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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Very simple timeclock utility
« on: June 27, 2008, 03:50 PM »
This seems to be a lovely utility

Can I adjust something so that the detailed log shows the most recent activity first, rather than having to click it back to that, after getting the data updated?

Also, FWIW, I'd rather not have the toolbar entry showing - no privacy/key log concern for me.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Insert future or past date as text
« on: June 20, 2008, 04:50 PM »
Just to make myself clear.  I have OneDay.  I have copies OneDay and made a shortcut icon of it.  In the properties dialog of the shortcut icon, ctrl-alt-b is the shortcut key.

I am pleased with the OneDay

Post New Requests Here / Re: Insert future or past date as text
« on: June 20, 2008, 04:38 PM »
Oh, I've tweaked the date format to suit my own preference - for example, Friday 20 June 2008 or Friday 4 July 2008.  (I knew how to do that much - Grin!)

Post New Requests Here / Re: Insert future or past date as text
« on: June 20, 2008, 04:35 PM »
That's it!

I am in some other app.  I have used a keyboard shortcut to run the code - Ctrl-Alt-b, so that's how I can bring up OneDay

I enter into the box the number of days forward (or backwards) I want to write (or leave it as 0 to get today's date)

Then press enter.

Great job, thanks.


Post New Requests Here / Re: Insert future or past date as text
« on: June 17, 2008, 02:23 PM »

Can OneDay be modfied so that the result of the input asking what the day and date will be in X days' time can be pasted into the app I was in before i called OneDay?

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 / Re: DONE: MiniMe (aka MaxiMe)
« on: February 02, 2008, 05:53 PM »
Hi, FWIW, alt-spacebar, n has worked to minimise the active window, for me, since Win95.  Nice to see some quick coding solving your problem in the way you want, though.


Skrommel's Software / Re: Clipstep & Clipseek
« on: December 31, 2007, 11:22 AM »

I was just looking at skrommel's TimeStamp program which you have been enhancing.

I'd like to have to hand two sorts of dates

1.  year-month-day, as the first part of what I name files.  e.g.  071231 let autoinsurer (that is, yyMMdd - 6 keystrokes)

2.  day of the week, then day month and year, to put the date (I'm not N. American) into letters.  e.g.  Monday 31 December 2007  (that is, Dddd d Mmmm  yyyy - 23 keystrokes for that date, inc spacebar hits)

Quick thoughts
a.  If all I need is to copy a few keystrokes, each day, I suppose I do not need TimeStamp.  Alls I need do is write them out once and copy them to Clipstep
b.  ...but might it be possible to add this feature to Clipstep?  You have added a feast of features (which I have yet to absorb, I admit) and I just wonder if I could add these, as clip 1 and clip 2, there each day for me,   
c.  I notice that TimeStamp does as it should in letting you click on the date you want, in the app, then right mouse click and use paste to insert the date.  What it will not do is get Clipstep to recognise the copy-to-clipboard command that TimeStamp did so that you can paste by using the control-v command, which is what I would do whereever possible.  Is this an oversight in the way Clipstep is written

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Personal Software Process Time Logger
« on: November 12, 2007, 12:54 PM »
Love how this works. 

How about
1.  key command to give a yes/no answer when the prompt "still working on [  ]" comes up?
2.  some way of controlling where on the screen the prompt comes up


(just made a quick dontation too!  You guys here are great)

This is fun and does just what I had in mind!  Thanks!

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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