To get started unzip the downloaded files and run Setup. A small red tab will appear at the top left-hand corner of your screen. Click on this and it will be replaced with a small window into which you can type text commands. That's all there is to it.
A list of sample commands is created when you install text2run, so by simply clicking on the red tab and typing the letter c you will immediately be able to run the Windows calculator. This illustrates that your personalized text commands can be as short as a single character, however they can also be as long as you like provided they are easy for you to remember. Other commands on the sample list are np to run NotePad, wp to run WordPad, progs to open your Programs Folder, mail to open Outlook Express if it is installed and web to open Google in a Web Browser if one is installed. Using built-in features you can add as many more text commands as you want, view the command list and edit it to suit your requirements. There are no system commands or reserved words that you must avoid and the sample commands can be removed leaving you with a completely personalized set of text commands.
With text2run you can use simple personalized text commands to run programs and applications such as word processors (e.g. WordPerfect or Word) as well as open folders, music files, image files and documents etc. You can also use Simple Text commands to take you to favourite web sites.