Shortcut Key Program – An Easy Way to Save Time and Increase Efficiency


Time is precious. Time is money. Every minute counts. So what if we told you that we have something which could save you hours? Well, here it is … our shortcut key program from Insight Software Solutions.


ShortKeys is a macro utility that helps you set up replacement text or paragraphs for any job required. You specify the shortcut keys and the job will be done. ShortKeys monitors the keyboard activity on a global nature so that anytime a user-defined keystroke combination (shortkey) is typed in; it will be replaced with the predetermined-text.


Intended for use with programs that allow text input like word processor, text editor and e-mail programs, this shortcut key program replaces a text string of up to 32 characters with a word, sentence, paragraph or several paragraphs. The result – you save your valuable time. Instead of manually typing in similar text, you can invest your time doing what requires greater attention. Typing errors can be eliminated by this process – simply choose a word or text string and associate it with the replacement text.


The number of replacement text combinations per file is unlimited and the replacement text can go up to 65,536 characters in length. We have also introduced 10 new features of ShortKeys which include rich text support, the option to open multiple files at the same time, sort shortkeys into categories to easily find the macros, larger size limit per shortkey, wait for key press function, shortkey delay feature, scope setting, automatic backup, shortkey notes and modified date information.


If a typist has one or two standard ways of signing his or her email, like “Thanks, Brenda” or “Sincerely, Brenda”, the employee can map those signatures to abbreviations like “tb” and “sb”. This is especially helpful in industries such as sales, customer service and data entry.

Uses of Shortcut Key Program

This dynamic shortcut key program has multiple uses. Here are just a few:

  • Quickly insert Personal Information such as Name, Address, Phone, Fax or Email into documents, forms, email, etc.
  • Insert URLs into your browser.
  • Customer Support/Service Centers: Working in a support center, you quickly realize that you receive the same questions over and over. Why keep typing the same information repetitively? Use a shortkey to do this. Your productivity and speed of work will increase immediately.
  • Boilerplate Text: Create boilerplate text for professions such as Legal, Medical, Dental, Insurance, Banking or Real Estate. Consolidate all of your standard phrases, terminology, clauses, etc. into a set of shortkeys. A few keys will save a lot of repetitive typing.
  • Software developers will also find this a real time-saver for inserting code.
  • Medical Transcriptionists: You will love this program for its flexibility and ease of use.
  • Teachers: See how ShortKeys will speed your online grading.
  • Sales Quotes: Type a shortkey when a customer requests a price or service quote. Keep templates in ShortKeys for quick insertion into a letter, fax or email.
  • Automate the entry of order forms, Web contests, etc.

To enable ShortKeys to work in the best possible manner, run the program and all word and replacement combinations will be active. Once your shortcut key program 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 entered in its place.