Shortcut app shortkeys

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  1. uffdababe

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    Hi: I am looking for an app that is similar to the software Shortkeys. I need an app that will allow me to put a paragraph insertion into an email with the use of a few letters, i.e. ff1 or ? I can't find anything that will allow me to do this in an AOL email or really anything without first using their note page or their email. I just want to be able to type "ff1" and the whole paragraph/letter/email that I saved pops in to ANY email.

    I know I probably don't make alot of sense. Hopefully, someone understands and is able to help me.

    Lori

    PS I have tried Text Expander and few others with no luck
     
  2. skimonkey

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    Have you tried to make a shortcut on your iPad keyboard? If you go to iPad settings/general/keyboard/shortcuts--you can add new short cuts when typing things.

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    P.s....I just used the shortcut to sign off on my post here! FYI! :)
     
  3. Roy Rob

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    As skimonkey said, these are my shortcuts which you set up in Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts.



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    Hope we helped.
     
  4. uffdababe

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    Yes, I know about that. I need to make a generic email with several paragraphs that I use all the time, hit a couple of keys and it comes up and I fill in the parts I need. I use to use "Shortkeys" but it doesn't work on the iPad. Thanks for your help.
     
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    That's weird, it worked for me using the shortcuts and then transferring it to my hotmail account...I used your quote and the shortcut as uff.



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  6. Roy Rob

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    It works for me as well. I tested it on my Gmail account and had no problem at all?
     
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    The problem is that the iPad keyboard shortcuts do not provide for carriage returns, so the whole entry is on one line. That's clumsy for some things, impossible for others. Or am I ignorant of the secret handshake?

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    Couldn't you set it up for separate shortcuts? That way you can do your "return" and add that line.

    In this example--I've assigned lan to a shortcut...and also used uff shortcut to get this....

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    Uff shortcut added...

    Yes, I know about that. I need to make a generic email with several paragraphs that I use all the time, hit a couple of keys and it comes up and I fill in the parts I need. I use to use "Shortkeys" but it doesn't work on the iPad. Thanks for your help.
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    This might be a possibility for the OP.
     
  9. Andy Loba

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    Could you tell me why I can only create 20 shortcuts on my ipad. I was under the impression I could create much more.
    Thanks for your cooperation .
     
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    I didn't know there was a limit myself....though I only have about 10 shortcuts I've assigned. Maybe others know.
     

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