Text Expander E-Mail Signature Mojo

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I love hearing from readers and listeners with interesting questions. Recently, reader Teri wrote asking about how to make clickable links using TextExpander for an e-mail signature. I have been doing this for some time by using the entire link. For instance up until very recently, part of my e-mail signature looked like this:

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Teri's question was whether, using TextExpander, she could put a link in without spelling out the link specifically. Turns out you can.

The trick is:

1. Enable Formatted Text and Pictures with the snippet:

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2. Type out the entire Link:

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3. Context Click and Create URL

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4. Go Into the Created Link and Edit the Text

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5. Customize the Text

Set your fonts and colors. Here is my final product.

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Thanks to the gang at SmileOnMyMac for helping me sort this out and for their continuing effort on TextExpander.