“Surprise! Mountain Lion has a great new secret feature: basic text expansion. Here’s how to set it up and some handy shortcuts to get you started,” Adam Dachis reports for Lifehacker.

For a demo of how it works and how to set it up, check out the video below.

Dachis reports, “First things first, let’s get text expansion (or Substitution, as Apple calls it) set up.”

To get it set up, either watch the video up top or follow these steps:

1. Open up System Preferences.
2. Choose the Language & Text section.
3. Click the Text tab.
4. Press the + button at the bottom-right corner of the window.
5. Type the shortcut you want to use in the left text box, and what you want that shortcut to expand to in the right box.
6. Repeat as desired.

Dachis reports, “Now for some phrases you should add right now…”

Read more in the full article here.