You can assign a hot key directly to the accelerator or combine accelerators into groups. If you want to call an accelerator from the group, you have to press the group hot key and then press the accelerator key. To apply the accelerator, just select the text you want to modify and press the accelerator hot key. If accelerator is created to insert the text chunk, then you don't need to select the text. Text Accelerator gets the text by sending CTRL+C key combination and inserts the modified text by sending the CTRL+V key combination. Most text editors or text fields support these keys combination to copy/paste text.