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  • J Wynia
    ... Take a look at Autohotkey*. While it actually does a LOT of different things it applies in this case by letting you define universal text shortcuts that
    Message 1 of 9 , Mar 1 5:10 PM
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      Michael W. Dean wrote:
      >
      > I know that there is a function for auto-complete in Word, but I'm
      > looking for something that would work in Word, e-mail, web forums, etc.
      >
      Take a look at Autohotkey*. While it actually does a LOT of different
      things it applies in this case by letting you define universal text
      shortcuts that get replaced when you type them. So, for instance, I've
      actually got the signature at the end of this email set up so that any
      time I type:

      ;;sig

      the signature gets injected. It happens anywhere on the machine. Just
      make sure you define them so that you couldn't accidentally type them. I
      just use the double semi-colon before every abbreviation and haven't had
      it replace anything I didn't want it to.

      You can do basic text or more elaborate stuff as well as to launch
      programs with keystrokes. I've got WINKEY+C mapped to launch the Windows
      calculator and WINKEY+S launches a new command shell, etc.

      It's nice and lightweight as well as really powerful, but easy to get
      started with. Let me know if you need a hand getting it up and running.

      *http://www.autohotkey.com/

      --
      J Wynia
      The Glass is Too Big
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    • Michael W. Dean
      ... http://lifehacker.com/software/freeware/download-of-the-day-phraseexpress-windows-214635.php Two tips: 1. I had problems with the new version 4 beta. It
      Message 2 of 9 , Mar 1 8:21 PM
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        --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, "Matthew Wayne Selznick"
        <mwselznick@...> wrote:
        >
        > Here we go:
        >
        http://lifehacker.com/software/freeware/download-of-the-day-phraseexpress-windows-214635.php



        Two tips:
        1. I had problems with the new version 4 beta. It seemed to slow the
        computer down a bit, and also sometimes made my caps lock not work.

        But the version 3.1.6 for Windows
        http://www.phraseexpress.com/download.htm

        works great and didn't slow the system down at all.

        2. Define your auto key shortcuts with a forward slash and then two
        letters. That way (unless you're a programmer who would type something
        like that in a normal day), you won't get the fills by accident.

        This program also has a goofy utility that tells you how much "money"
        it's saving you...you enter your typing speed and how much you make an
        hour, and at the end of the day it gives you a dollars saved amount.

        --Michael W. Dean

        "Clone The Homeless"
        Michael W. Dean's podcast that remembers when sex was safe and music
        was dangerous.
        http://www.clonethehomeless.com
      • Katronix Serf
        At my work we use a program called Type-It-In, basically its a floating app, that has buttons. Click on the buttons, and whatever window has focus gets the
        Message 3 of 9 , Mar 1 9:52 PM
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          At my work we use a program called Type-It-In, basically its a floating
          app, that has buttons. Click on the buttons, and whatever window has
          focus gets the text of whatever the button is set to.

          Michael W. Dean wrote:
          >
          > Does anyone know of a program for PCs that will add an option when you
          > right click to paste pre-determined blocks of text? This would be very
          > useful to me, there's a ton of things that I find myself typing over
          > and over and over (different sig lines, URLs, names of projects,
          > people's names, addresses, etc.) The program would need to be able to
          > give me choices of different pre-set entries.
          >
          > I know that there is a function for auto-complete in Word, but I'm
          > looking for something that would work in Word, e-mail, web forums, etc.
          >
          > Thank you,
          > Michael W. Dean
          > Clone The Homeless
          > http://www.clonethehomeless.com <http://www.clonethehomeless.com>
          >
          >

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        • David Smith
          ... Not a recommendation, just a suggestion. When I was still studying Medical Transcription, there were several programs that were suggested for, basically,
          Message 4 of 9 , Mar 2 5:34 PM
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            It was 1 Mar 2007, when Michael W. Dean commented:


            > Does anyone know of a program for PCs that will add an option when you
            > right click to paste pre-determined blocks of text? This would be very
            > useful to me, there's a ton of things that I find myself typing over and
            > over and over (different sig lines, URLs, names of projects, people's
            > names, addresses, etc.) The program would need to be able to give me
            > choices of different pre-set entries.
            >
            > I know that there is a function for auto-complete in Word, but I'm
            > looking for something that would work in Word, e-mail, web forums, etc.

            Not a recommendation, just a suggestion. When I was still studying
            Medical Transcription, there were several programs that were suggested
            for, basically, macros. You type two or three characters and get words or
            paragraphs you've previously associated there with. E.G., this free
            program, quoting from their help file:

            <quote>

            Speed Typing is a unique word processing utility that can do miracles. For
            example you can write a long letter by entering only one word. How is it
            possible? Simple. You can place over 100 000 letters, standard phrases,
            signatures, email addresses, frequently used sentences, URLs, phone
            numbers, and hieroglyphs in the Speed Typing┬┤s database; when needed, you
            can recall any information from the database just by typing a keyword in
            any place where it is possible to type words. This amazing program will
            work with any text editor.

            Examples:
            We enter: hwd
            We get: Have a wonderful day!

            We entered one word only, but got 3 words typed!

            </quote>

            It appears the website for same is http://www.colorpilot.com I think
            there was a better/more popular option, but danged if I can remember it.

            --
            Grizzly <grizzly at grizzly.podzone.org>
            Podcast: <http://grizzly.libsyn.com>
            What's it about? It's about five or
            ten minutes. Sometimes more.
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