Auto Text Expander Tutorial

The Auto Text Expander Tool is a free Google Chrome Extension that can save time while documenting in SOAP notes by replacing shortcut text with full phrases.

WebPT has no association with the makers of Google or Auto Text Expander. 

Download and Install Google Chrome Browser

If Google Chrome is not currently installed on your computer, visit the Google Chrome Download Page, and follow the installation instructions. For the best experience please follow these instructions to set Chrome as your default browser. Chrome with Auto Text Expander is compatible with the Windows and Mac operating systems.

Download Auto Text Expander For Chrome

Visit theAuto Text Expander download page and select the  Add to Chrome button.

Setup Auto Text Expander

  1. After adding the extension, a screen will appear with instructions and sample shortcuts. These can be deleted using the grey trashcan icon to the right.
  2. Next, begin adding custom shortcuts. Click the Add button in the Shortcuts section and a field will appear for the custom shortcut to be entered. Type the shortcut first, then in the second field, type the full text.
  3. Once all shortcuts are entered, select the Save button.

Test the Shortcuts in WebPT

With shortcuts set up, test them in any field in WebPT.

Pro Tips and Tricks

Add/Edit Additional Shortcuts

To edit or add any shortcuts that would speed up documentation time, select the Text Expander icon at the top of the Chrome window.