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Author Topic: easily copy and paste multiple text strings  (Read 1871 times)

kalos

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easily copy and paste multiple text strings
« on: December 29, 2011, 07:15:56 AM »
hello

I want to copy text strings that are seperated by newlines or commas or tabs and I want to paste each one after the other (as I would read that text) by hitting a hotkey

for example:

this is, an example, of text
that I, want to, be pasted


I want to hit eg. CTRL+T and paste this is
then hit CTRL+T and paste an example

and so on

how can I do this?

thanks!

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Re: easily copy and paste multiple text strings
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 07:24:20 AM »
Question:

Would it be helpful if the Ctrl+T pressing was automated as well?

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Re: easily copy and paste multiple text strings
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 08:49:56 AM »
Question:

Would it be helpful if the Ctrl+T pressing was automated as well?

maybe, but how would I paste each string to the correct position in a grid? 

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Re: easily copy and paste multiple text strings
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 09:16:02 AM »
oh i thought it was an automated process where ctrl+T took you to the next field where you wanted to paste.

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Re: easily copy and paste multiple text strings
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 09:47:46 AM »
I want to copy text strings that are seperated by newlines or commas or tabs and I want to paste each one after the other (as I would read that text) by hitting a hotkey

Hi,

here's a quick Autohotkey script. See attachment.

Usage:
1. Go to http://www.autohotkey.com and download/install the tool (AHK_L 32 bit unicode)
2. Copy your comma/tab/newline separated text in the clipboard
3. Start the script. It'll read the contents of the clipboard
4. Press CTRL+T to paste the text, or CTRL+E to exit the script

#SingleInstance force

x := clipboard
StringReplace,x,x,%A_Tab%,`,,1
Loop,Parse,x,`n,`r
y .= ((If y = "") ? "" : ",") . A_LoopField
StringReplace,y,y,`,`,,`,,1
msgbox,CTRL+T to paste text`nCTRL+E to exit script
Return

^E::
ExitApp
Return

^T::
z := ""
Loop,Parse,y,`,
{
If (Trim(A_LoopField) = "")
Continue
if (z = "")
z .= Trim(A_LoopField)
else
y1 .= ((If y1 = "") ? "" : ",") . A_LoopField
}
y := y1
y1 := ""
If (z = "")
{
ToolTip, Nothing more to paste...
Sleep,5000
ToolTip
Return
}
Clipboard := z
Send,^v
return


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Re: easily copy and paste multiple text strings
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 04:08:50 AM »
it works very well! thanks!
just an addition, can you make it display a tooltip when it pastes the last string of a line and is about to paste the first string of the next/below line ?