Windows autocorrect- Adding hotstrings in AutoHotKey
For about 20 years I loved using autocorrect feature in Word and Excel to help me write commonly used phrases. Unfortunately, at that time, MS office didn’t sync across programs so I had to maintain my list of corrections in each program. Worse yet; I also had to repeat it on every computer that I used.
About a decade ago I read an article which mentioned AutoHotKey had built in “Hotstrings” which provided a similar functionality but would work in any windows program. (AutoHotKey has a ton of other great features but this is the one that has the largest appeal to the most users.)
I think of hotstrings and a windows autocorrect. Used intelligently you can tell the computer when I type a few letters, replace the abbreviation I just typed with a full sentence, paragraph, etc. It is fairly easy to add Hotstrings in AutoHotKey however there is a script which speeds-up the process. The below video walks through the process.