Often I am required to remind a client how to do a certian task in some software, they only use the software once every few months so forget the operation.
The steps are usually fairly simple, but it would be great if I could install my own custom made Tooltip prompts.
I played with Autohotkey a little, and got this to work, but as a over age learner, I am sure it could be better.(script available if required)
The basic format I had was to have a small 3 button GUI bottom right of screen, 'Prev,Hide,Next'
The txt file was similar to
x, y, text
200,150,Enter your name here....
454,190,Now press the button that says 'OK'
454,190,Drop down the arrow and select 'Blue'
600,290,Press the 'Connect' Button
pressing 'next' button reads the line in text file and displays the appropriate tooltip on the screen at the x-y location.
Being tooltips, the user should be able to still input all of there commands, whilst your own custom made prompts help them each step.
I had to edit the text file seperate from the script, but this was not a problem, just neater if the it were self contained.
The uses for your own tooltips would be endless, and it can work with any application.
I have a few extra wishes to add, but maybe later.
PS. I am sure some of you here have a relative that is always bugging you on 'how do I do this again'. Just think, with 'ToolTipPrompt.exe' you could solve this.