Expands an abbreviation or TextExpander snippet
This action can either use Editorial’s built-in snippet/abbreviation system or TextExpander snippet syntax.
In the Abbreviation mode, you can enter any snippet abbreviation and it will be expanded to the full snippet. For example, you might enter “tyvm” in the text field, and the output of the action would be “Thank you very much” (if you have such a snippet).
In the second mode, TextExpander Snippet Syntax, you can enter the actual text of the snippet (not the abbreviation), using TextExpander’s macro syntax, for example %clipboard or the various date macros (%Y-%m-%d...). This also works with fill-ins and date math. For a full reference of TextExpander’s snippet syntax, please refer to these pages in the TextExpander documentation:
Please note that some advanced macros are not supported in Editorial, specifically key presses (e.g. %key:esc%) and anything that uses AppleScript or Shell scripts (these only work on the Mac). On the other hand, fill-ins can actually be more powerful in Editorial than in TextExpander because you can combine them with workflow variables. For example, you could set the default text in a fill-in field to the contents of the clipboard, which wouldn’t be possible with a pure TextExpander snippet.
It is not necessary that you have TextExpander touch installed for the snippet syntax to work.
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