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Author Topic: Automation Tool that handles RTF Text  (Read 2264 times)

cnewtonne

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Automation Tool that handles RTF Text
« on: May 21, 2007, 11:49:58 PM »
I have a need to acquire an automation tool (or macro app) that can save and retrieve formatted text (RTF). Almost all of the tools I searched handle plain text. I know there are some that do 'auto completion' but this is not what I'm looking for. It needs to be a macro program. I found Perfect Keyboard and it does allow to create 'clipboard macro'. This app saves the clipboard content including all its attributes (formatting, images, tables, ...). You can then retrieve it via a key or shortext. For some reason, however, the program has been acting funny lately and I need to find an alternative. I have used MacroExpress for years but unfortunately it does not support RTF text in any way or shape or form (very disappointing).

Any ideas will be very much appreciated.

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Re: Automation Tool that handles RTF Text
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 10:56:54 AM »
Couldn't you include the creation of the format in the macro?  You know, the ctrl+keys, alt+menu selections, etc?

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Re: Automation Tool that handles RTF Text
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 11:35:05 AM »
What cthorpe said ...

Why couldn't you write a Macro Express macro to open a program that can save in RTF format, like Word, copy the text from your clipboard into a blank document, and then save it as an .rtf file?

How do you want to "retrieve" the .rtf file?  Are you viewing them in Word anyway?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2007, 11:39:22 AM by AndyM »

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Re: Automation Tool that handles RTF Text
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 08:52:47 PM »
maybe you would like to try out today's Giveaway of the day's offering: FastPaste.. :)

some of FastPaste's features:
• Paste any (even very long) text using hotkey or button
• Import/export text files, RTF files, images
• Paste formatted text (RTF), using various fonts and colors
• Use global and internal hotkeys and great systray menu
• Global paste menu with all your clips
• Minimize to system tray, run at Windows startup

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