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Author Topic: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD  (Read 6304 times)

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Direct Access speeds up your personal computing experience by reducing time consuming, repetitive task through the use of abbreviations. Type an abbreviation in any application and Direct Access will detect it and perform the task you desire.

Imagine typing a piece of correspondence in your favorite word processor and then typing the abbreviation “sign” to affix your closing and signature to the document. You can also use the abbreviation shortcuts to open applications, websites, your email client and do web searches. You can invoke abbreviations from any program.

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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 01:28:49 PM »
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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 02:33:30 AM »
Once again: Direct Access 1.6.6 free "today", Monday 21 January, 2008

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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008, 02:44:20 AM »
Here's my chance to snatch a copy! Muahha  ;D

maybe not :( Don't have any time!  >:(
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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 03:39:17 AM »
Here's my chance to snatch a copy! Muahha  ;D

maybe not :( Don't have any time!  >:(

What are you talking about? I have downloaded it just now from there.
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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 06:04:46 AM »
what was the version offered previously (now is v1.6.6)? and is there a changelog?

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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 07:21:14 AM »
Looks like Direct Access v1.5.1.0 was offered previously & here is the Version-History

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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008, 07:38:06 AM »
thanks a_lunatic, looks like it's worth downloading the new version now that there has been a host of changes. :up:

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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 08:32:58 AM »
damn, it just installed as a trial here (30 days)
the instructions arent very clear
during install it said go to some address but they didnt tell me I'd have to write it down ;D
anyone know the address I should be going to or is this a complete dud install do you think :-\
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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008, 08:34:26 AM »
got the address from Readme.txt :D

edit/ removed that address :-\ - you've got to give your email address
not sure does the liscence key work if added after today anyway

edit2/ success! after all that I'd better make the effort to use it :D
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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2008, 06:29:00 PM »
So, Tom, how are you finding DirectAccess, then?
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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2008, 03:43:36 AM »
So, Tom, how are you finding DirectAccess, then?

ehh...
the last week I've been totally bogged down with PDFs that look and print perfectly on my machine but not on others (I've actually found a solution but now have to redo them) so I havent even looked at it - I saw it in the context menu once though :P

will reply again when things calm down !
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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008, 03:51:35 AM »
i too haven't had the chance to try out DirectAccess, maybe because most of its functions are already replicated on my PC via Autohotkey. one of these weekends, i must try it out earnestly. :)

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Re: DirectAccess - Text Expander program for free today at GAOTD
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2008, 12:13:57 AM »
I've been using it for a few days and it is nice!  I do have a slight problem with it crashing if I try to add any applications by isng the "Browse..." button; as soon as I select the app I want to be able to open w/ a shortcut it pops up a "Direct Access Must Close" and wants me to send in a crash report - which also fails and I have to email it to them. They're looking at that. In the meantime I can add programs in other ways, like by having the program already open and either selecting it from the open apps list, or drag & drop it into DA.

Only other PITA is the fact that they only give you a handful of included autotext shortcuts. I'm adding my own little by little, but it'll be a while till I have enough built up to make me truly more productive w/ DA.  Availability of some pre-written libraries of shortcuts, or even a users exchange of shortcuts would be great. Give you some to use until you get all that you want there added or customized.

BTW, I did import the MS Word Autocorrect library, but it works just differently enough in Direct Access to make a number of those more trouble than they are worth. E.g., Word has an Autocorrect entry that automatically changes the letter "i" to "I".  However Word only uses this if the letter "i" is typed by itself, meaning that you are typing the pronoun for yourself: "I".  Direct Access, on the other hand, wants to change every lower case "i" to an upper case "I"!!  Now it won't do it unless you press the "Confirm" key - Shift is the default, but I use the Right Arrow. This causes that little Bell sound to go "DING" every damn time I typed a lower case "i".  Aarrggghhhh!!  So I tried unchecking the "Confirm" box but all that does is allow DA to change all of my lower case "i"'s to upper case without a sound.  This is not a good thing, obviously!! So I just deleted that shortcut, as their is no way to disable it; only delete.

So like I said, I have some work to do with it yet.

Jim