In Windows I used to have a program (or actually a background service) in which I could define shortcuts or abbreviations, which would automatically expand to full sentences or phrases wherever I type them.
For example, when I type: (in any program or context)
It would automatically be replaced with:
Best regards, Rocketnuts.
And I could define and customize tons of personal 'text shortcuts' like these. It helped me a great deal in typing texts faster and more efficient.
Note that the backtick character was to invoke the replacement (could also be customized to something else, like
Question: Is there a way to pull this off in OS X? (FYI: I'm using OS X El Capitan 10.11.3)
I've heard it ought to be possible with OS X's native keyboard / text settings, by defining autocorrect entries, but could not find a way to get that to work as described above.
Note that I absolutely don't want to enable dictionary-based autocorrection (that drives me crazy, as I often type in multiple languages).