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Does Tag Editor really support Auto text?
Thread poster: Francis Kastalski

Francis Kastalski  Identity Verified
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Dec 8, 2007

Dear colleagues

Good morning.

I would like to hear from you whether any of you have ever succeeded in using the Auto text capability when working with Tag Editor. The fact is, you find it in the program, but I have never been able to make it work. And it would be just perfect if it did, because the feature is so highly useful for me when working directly in Word application.

Any words on it? Thanks in advance and all the best,
Francis


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Stefan de Boeck  Identity Verified
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the works Dec 8, 2007

Any words on it?


In TagEditor/Tools/AutoText... enter a word, say "programmatically". Click OK.
The next time you would be required to type this thing out, just type "p" and press Enter. There you are.
(If you add other items beginning in "p", say "pneumatic", press "pr" Enter for "programmatically" and "pn" Enter for "pneumatic".
And so on.)


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Heike Behl, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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AutoHotkey Dec 8, 2007

An even better tool is AutoHotkey (download for free).

The problem with Auto text is that you run into problems when words start with the same letter or letter sequence. In those cases, I find this tool rather hindrance than help.

AutoHotkey lets you define any key combination to trigger the word in question. E.g. you could define "cb" as "checkbox". AutoHotkey works with a script that allows you to do all kind of things with the push of a key combination such as open programms, re-define key combinations etc. It comes with a help file with lots of examples, and the shortcut function for long or frequently repeated words is extremely easy to use.

Furthermore, AutoHotkey is program-independent, ie. you can use the same shortcut keys in all programs.


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Stefan de Boeck  Identity Verified
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thanks for pointer, Heike Dec 9, 2007

Heike Behl, Ph.D. wrote:

An even better tool is AutoHotkey (download for free).

The problem with Auto text is that you run into problems when words start with the same letter or letter sequence. In those cases, I find this tool rather hindrance than help.

AutoHotkey lets you define any key combination to trigger the word in question. E.g. you could define "cb" as "checkbox". AutoHotkey works with a script that allows you to do all kind of things with the push of a key combination such as open programms, re-define key combinations etc. It comes with a help file with lots of examples, and the shortcut function for long or frequently repeated words is extremely easy to use.

Furthermore, AutoHotkey is program-independent, ie. you can use the same shortcut keys in all programs.


I'll look into it.
And pray I don't run into trouble.


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Francis Kastalski  Identity Verified
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I will try AutoHotkey Dec 9, 2007

Thanks saitch and Heike for your comments.
Looking forward to try Autohotkey.


Cheers,
Francis

[Editada em 2007-12-09 12:43]


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