ShortKeys is a macro utility allowing you to set up replacement text or paragraphs for any given
number of user defined keystrokes. ShortKeys monitors the keyboard activity on a global nature and
anytime a user defined keystroke combination (ShortKey) is typed in, it will be replaced with the
ShortKeys is intended for use with programs that allow text input such as a word processor, text
editor, e-mail program, etc. It replaces a text string of up to 32 characters with a word, sentence,
paragraph or several paragraphs, saving you valuable time by not having to manually type the text.
Errors in typing can be eliminated. Simply choose a word or text string and associate it with the
You may enter virtually an unlimited number of replacement text combinations per file. The replacement
text may be up to 65,536 characters in length.
To make it work, run the program and all word and replacement combinations will be active. Once
ShortKeys is running, it will monitor all keyboard activity. If one of the specified words is used,
it will be erased and the replacement text will be keyed in its place.
The Prefix Key method allows you to designate up to two characters that are to be added to the front
end of every ShortKey. For example you could assign a prefix of ##. You would then type ## plus your
ShortKey to trigger the replacement text. This makes it unlikely that you would accidentally trigger
a ShortKey, since you would not normally be typing ## in front of any text.
The Suffix Key method requires you to type in your ShortKey and press either the Space Bar or the
Enter key. Pressing the Space Bar or Enter key instructs the macro to start and the replacement text
to be inserted. Punctuation keys such as . , : ; ? ! and - may optionally be used as a suffix key.