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transpose letters

Postby rudyheller » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:07 am

I often transpose letters, meaning I write 'hte' when I mean to write 'the'. That is an error that the spellchecker automatically fixes but there are many other instances where there is no automatic correction. I've been trying to create a shortcut to transpose my letters (in all applications) by hitting an f-key, but I cannot make it happen. Can somebody help me? My steps are as follows:
1. place cursor immediately after transposed letters.
2. cut second of transposed letters.
3. use left arrow key to move back one space to immediately before first of transposed letters.
4. paste letter at this location
5. end of routine.
Why can't I get this to work? Thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: transpose letters

Postby gb2 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:00 am

1) Type Keystroke - shift left arrow
2) Type Keystroke - command - x
3) Type Keystroke - left arrow
4) Type Keystroke - command -v
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Re: transpose letters

Postby Mark Cowan » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:24 pm

In a lot of Mac applications, Control-T will do this. It’s built into the system: OS X keyboard shortcuts
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Re: transpose letters

Postby gb2 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:44 pm

Note: the built in method requires you to put the cursor between the two letters you want to exchange and in my example the cursor is after the two letters you want to swap. You could make the shortcut do it either way or from the beginning of the two letters.
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