Hi Richard (to Off-topic and cc'd to Richard)
I was away for a week and followed this thread for the three days it ran
until 5 days ago when it petered out, with Larry's last message. It took me
a long time to figure out what you were after too - mostly because I'd
forgotten that one of the clip libraries is "PasteClips"! When I saw that
and then went back and read what you'd originally written it suddenly made
perfect sense :-)
You got good advice (especially from Larry who I think was the first to
figure out what you were after).
If, as several others had suggested, you are just starting with Notetab and
wanted eventually to become proficient in writing your own clips then you've
probably got a lot to chew over. On the other hand, if you want to
accomplish the specific task you describe I think the answer (at least as
far as minimizing keystrokes goes) might be this program: RoboType 3 (from
It used to be free but unfortunately they now charge approx $14.00/year for
unlimited downloads of any of their excellent utilities (and no longer
With it running in the systray then in *ANY* other program that allows you
to enter text, type your chosen abbreviation followed by a "/" and it will
be replaced. So if you set it up so that your have Ed's address loaded in it
as "ed" and John Jones' address loaded as "jj" then typing *JUST*
ed/ or jj/ will replace it with the text you want. (It also has some neat
macro type functions that allow you to insert today's date etc.) - no need
to use the clipboard at all.
Sent to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-OffTopic
go there and >>JOIN GROUP<<if you want further discussion,
Regards ... Alec
from the site:
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and cut and paste from there, but that approach is clumsy. Some programs
have macro expansion facilities, but not all. RoboType 3, which adds a
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You define abbreviations for the words, phrases, and paragraphs that you
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RoboType 3 runs under Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP. The
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---- Original Message ----
From: "Larry Thomas" <larryt@...
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 22:38
Subject: [gla: Re: [Clip] NoteTab software.
> Hi Richard,
> Wow! Oh Boy! I hardly know where to start but I will try.