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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: July 28, 2014, 03:38:14 PM
I clicked Column Mode in edit menu.  But I sure can't figure out how to select a column.
The basic editor window looks interesting.  But also I notice no RegEx support in search.
Quoting part of another message in the Yahoo! Group for Crimson Editor:
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By column mode I am guessing you are referring to column copy, cut, and paste. Yes, this is in Diamond however right now it works by using the keyboard, not the mouse. The mouse of course works everywhere else. This task is a bit complicated but it will get there. I wanted to announce Diamond and see how it is received.

Please feel free to download and give Diamond a spin. If you just want to read some  documentation here is a link:

http://sourceforge.net/pr.../diamond_doc.zip/download 
 https://sourceforge.net/p...ice/files/diamond/binary/ Thanks for your interest.

Barbara
I tried Diamond 1.1 on Vista Home Premium last night, and found that it currently only does Unix line ends, not Windows CR/LF.  I immediately uninstalled it...  a bit unkind, perhaps, especially as it's a very young project.  I wish they'd make it no-install, so testing new versions didn't involve Windows installation tedium.

But also I notice no RegEx support in search.
Later versions of Crimson Editor (since 2002!) do have regexps; see the What's New listing on Homepage of Crimson Editor.

I had good service from Crimson Editor at work a few years back, and therefore have an affection for it.  However, I'd guess most people will point you to Notepad++.  NPP is, after all, a genuinely active project.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: July 27, 2014, 04:18:51 PM
From a post in the Crimson Editor Yahoo! Group:
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Since development of the Crimson Editor ceased several years ago, I decided it was time to create a new project with similar features and functionality.

I am officially announcing the Diamond Editor.
 
Diamond is a full editor capable of running on Windows, X11, and OS X. Diamond was designed and developed in C++ and is available for the following platforms:

Windows 32 bit Windows 64 bit
Debian (Wheezy) Fedora 20 Ubuntu 14.04
OS X 10.7

Windows installers, binaries for X11, and a dmg for OS X can be downloaded from: http://sourceforge.net/pr...ice/files/diamond/binary/

Diamond is open source and released under the GPL. Any questions and comments can be posted on the discussion area on the SourceForge  forum: http://sourceforge.net/p/...rspice/discussion-diamond https://sourceforge.net/p...on-diamond/?source=navbar 
Thank you,

 Barbara
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AUSPEX (Text expander with regexp features) on: July 26, 2014, 04:34:18 PM
Instant Text 7 Pro with an interesting feature : automatic glossary creation. But I think this last program don't have the regexp feature.
I just checked IT7's Help file and can find no mention of regular expressions.  Personally, I don't see the need for regexps in a text expander.  You might be better served by trying a bulk search-and-replace tool, something like HandyFile Find And Replace (HFFR), which does support them.
4  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / NoteFrog lifetime license $9.95 - but no new licenses ever after?? on: July 11, 2014, 03:27:34 PM
I've never seen this happen to a software license before  ohmy  My italics:

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Happy birthday Frog!
Posted by berry – July 10, 2014

The Frog is 6 years old. Not too bad for the amphibian. Not bad for most software either.

In celebration, we’re offering a NoteFrog license at the incredible price of $9.95 and also introducing – NoteFrog “friends and family” licensing.

From now until the end of the promotion, licensing is an “in perpetuity” (Lifetime) license. You may use NoteFrog forever and will be entitled to any and all future versions offered. And, yes, there will be future versions offered. We use NoteFrog ourselves and will continue to improve it and add features. Version 3 is currently in beta testing and features AES128 database encryption as an option for those of you concerned about the privacy/security of your NoteFrog library. We are also working on the inclusion of HTML data in the library. These and other improvements will be available to all registered users.

All NoteFrog development will continue to be made available to our licensees, but following this policy transition we will no longer be actively marketing/selling NoteFrog. All NoteFrog upgrades will be limited to the existing “family” of users.

Quite a few of our current licensees are word-of-mouth customers. They’ve joined the NoteFrog family as a result of a recommendation from a family member, friend or associate. We appreciate the loyalty of our customer base, so we will continue to make NoteFrog available to your “friends and family” based on a recommendation from you, our customers. Simply send us the email address for your NoteFrog “friends and family” license request using your NoteFrog registration email account and we will send them an email link allowing them to purchase NoteFrog at the “friends and family” license price, currently $15.95. This “friends and family” referral will be the only way to obtain a NoteFrog license after the current promotion period.

Help spread the word, and the word is “The Frog is having a sale.”

But don’t delay. When the sale is over, it’s over.

No time period quoted for the promo?
5  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: July 11, 2014, 03:19:41 PM
The latest NoteFrogBlog post leaves me bemused:

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Happy birthday Frog!
Posted by berry – July 10, 2014

The Frog is 6 years old. Not too bad for the amphibian. Not bad for most software either.

In celebration, we’re offering a NoteFrog license at the incredible price of $9.95 and also introducing – NoteFrog “friends and family” licensing.

From now until the end of the promotion, licensing is an “in perpetuity” (Lifetime) license. You may use NoteFrog forever and will be entitled to any and all future versions offered. And, yes, there will be future versions offered. We use NoteFrog ourselves and will continue to improve it and add features. Version 3 is currently in beta testing and features AES128 database encryption as an option for those of you concerned about the privacy/security of your NoteFrog library. We are also working on the inclusion of HTML data in the library. These and other improvements will be available to all registered users.

All NoteFrog development will continue to be made available to our licensees, but following this policy transition we will no longer be actively marketing/selling NoteFrog. All NoteFrog upgrades will be limited to the existing “family” of users.

Quite a few of our current licensees are word-of-mouth customers. They’ve joined the NoteFrog family as a result of a recommendation from a family member, friend or associate. We appreciate the loyalty of our customer base, so we will continue to make NoteFrog available to your “friends and family” based on a recommendation from you, our customers. Simply send us the email address for your NoteFrog “friends and family” license request using your NoteFrog registration email account and we will send them an email link allowing them to purchase NoteFrog at the “friends and family” license price, currently $15.95. This “friends and family” referral will be the only way to obtain a NoteFrog license after the current promotion period.

Help spread the word, and the word is “The Frog is having a sale.”

But don’t delay. When the sale is over, it’s over.
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Easy Script to move all loose files in a folder into it's alphabetic subfolder on: July 06, 2014, 11:13:51 AM
Can you change read/write permissions on the folders, or get your sysadmin to do it for you?  [...]

+1  Requires no simulated thought on the part of the users smiley
Also prevent them from drag-and-dropping subfolders into the wrong places, and send a subtle hint that they should listen when asked to put the files in the right alphabetic slots  smiley
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / CintaNotes Lifetime PRO License on: July 04, 2014, 05:10:59 PM
Quoting the CintaNotes newsletter dated 23 June 2014, 11:19:45

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http://us6.campaign-archi...aa18204e&e=13f0b2ddef
http://cintanotes.us6.lis...bb01d588&e=13f0b2ddef


** Introducing CintaNotes Lifetime PRO License
------------------------------------------------------------
If you have a CintaNotes PRO license, you're probably not exactly jubilant about having to renew your license every year to continue receving new versions.

Many users have requested us to provide an option for a so-called lifetime license: pay a bit more upfront, then receive free updates for life. No more worries about the license key being not valid for a new version - only stress-free note taking.

We have pondered on the idea and have finally decided to give it a try. So I'm glad to say that, effective today, we make the CintaNotes Lifetime PRO license available!

The price for this license is higher than for a regular license: 119 USD for new customers, and 79.99 USD for existing customers. Why is it so much higher? Because we've learned from mistakes of others: in the past, many good software products disappeared because their authors had set the price of a lifetime license too low. And then had to abandon any further development, because the flow of new customers just wasn't strong enough. We wouldn't want this to happen to CintaNotes. So I'd like to stress this out: we offer this more as a convenience option, not as a discount.
Feature-wise there is no difference between PRO and Lifetime PRO. The only difference will be that Lifetime PRO license holders will enjoy priority technical support.
Here are the relevant links for the interested:
Buy the Lifetime PRO license (http://cintanotes.us6.lis...e33e03d0&e=13f0b2ddef)
Upgrade from regular PRO license to the Lifetime PRO license (http://cintanotes.us6.lis...e8c055e6&e=13f0b2ddef)

Copyright © 2014 Cinta Software / Sitex OOO, All rights reserved.
8  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Easy Script to move all loose files in a folder into it's alphabetic subfolder on: July 04, 2014, 04:30:40 PM
Wish there as a rule I could enforce on a folder that would not allow any files (OR additional folders for that matter) to be added at the top level.  This would force the users to put them in the alphabetic sub-directories they belong in so I would not have to clean up after them.
While "wishing" the next thing would be a way to PREVENT certain people with "sticky fingers" from accidentally dragging one or more of the subdirectories down to the next level inside another subdirectory
Can you change read/write permissions on the folders, or get your sysadmin to do it for you?  I'm wondering if it would help to partially invert the logic.  That is, force  all users to write into the top-level or another holding folder, by giving them write permissions to that one only, with read-only permissions to the alphabetized folders inside.  Then, keep running your script as before on a schedule or via File Notify.  That way, everyone only need remember a single target location, the only one they can write to anyway, and the script moves the files into their correct destinations automatically.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend less known macro apps and text expanders on: June 27, 2014, 04:57:11 PM
A few month ago I discovered FastKeys. It is written in AutoHotkey.
So are jgpaiva's abbreviations importer and Texter, mentioned previously.  AHK seems good for text expansion; I used it myself for a while.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend less known macro apps and text expanders on: June 27, 2014, 04:55:15 PM
Comfort Keys will definitely work as a text completer and a text expander.
Completer, easy; Enable Word Autocomplete from the right-click menu.  Thank you for drawing my attention to its expander feature, which comes via its Template Manager.  There's more in that than I thought, but I'd prefer expansion to work in the same way as Typing Assistant, Breevy and others do, i.e., expansion is or can be triggered by space or punctuation mark rather than having to always use a special key to pop up a menu, then find your short form.  Breevy gives you three options for Replace typed abbreviation: (1) Immediately, (2) After the trigger key is pressed (like Comfort Keys), and (3) After a word-ending character is typed, with configuration options for what is considered a word-ending character.

the options for this program need a real overhaul. Options that should be grouped together aren't.
Agreed.  Perhaps that's because of it being an omnibus edition of Comfort Keys, On-Screen Keyboard, Clipboard and Comfort Typing, though I'd have expected text completion and expansion to be grouped together in Comfort Typing anyway.
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Pasting screenshots in some of the MS Office products on: June 19, 2014, 04:15:29 PM
where CHS is not saving the correct DPI value.
er...  SSC?
12  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: June 15, 2014, 03:50:37 PM
Humph.  Latest blog post Version 3 planning says, in part:
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The major changes in the initial implementation are:
* Support for encrypted (aes128) libraries
* Removal of reminders
* Removal of clipboard collection support under Windows XP
So it's mostly encryption, plus removing "legacy problems."  I was hoping that HTML note type would appear, but no mention here.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend less known macro apps and text expanders on: June 15, 2014, 03:43:39 PM
[Edit at UK time 2014-06-16, 21:18:-]
Apologies if my original post was terse to the point of enigmatic.  DC has several earlier threads on text expanders, and I presumed that you'd be familiar with them.

Corrected John Knowles' links; he has his own domain now.
[/Edit]

BTW, here is a list containing more text expanders/completers etc.

TwinkiePaste http://www.amlpages.com/twinkiepaste.shtml
Auto Text Expander  http://www.autotextexpander.com/  Do not confuse with;
AutoText Typing Assistant  http://www.autotext-software.com/  (freeware by the PhraseExpress people)
Text Accelerator  http://www.textaccelerator.com/
TypeMate  http://www.typemate.net/
Direct Access  http://www.nagarsoft.com/
RoboType 4  http://www.pcmag.com/arti...le2/0,2817,2380508,00.asp
Rocket Typing  http://www.easy-to-use-so...re.com/html/rocket-typing
Typing Buddy  http://www.supernova-soft...hp/products/speed_typing/
FastFox Typing Expander  http://www.nch.com.au/fastfox/index.html
Type Booster  http://www.typebooster.com/index.php
Smart Type Assistant  http://blazingtools.com/sta.html
SuperKeys  http://www.vellosoft.com/index.php
Typing Assistant  http://www.sumitsoft.com/index.htm
Comfort Software  http://www.comfort-software.com/
Texter  http://lifehacker.com/sof...texter-windows-238306.php  (written in AHK; cf. jgpaiva's AHK tool, see below

Earlier Donation Coder threads, which deal with text expanders, completers and the
like:

jgpaiva's abbreviations importer
http://www.donationcoder....bb/index.php?topic=2598.0
link to jgpaiva's AHK tools
http://www.donationcoder....bb/index.php?topic=3461.0

Harrie's review of Instant Text, and following posts
http://www.donationcoder....bb/index.php?topic=2631.0

Word AutoCompleter
http://www.donationcoder....opic=1036.msg6713#msg6713 (mentions IntelliComplete, AutoTyping, LetMeType, AllChars, Type Pilot)

Auspex
http://www.donationcoder....25182.msg231091#msg231091

External links:

Productivity Talk - Harrie's own forum site for (primarily) Medical
Transcriptionists
http://www.productivitytalk.com/

Jon Knowles site on typing productivity
http://jonknowles.net/

Jon Knowles' ABCZ typing abbreviation system
http://jonknowles.net/abczrule.htm
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend less known macro apps and text expanders on: June 15, 2014, 03:25:32 PM
please help me understand the differences between text completion, text expansion, and text correction. I looked at the product pages for IT, Breevy, and Typing Assistant and Comfort Keys *appears* to do most of what they can do, but I could be overlooking something.
Here's the post I was too lazy to look for earlier:  Re: Instant Text V Pro - more than the usual features of a text expander
My gloss on that:
  • Text completer
    Program comes with a dictionary.  You start typing, program offers a choice of full-text alternatives starting with the stem you've typed, on a "live search," "find as you type" basis.
  • Text expander
    Program allows you to create your own arbitrary shorthand forms matched to full text: e.g. "ys" = "Yours sincerely"
  • Text corrector
    You make a typo, program automatically corrects it: e.g. "teh" = "the"
Not all programs offer all features.  By these definitions, I believe Comfort Keys only offers text completion, last time I looked.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Loss-Proof Text Editor on: June 13, 2014, 04:01:26 PM
keep every keystroke regardless if the is a power failure or a BSOD
Not directly what you asked for, but PowerPro will let you keep every keystroke.  However, on the odd occasion I tried it, it was hard work to disentangle the text keystrokes from the control ones, and I don't know how well PowerPro works on 64 bit.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend less known macro apps and text expanders on: June 10, 2014, 04:21:56 PM
I missed this thread the first go-around, but I've always been perplexed as to why text expanders are usually so expensive. Maybe it's because they are used so frequently in the medical and legal professions where people don't blink an eye at high software prices.
I wouldn't completely agree with that.  The most powerful expander is probably Instant Text, which is genuinely expensive at $189 for a non-expiring license (they offer 3, 6 and 12 month licenses for much less).  I hear that medical transcriptionists would recover that in a matter of weeks.  I'm not sure the profession of medical transcriptionist even exists outside the USA, but that doesn't stop IT being useful for other things.  I've just been slightly shocked to find that a license for Typing Assistant is $69, much more than when I bought my first one some years back (and recent versions developed for Win7 & Win8 have issues on my Vista).  Phrase Express basic version is officially free for personal use, and they also offer free for all uses entry-level AutotextBreevy, which on short acquaintance seems a very nice expander, is $34.95.  There are several others below about $35.

Unless I missed it, I didn't see anything from Comfort Software on this list. They have a program called Comfort Typing that is a text expander that has macro support [...] For $10 more you can step up to their 'suite', Comfort Keys which adds in a hot-key manager, on-screen keyboard, clipboard manager, and a few other things.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I'm aware, Comfort Keys offers text completion from a dictionary, but not text expansion.  I asked its author once about expansion, and he replied that he'd put it into an earlier version but nobody used it, so he took it out again <sigh>  DC has numerous threads on text expanders; in one of them someone makes the point (I'm quoting from memory and may not be perfectly accurate) that we should distinguish between text completion, text expansion and text correction.  IT majors on expansion, Breevy adds correction, Typing Assistant and Phrase Express offer everything.  Text Accelerator looks more suited to programmers who can write scripts for it.
17  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: June 03, 2014, 02:45:00 PM
Well, well;

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NoteFrog version 2.7 released

Posted by berry – June 2, 2014

NoteFrog 2.7 is available for download.

2.7 is “Version 3 aware”. Version 3 will introduce library encryption. While version 2.7 does not feature encryption, it will be aware if an attempt is made to open a version 3 encrypted library.
2.7 also offers improved window handling for some situations which previously caused excessive window flicker.
2.7 also fixes an issue with a trial period time-out present in version 2.6

2.7 may be downloaded Here

NoteFrog V3 will be released early next year and will not support Windows XP. XP will have been deprecated by Microsoft by then. One reason for NoteFrog deprecating XP support is the improvement to the clipboard handling available since Vista. No more broken clipboard chains!

It doesn't say whether this will be a paid upgrade.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: June 01, 2014, 04:06:10 PM
Orthodox file managers, when they were invented, catered to a world where storage was small and users only stored data in a few places. In the modern world, I find that I need to have more than just two panels open at a time.
I think it was DOS Navigator that allowed you to have multiple pairs of panels open at a time.  I couldn't multi-task well enough for that, preferring to do things serially, where Total Commander's favourite folders list and folder history were very helpful.  Perhaps it helps if you have a big monitor.  For the record, here's an interesting link: Less is More: Orthodox File Managers as Sysadmin IDE (the Orthodox File Managers page).
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf on: May 25, 2014, 05:55:11 PM
I used it on 32-bit XP.  I think I have it installed in Vista, but haven't needed to use it.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf on: May 25, 2014, 03:50:58 PM
Maybe Simple PDF Text Replacer (free, I think) or the more advanced PDF Text Replace Tool ($26 using PayPal, $36 using Digital River) at pdfmagus PDF Document Modification Tools?  I used PDF Text Replace Tool fairly heavily a few years ago.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AutoHotkey script to replace spaces in file names with underscores on: May 24, 2014, 04:26:37 PM
Just for the record, and knowing you now have what you want, here's my ArsClip clip for that, using ArsClip 4.16 build 5250-62227; that's the latest beta T18 dated May-18-14:
[attachimg=1]
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AutoHotkey script to replace spaces in file names with underscores on: May 22, 2014, 04:32:47 PM
I'd really prefer to use AutoHotkey for this, so that the whole operation can be carried out by a series of keyboard shortcuts in one place, rather than having to switch to another software window and then back again.
You don't need to switch windows with (at least) Clippy or ArsClip.  You copy the text to the clipboard in the usual way, press a hotkey you've already set for that particular action, and press Ctrl+V to paste the modified text back again.  However, it's more a low-drag solution from my point of view as I routinely run ArsClip anyway.  Before it sprouted the search-and-replace feature I used Clippy, which has a wide range of other text munging features.
23  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: May 22, 2014, 04:14:25 PM
It may be that he is operating under some constraints of which we would not be aware.
I wondered if NoteFrog were a sideline, and he was spending time (perforce) on money-making projects.  I doubt whether NF would keep him in coffee, let alone a living.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cheap fountain pen shootout on: May 22, 2014, 03:59:42 PM
Maybe Cheap should be in quotes smiley The Cult Pens site had one in the $1000's.
They also have cheap ones.  The baseline for the cheapest good fountain pen seems to be the Lamy Safari, or now the Lamy Nexx with same nibs and converters, which are affordable.

I'm on the lookout for a cartridge ink pen that allows different "nibs".  Any ideas?
Lamy Safari or Nexx...  if you buy them from The Writing Desk (TWD), you can specify whichever nib you want.  Quoting TWD's Lamy Safari page:
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The Lamy Safari represents Lamy quality, reliability and style in an excellent value-for-money writing instrument, available as a fountain pen with either EF, F, A, M, left-handed (LH), B or 1.1/1.5/1.9mm italic nib sizes (mechanical pencil, rollerball and ballpen available to special order). The fountain pen comes with a Lamy T10 cartridge (blue) but bottled ink can be used if fitted with a Lamy Z24 converter. Although the converter is not supplied as standard we offer a bundle of Safari fountain pen plus converter which represents a saving over buying the items individually. See individual product listings for details.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AutoHotkey script to replace spaces in file names with underscores on: May 22, 2014, 03:51:04 PM
Do you use a clipboard manager like ArsClip or CHS?  If so, you could use their search-and-replace feature to do this.  Or, try Clippy or Text Monkey, which I mentioned in a previous thread: Explote a clip from the clipboard
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