Just a quick update because i'm STILL trying to figure this out...
It seems that the bottom line is that KM won't (can't) trigger text "in line" like i'm asking it to.
It MUST be a conflict somewhere because i created a "Display text in a window" macro and it works just fine. i also added a "Speak Text" action after my "Insert Text" action and i get the speech but no text.
i've gone into my Security & Privacy settings and disabled Accessibility access for TextExpander and Alfred just in case they were conflicting. i even changed the trigger to a hot key...just for fun. It just won't paste text in place like it should.
i want to do a simple thing and it's now sucked up 2 days of my time and it's driving me crazy!