BBEdit TextFactory in Keyboard Maestro
Did you know that you can tap into BBedit's TextFactory in Keyboard Maestro?
What is BBEdit's TextFactory?
BBEdit Text Factory is a user-defined set of text command done in a particular order. You can do simple tasks such as Change Case, Sort Lines, and simple search and replace in a particular order that works for your situation.
Why use it in Keyboard Maestro?
The key reason to use TextFactory functionality is that it puts the best of both applications together. You use Keyboard Maestro to define the action, and then let BBEdit do it's work.
Sample TextFactory Action
Zap Gremlins is a common action that I do with BBEdit. I use it to remove all those smart-quotes and other hidden characters that I don't want to appear in the text.
Sorting List is and then Capitalize the words is another common task that I would do in BBEdit.
Both of these are Menu items so that it's easier to invoke them when I need to.
- Text Factory files are usually stored in ~/Library/Application Support/BBEdit/
- Double check Keyboard Maestro for some text commands as there are plenty of built in tools that might be easier to do in Keyboard Maestro.
- Applying a BBEdit Text action will cause Keyboard Maestro to open up BBEdit.
- Learn more about BBEdit TextFactory
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