# Macro/shortcut for defining text portion as code

I'm currently converting my thesis into LaTeX, and i have an issue: being an IT thesis, I have tons of code quotes.

The problem is not about the blocks of code: they are not that many and i can wrap them with {verbatim} tags. The problem is about the millions of inline single terms which should be formatted the same way.

Is there a way, for example, to define a macro or shortcut or whatever which, is i select one word and click it, automatically wraps it with {verbatim} (or equivalent) tags?

Hope I've been clear. This could really spare me hours of tedious work, thank You in advance!

• \newcommand{\code}[1]{\texttt{#1}} – musarithmia Jun 22 '15 at 0:44
• this is the job of (la)TeX editor, so what is your's? – touhami Jun 22 '15 at 1:17
• Do you mean auto-conversion: when you type ***, the editor automatically changes it into \texttt{***}? If so, I suppose that is not what this site handles, and if not, you should define a macro Andrew shows. – Merzong Jun 22 '15 at 4:57
• An example of what I mean: i have this phrase "We inserted this <tag> into the code." What I would like to do is just selecting "<tag>" and pressing e.g. ctrl+something to wrap it, without writing myself anything. – prtnkl Jun 22 '15 at 12:22
• To be more clear: writing \vrb instead of \begin{verbatim} is not a big advantage for me, I'd need to assign that to a keyboard shortcut. – prtnkl Jun 22 '15 at 12:25