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Author Topic: easy saving text  (Read 3117 times)

kalos

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easy saving text
« on: June 23, 2009, 07:19:39 PM »
hello

I come across various words and phrases on the net that I want to save them in a txt file

is there a way to do this with one click? highlight/select a word/phrase and hit a hotkey and to automatically save it in a predefined txt file (in one row and hitting "ENTER" after that, so that the words/phrases will be saved as lists)

thanks

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Re: easy saving text
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 07:55:48 PM »
You could use TreePad Lite automatic paste feature. Once done collecting clips you could then use AutoPaste to save the results to a file.  Currently AutoPaste doesn't append, so you would want to have the contents of the file in a TreePad article and let the TreePad automatic paste append text to the article.  Once done, select all the text in the article and use AutoPaste to write out the file. One approach anyway.  There may be a clipboard text saver that does exactly your task but I don't know of it myself.

You can get my AutoPaste here to see if it may be helpful:
Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. It's the last download.

http://www.favessoft.com/hotkeys.html

(or you could just use the TreePad Export article to text file.)



« Last Edit: June 23, 2009, 07:57:27 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: easy saving text
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 08:20:22 PM »
You could do this with AutoHotkey (append a linefeed and the selected text to a textfile)

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Re: easy saving text
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 08:24:56 PM »
kalos, I haven't yet tried this freeware myself, but it looks like it might be what you are seeking:
Quotepad at http://quotepad.info/
I also look forward to other recommendations.

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Re: easy saving text
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 04:25:12 AM »
Take a look at these two similar threads on DC:

Clipboard type programme to collect together snippets of text

Really simple clipboard extender/note taking software?

Looks like Mike Sanders' PasteBoard has vanished from the Net again.  I must have a copy available somewhere: let me know if you want to try it, and I'll either attach it to a post or e-mail it to you.

Another possibility you might like to try is Notesholder by A!K Research Labs.  Even the freeware Lite version now has basic clip ability.  Mark your text in your browswr, press the Notesholder hotkey, and you have an instant new note, complete with the URL too.

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Re: easy saving text
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 08:27:15 AM »
Here's a simple AutoHotkey script that has 3 textfiles (ListA, ListB, ListC).  Marked text will be appended with a hotkey (Alt-Shift-a for ListA, Alt-Shift-s for ListB, Alt-Shift-d for ListC)

You must manually create the folder in which the 3 list files reside (in my case D:\X\MISC\Lists)

You select whatever text you like and hit the appropriate hotkey to append to one of the text files.

This is crude, no error handling, use at your own risk.

#SingleInstance,Force

;Three hotkeys (Alt-Shift-a,s,d), each appends
;to a different list (ListA,B,C)
;Alter hotkeys and filenames to suit
;Path to (folder) to filename must exist,
;but if filename doesn't exist, it will be created


;Alt-Shift-a appends marked test to ListA
+!a::
Send, ^c
FileAppend, %clipboard%`r`n, D:\X\MISC\Lists\ListA
return

;Alt-Shift-s appends marked test to ListB
+!s::
Send, ^c
FileAppend, %clipboard%`r`n, D:\X\MISC\Lists\ListB
return

;Alt-Shift-d appends marked test to ListC
+!d::
Send, ^c
FileAppend, %clipboard%`r`n, D:\X\MISC\Lists\ListC
return

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Re: easy saving text
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009, 08:52:14 AM »
kalos, I haven't yet tried this freeware myself, but it looks like it might be what you are seeking:
Quotepad at http://quotepad.info/

That's very suspicious.  The quotepad screenshot looks almost identical to Notesholder Lite, apart from the filter, and even uses the same hotkey.


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Re: easy saving text
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009, 11:52:18 AM »
Also check out sites like Softpedia.com that have a lot of clipboard freeware utilities.
http://www.softpedia.com

also you could check out this site:
http://www.techsuppo...lacement-utility.htm

Also the forums for AutoHotKey and AutoIt3 have example scripts for clipboard apps I'm sure.  You can download the installer for either and then you would be able to compile scripts as stand-alone exe.  Esp. handy for USB keys etc..

Just google programming language and "forum"

An alternative may be a text editor with an integrated clipboard monitor.  I don't know of any but it's hard to believe none would feature it.

« Last Edit: June 24, 2009, 11:54:46 AM by MilesAhead »

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Re: easy saving text
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009, 05:25:43 PM »
@kalos I added some features to AutoPaste and I've renamed it SourceSnap.  As it is now, it will perform the initial function you requested. You can select text and hit a hotkey.  The text will be appended to a file, preceded and followed by a new line.  The name of the file that collects the snippets can be changed via the Tray Menu.  Also there's a Tray Command to edit the Snapfile(what I call the snippet file) in the associated editor.  If you'd like to try it you can download from this page:

http://www.favessoft.com/hotkeys.html

Just scroll to the bottom to the SourceSnap link.

As is all the stuff on my site, it's fully enabled and free for you to use at your own risk.  :)
« Last Edit: June 24, 2009, 05:27:16 PM by MilesAhead »