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Author Topic: Request: paste special clips like DATE or randome quote  (Read 5092 times)
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« on: August 15, 2005, 06:31:51 AM »

Iam think for such an clipboard tool
the following features would be handy too:

1.)
- the possibility to insert the current DATE and TIME with %date% %time% %costumdate% and so on

* i want an clip who past the current time

* second i want to use the %placeholders% in my clips
to paste e.g. "downloaded on %year%-%mm%-%dd%"
wich should give me "downloaded on 2005-08-15"


2.)
- the possibility to read an random line (and store the last 20 line numbers for no doublets)
 from an given text file
and paste this line into my document (ok, my eMail) as quotes.


* e.g. i own an text file with a lot of cities
and want to paste one of this randomly into my eMails.


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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2005, 09:28:06 AM »

sounds like a good idea about the date and time fields.
when exactly would you use them? do you mean that when you create a custom note you want to be able to tell it to always start out with date and time at the top of the note? or when exactly would you use this?
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2005, 09:33:29 AM »

Sounds to me like stefan wants something like a text replacement utility only this would use the clipboard.  Stefan, if I understand correctly, you want to be able to have a menu come up with date and time fields to insert into the current application?  Mouser, I think this is equivalent to having personal clipsets in Clipomatic.  If I've misunderstood, sorry!

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005, 09:36:03 AM »

ah i see what you are saying..
sort of like, you hit the hotkey to bring up the quick paste menu,
and in addition to being able to select from recent clips to paste you can select from a list of some special clips to paste into the app, whose fields would be replaced at the time of pasting.
brilliant idea - i will add this for sure.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005, 09:52:30 AM »

- the possibility to insert the current DATE and TIME with %date% %time% %costumdate% and so on

* i want an clip who past the current time
Right now i could choose an recent clip or an favorite clip, right ?

I wanna choose an clip how contains an %Placeholder%
wich will be expanted during the pasting work
to the current Date, Time or what ever the user have choosen.

Quote
* second i want to use the %placeholders% in my clips
to paste e.g. "downloaded on %year%-%mm%-%dd%"
wich should give me "downloaded on 2005-08-15"

I have an favorite clip like this:

Finish | I finished the work at %Date%

If i choose this "Finish"-clip
i wanna get
"I finished the work at 15.08.2005"

or what ever i formated the date.


This two examples use the same function,
one time is the %Placeholder% alone
and the other time there is an 'normal' clip include an %Placeholder%.
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2.)
- the possibility to read an random line (and store the last 20 line numbers for no doublets)
 from an given text file
and paste this line into my document (ok, my eMail) as quotes.


* e.g. i own an text file with a lot of cities
and want to paste one of this randomly into my eMails.

e.g. i wanna have an clip with an %Placeholder% like
%RANDOM@C:\DuS\UsErNaMe\cities.txt%

If i choose this clip
i want to autom.expand this %Placeholder%
to paste an random line from this text file
in my current document.

CHS should read an line by random
and store the last n line numbers in his INI
to not paste double lines in an short time.



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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2005, 10:10:16 AM »

yep, i understand - i will implement both in the new upcoming QuickPaste feature.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2005, 03:40:48 PM »

Stop, wait.

What is if one want to insert %date% as an normal text into an clip ???

So for the %Placeholders% in the clips you need an another syntax, isn't it ?
It must be an sign no one want to use for normal:

like %%date%%
or    $%date%$
or    \%date%
or    %%date%    what is my favorite  smiley  'cus it's the simplest way to wrote %%xxxxx%

What do u think ?
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2005, 03:55:24 PM »

yes we will have to make it something that could never happen by accident.
%%date%% seems pretty good to me.
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