered.
- Smart Links: Enter a URL and it automatically is turned into a clickable link.
- Smart Dashes: Replaces the double hyphen to a better looking dash character.
- Smart Quotes: Enter “book-like“ quotes.
Here's how you can turn on the feature inside Mailplane:
- Compose a new message
- Control-Click the body text
- Click Substitutions > Show Substitutions to open the "Substitution" utility window.
- Turn on the substitutions you need, I find the Text Replacement feature most useful.
- Press the "Text Preferences..." button to define your own text replacements
- Now test it: Enter (c) or TM followed by space to replace the text with a copyright/trademark sign.
You can also access the text replacement settings by going to System Preferences > Text/Languages/Text:
Need more? Try "Text Snippets"
If you need to manage more text replacements, try Mailplane's text snippet feature. Define text snippets in Preferences > Accounts > Text Snippets and insert into your email by using the ⌘-Option-I keyboard shortcut.