On 23/06/2005, at 15.21, Ben Jackson wrote:
Anyone here use or has used TypeIt4Me? I loved the
idea while it
worked on my machine, but after 5 minutes it disappeared from my
menu bar and the developer is not responsive. Basically every time
you press a space it scans a list of abbreviations and expands the
text if it finds a match. Is this something I could do in tm with a
I'd think so. Though more like a macro (bound to space) which first
selects current word and then runs a command with output set to e.g.
Then that command can look at $TM_CURRENT_WORD and output whatever it
wants. You'd probably want to set the scope for this macro to “text”
so it doesn't interfer with your coding.
Though you may also want to look into snippets (with tab triggers),
although a bit more “manual” in that you need to press tab after the
abbreviation (instead of space), it's basically the same, though also
support placeholders and shell runs. For an example try to write:
“c)” and press tab. For me that expands to: “(c) Copyright 2005 Allan
Odgaard. All Rights Reserved. ”. For you it should give you your
name :) You can also do “isoD” for current date in ISO 8601 format,
or “lorem” for a lot of Latin text. All this is defined in the Bundle
Editor. The snippets mentioned are in the Text Utilities bundle.
There are more interesting snippets in the various programming
language bundles (snippets which e.g. have placeholders you can tab