Is there anyway of importing text snippets made using PhraseExpress in windows to TextExpander on mac?
I know you can import TextExpander snippets to PhraseExpress but can you do the other way around.
PhraseExpress 9.1 can now sync with TextExpander in both directions: http://www.phraseexpress.com/textexpander-windows.htm
Short answer: No, you can't do that. PhraseExpress uses a proprietary export method that only allows those files to be imported into PhraseExpress.
Long answer: There's no easy way. However, if you copy your PhraseExpress snippets to a csv-file (like Excel or OpenOffice Writer), you can reimport that file into TextExpander. You won't be able to preserve any macros. And you will either have to copy and paste all the snippets and their descriptions one by one or write a script that copies all from those files and writes them elsewhere. (I did something like that a while ago with AutoHotkey.)
EDIT: I've found the AutoHotkey script that I had created to copy from the PhraseExpress window to an Excel spreadsheet. It is for the German version of PhraseExpress, you'll have to adjust the keyboard shortcuts used. (Or I may do that later if I get around to doing it.)
Here's the AutoHotkey code:
If this is too tedious for you, it might just be easier to recreate the snippets in TextExpander.
Maybe if you contact PhraseExpress Support, they will help you, but otherwise there is no simple way of sharing your PhraseExpress snippets with Textexpander, neither through sync, nor through import.
Just noticed this myself while looking for a solution to the same problem:
That's all there is to it. Mind you, I have yet to verify that this works, especially any macro conversions, but I figure if PE can import from TE, they can probably write a file in the same format.