I have a very basic macro created to insert a text template for book reviews. I intend to edit and store the notes in nvALT (Dropbox), but the macro I have created is not functioning within the nvALT application.
The macro is triggered by the string “.book” being typed and is inserted via “Insert Text by Pasting”. When I use it in the Stickies application that comes with OS X, or even here as I was typing without the macro disabled, it works fine. When I go into nvALT, however, and type the trigger nothing happens.
I’ve looked through all of the options in nvALT preferences and none of them seem to interfere with this non-functionality. Any help is appreciated.
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