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Enable Text Substitutions from Mac Text Replacements

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Aug 25, 2020

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Hi,

 

I have set up text replacements in my keyboard settings that I would also like to use when filling out a text box in a fillable form that I have created.  On other apps, I could go to View > Substitutions > Check Text Replacement, but there doesn't seem to be any option of that sort in Adobe Pro.  Is there a way to use my text substitution shortcuts in Adobe pro?

 

 

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Enable Text Substitutions from Mac Text Replacements

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Hi,

 

I have set up text replacements in my keyboard settings that I would also like to use when filling out a text box in a fillable form that I have created.  On other apps, I could go to View > Substitutions > Check Text Replacement, but there doesn't seem to be any option of that sort in Adobe Pro.  Is there a way to use my text substitution shortcuts in Adobe pro?

 

 

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Hi Angela,

Can you give an example?

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I'm using a Mac computer.  On a Mac, you can go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Text replacements and here create shortcuts for typing such as "onw" for "On my way."  This way, when typing in a Pages/Word Document or anywhere on the internet, I would only have to type "onw" and press enter to have the complete phrase replace the three letters I typed.  In a PDF, I figure out a way to use these shortcuts.  I would type "onw," but it would not automatically give me the shortcut phrase(s) I had pre-entered into my keyboard shortcuts.  Is there a way around this?

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You can do it using a validation or calculation script, but you will have to use JavaScript code to do it and re-define all of your existing shortcuts. Here's a simple example of such code using the texts you provided:

 

event.value = event.value.replace(/onw/g, "on my way");

 

Also, the replacement will only take place once you exit the field, not while you're typing.

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