With iOS 5, Apple added the ability to create keyboard shortcuts on iPhone and iPad. The feature allows users to enter a short abbreviation that is automatically converted into a longer message. Now, with iOS 7 and Mavericks, keyboard shortcuts can be synchronized between iOS and Mac devices through the option of Documents and Datapresent in SettingsiCloud.
How to create keyboard shortcuts
To create a keyboard shortcut in iOS 7, open Settings and scroll down until you see General, then click on it. From here, scroll down and select the item Keyboard.
Usually iOS with a default abbreviation "cmq"Which is converted to However.
To create an abbreviation, select Add abbreviationAt the bottom of the page. In the field Phrase, type the whole phrase / word you want to abbreviate. In the field Abbreviation, type an abbreviation or acronym of the phrase you want to be transformed into the extended phrase / word. To save this change, press the key Savetop right.
To remove a keyboard shortcut previously entered, select the button Editin the upper right corner. Then, press the red circle to the left of the link you want to delete and confirm by pressing the word Delete in the red box.
To create a keyboard shortcut in Mavericks, open System Preferences, then click Keyboard. Select the "Text?At the top of the screen.
To create a link, press the "+" lower left. In the box "Replace?, Type in the shortcut you want to use. In the box "With?, Type the whole sentence / word. Press the button Submit to save the new entry.
If you do not want to use the abbreviation, press the gray button "x?On the suggestion pop-up. While on Mac you can press the "Esc"On the keyboard if you do not want to use the abbreviation.