The zip file includes two versions: abbrv.edt is for use with WinEdt 5.2 (Build 20001213) or later, abbrv51.edt for WinEdt 5.1 or earlier. Make certain that you run the correct version.
This macro allows to define and expand abbreviations.
The abbreviations will be stored in a separate file, so that you can build up a rather complex abbreviation dictionary. If you assign a shortcut to it you can increase your typing rate a lot.
The second macro (abbrvlist.edt) presents the list of all defined abbreviations and lets you chose one.
You might want to sort the database alphabetically from time to time. You can do this by opening the file
You can easily define different abbreviation databases for different projects. (The documentation in the file shows how to do this.)
Macro contributed by Robert <w.m.lgmx.net>.