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Post New Requests Here / Insert future or past date as text
« on: June 14, 2008, 03:23 PM »

My request follows on from the previous one.

I have adapted some programming (I think Kartal put it forward) so that I can put today's date in yymmdd format as the first part of name of a new file.

FormatTime, CurrentDateTime,, yyMMdd
SendInput %CurrentDateTime%

It sits as part of my universal autocorrect file, so is there for me to us, by pressing "yz"

In Word, I have used a great macro that lets you enter future or past dates, by entering the number of days ahead, or past you want to have a date for - "7" or "-7", for example - in a dialog box that comes up when you call up the macro

Sub InsertFutureDate()
' Written by Graham Mayor and posted on the word.docmanagement newsgroup in
' March 2000
' Inserts a future date in a document - note that this is not a field
' Some style revisions and error handler by Charles Kenyon
Dim Message As String
Dim Mask As String
Dim Title As String
Dim Default As String
Dim Date1 As String
Dim MyValue As Variant
Dim MyText As String
Dim Var1 As String
Dim Var2 As String
Dim Var3 As String
Dim Var4 As String
Dim Var5 As String
Dim Var6 As String
Dim Var7 As String
Dim Var8 As String

'Date mask below includes non-breaking spaces (Chr(160))
Mask = "d" & Chr(160) & "MMMM" & Chr(160) & "yyyy" ' Set Date format
Default = "14" ' Set default.
Title = "Plus or minus date starting with " & Format(Date, Mask)
Date1 = Format(Date, Mask)
Var1 = "Enter number of days by which to vary above date. " _
& "The number entered will be added to "
Var2 = Format(Date + Default, Mask) ' Today plus default (14)
Var3 = Format(Date - Default, Mask) ' Today minus default (14)
Var4 = ". The default ("
Var5 = ") will produce the date "
Var6 = ". Minus (-"
Var7 = ". Entering '0' (zero) will insert "
Var8 = " (today). Click cancel to quit."
MyText = Var1 & Date1 & Var4 & Default & Var5 & Var2 & Var6 _
& Default & Var5 & Var3 & Var7 & Date1 & Var8
' Display InputBox and get number of days
MyValue = InputBox(MyText, Title, Default)
If MyValue = "" Then
    End 'quit subroutine
End If
On Error GoTo Oops 'just in case
Selection.InsertBefore Format((Date + MyValue), Mask)
Selection.Collapse (wdCollapseEnd)
End 'End subroutine
Oops: ' error handler in case user types something other than a number
MsgBox Prompt:="Sorry, only a number will work, please try again.", _
Buttons:=vbExclamation, _
Title:="A number is needed here."
GoTo GetInput
End Sub

It would be great if there could be something like it in AHK


Post New Requests Here / IDEA holding down key to give Capital Letter
« on: October 17, 2007, 10:50 AM »

Love this site!

It's rather nice on the Blackberry to be able to get a capital letter just by holding a key down for a little longer than usual.  And since I nnnnnnnnnnever nnnnnnnnneed to be able to get multiples of a letter, which is what holding a key down gets me at the moment, might be fun to have it on a PC, too.


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