Reuse of text data

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    Is there a way to store data like my email address and the retrieve it and paste into a document or form?
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    Can you creat a shortcut that if you type those letters it will inset it? Just be. Careful you don't use letters that you will often hit as typos and have your email inserted where you don't want it.

    I go by caq here. I could set caq as a shortcut and have it type my email address instead, if I wanted to. Have a few shortcuts set up in the keyboard section of the settings. Just be careful to use something that you won't put in accidentally where you don't want it in case you don't notice.

    I have three different embroidery machines and often type their names. I have abbreviations for them and the names get filled in automatically. I also have a shortcut for "embroidery unit" so I don't have to type it all the time. I type eu and get the option to have it replace eu with embroidery unit. You will get it as a suggestion and if you just keep typing will cause the substitution. Otherwise, you just touch the "x" by the suggestion and it will not do the substitution. But, if you don't notice it, your email address could appear where you don't want it.
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    To make the keyboard shortcuts (as mentioned by caq), go to the General tab in your Settings app and press the line titled "Keyboard." Scroll to the bottom to the line titled "Shortcuts."

    At the top right, there's a plus sign; tap it to enter a new shortcut. Just know that "phrase" is what you'll get when you type the "shortcut."

    I use several shortcuts - two of the most used ones are for my e-mail addresses. For example, I use "gm" to be the shortcut for my Gmail address.

    Then, with the shortcut created, you'll be able to enter your e-mail virtually anywhere.

    Marilyn
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    I use shortcuts extensively. I like things like pn for phone number and em for email. Those get you in trouble so I started putting an x in front of what I want. Rarely does normal typing call up an unwanted shortcut that way. When I want to insert my email I type xem1 or xem2. Hope that helps.

    DadOfEagans
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    Love the idea of adding the "x". Will make life much easier. Thank you for sharing that tip!

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