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General Software Discussion / Re: Mockups ...
« on: February 03, 2009, 10:03 PM »
Just want to share a site where people submit some of their mockups using balsamiq… http://mockupstogo.net/

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N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Lacuna Launcher
« on: January 09, 2009, 04:59 PM »
This is an excellent application! But one thing is missing that I think will help a lot of people…

How about launching any thing with a specified position and size? This would be very helpful to those who wants to set a working environment…

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 30, 2008, 01:10 PM »
I just woke up to try the latest version Sir, it’s around 3am now… It’s Perfect! The Line Truncator is finally complete! The application is very appealing and very useful Sir, Thanks for taking up the challenge and helping not only me but other few individuals who will greatly benefit from your software… I Sincerely Thank You Sir for the effort, patience and willingness to help other people! You’re simply the Best! :-*  :)  :Thmbsup:

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 29, 2008, 09:13 PM »
I’m sorry for a very late response Sir Paul, I’ve been very busy these past few days… The software is Perfect Sir! I think that is the Final version except for something you probably misunderstood because of, I admit a confusing explanation of mine…

Remove Ctrl+A = Select All from the Shortcuts Button since the Ctrl+C can do it and to avoid confusion to others.

What I meant was you may still Select All using Ctrl+A using the shortcuts button but just remove the explanation in the Shortcuts button since it’s common for any user to be able to use Ctrl+A to anything that has a text in it…

Except for that one trivial lack of feature, I think it is an excellent application!

Honestly, It’s kind of strange not being able to use Ctrl+A for selecting all the text… I hope you can do something about it Sir…  :-[

Thank You!  :P

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 28, 2008, 01:27 AM »
One minor thing Sir, I can undo my changes even after I accidentally process the text, but I can’t redo it using Ctrl+Y for easy flipping of undo and redo history and you can add it to the Shortcuts list sir, Ctrl+Y = Redo… Thanks Sir Paul!  :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 28, 2008, 12:50 AM »
Wow! That was fast!  :Thmbsup: Thank You so much Sir, I think this will be the Final release, I’m to going to post next week if everything works perfectly at work, we don’t have any work for today because we are affected by US Thanks Giving Holiday… Again, Thank You so much Sir Paul for helping me and other few individuals make life easier at work, and Happy Thanks Giving Day!  :)  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

PS: I love the way you add the "Enter key" feature in the Exclusion text box that moves the words and adds a space, that was a clever idea Sir Paul! Thanks for adding it even though I did not request it.  :-*

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 28, 2008, 12:00 AM »
Thanks Sirs for being understanding…  :)

Sir Agentsteal I’ve tested your latest release, It works great! I think the application is nearing its completion… These are some ideas that I hope to be implemented on the hopefully the final release…

-On the exclusion text box, I hope the truncator can remember the excluded order numbers even when the file was closed or when the Less button is clicked

-Tab Spaces should be removed before processing like ordinary spaces…

Example:

The current version turns this example…
   123456789 with tab space.
   123456789 with spaces.

Into…
   123456789
123456789

that should be…
123456789
123456789

-I hope, I can still undo changes after I accidentally process the text…
-Remove Ctrl+A = Select All from the Shortcuts Button since the Ctrl+C can do it and to avoid confusion to others.

That’s all I can think of as of now Sir Agentsteal… I hope the next version will be the final release… Thank You Sir…  :)

BTW, I’ve made a mockup of the latest version just for fun…

truncator collapsed.png

truncator expanded.png

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 26, 2008, 05:06 PM »
@Sir Mouser

I would like to give something in return to Sir Paul but I can’t, the company I work for has their own programmers outside the country but the software they have provided us is not sufficient for the work we do… It’s hard to convince my company to pay Sir Paul to give something in return since they don’t even bother upgrading the software we use daily… I just have my own initiative to ask someone who can help me do my task… I’m just a regular low wage employee Sirs… As much as I would like to give some monetary donations in return, I just can’t for financial reasons… I hope you understand Sirs… :( I hope you and Sir Paul would understand…

The only thing I can do right now is to give credit to donationcoder.com  and Sir Paul for making the software every time my co-workers ask me who made the software, that’s why I asked Sir Paul to put an About button at the top of the application that people may easily see it…  :-[

Thanks for everything Sir Paul, if I can give the favor back in anyway except for something monetary, just give me a message and I will gladly try my best to return the favor back…  :-[

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 26, 2008, 05:15 AM »
Goodevening Sir!  :) I’ve tried the latest version, this is so far the things I’ve noticed… Very nice GUI! copied as is!  :Thmbsup:

Here’s the new list!  :)
  • Exclusion textbox or the lower textbox is not yet word wrapped.
  • Tooltip should popout only when it hovers the More or Less button after 1 second.
  • The separator still uses the old comma separator instead of space separator, Space separator is much faster.
  • Please change length option to 10. (It’s the most efficient length size at work)
  • Change Shortcut definition of Ctrl+Enter to "Ctrl+Enter = Clear, Paste, Submit and Copy All"
  • Shameless, but Sir can you add me on the credits section? I think still deserve it… :P
      "Programmer  : Agentsteal
       UX Designer : Herbert
       www.donationcoder.com"
  • Add Shortcut Shift+Enter for simple Submit and Copy All without Clear and Paste for manually processing of text.

Thanks a lot! I’m going to use your latest version at work, I’ll make list of anything I encounter during testing of the latest version… Thanks again Sir!  :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 25, 2008, 09:13 PM »
BTW Sir, can you add a few functions to the Ctrl+Enter Shortcut

Old global Ctrl+Enter shortcut
  • Process text
  • Automatically copy processed text

New global Ctrl+Enter shortcut
  • Clears the Text Box
  • Paste whatever text that is the clipboard
  • Process text
  • Automatically copy processed text

That’s a BIG time saver I think Sir… Hope it will be implemented in your future version of Truncator… Thanks a lot! I’ll check the forum later this evening before I go to work… Many Thanks again Sir Agentsteal!  :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 25, 2008, 07:29 PM »
Here’s the UI I designed… It took me a long time before I finished it using mspaint…  ;D

new_collapsed.PNG

new_expanded.PNG

UI Revision
  • Removed Copy to clipboard button
  • Re-arranged buttons
  • Line Counts moved to lower right, space allowance up to 3 digits ex. 999
  • Tooltip at Expand Button or Less Button
  • Program color changed
  • Exclusion textbox word wrapped

I hope my UI design is neat Sir…  :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 25, 2008, 05:31 PM »
I just got home sir… I hurried to get home just to see the update!  :D I used and test the truncator at the office, my line lead saw it and liked it!  :Thmbsup: She loves it!  :-* She even wants to give it to some other people at the office right away, I just told her it’s under development, She asked me who made the software and I showed her the about button and told her a friendly programmer from other part of the world made this! ;)

I just tested the latest version sir and it works great! but perhaps you’re to tired that you’ve made the color of the text box same as of the button instead of the whole window

I think a tooltip at the collapsible button would be a great help for other people who will use the software… You may put on the tooltip something like “Excluded order numbers. please use a space separator.”

When I used the software the whole shift at work, I did not press the Copy to clipboard and Submit not once, I learned that shortcuts are sufficient enough sir… because it’s much quicker than pressing the buttons… I think it will be much better without the Copy and Submit buttons Sir Agentsteal

The filter box with collapsible button is working perfectly sir!  :Thmbsup: But… I’m having a hard time looking back what filters I’ve made because it just a horizontal text box… perhaps a 5 liner text wrapped enabled text box with a vertical scrollbar is much better sir for easy reviewing of filtered words or characters

BTW Sir, I can’t undo using Ctrl+Z anymore…  :(

Sir, the test I’ve made last night with the truncator cuts my processing time by significant amount… probably a 90% quicker than the former method of manually selecting order numbers and I haven’t got any error at all! Many thanks to you sir!  :)

That’s all for now sir, I will try do a mockup or something that will help you visualize my UI thoughts while eating my breakfast…  :P Thanks again Sir… You’re the best!  :Thmbsup:  :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 25, 2008, 04:11 AM »
Good Evening Sir Agent! Thanks for upgrading the software for me…  :) I noticed there is an undo button in the latest version of the software, Forgive me sir, I did not make my self clear, the button undo is a great idea Sir, but I think just a simple Ctrl+Z for undo and Ctrl+Y for redo shortcut without the button will do… :)

I just thought of a new function that would greatly help us Sir… I’ll edit this reply to post the new function and its purpose… I’ll try if I can make a mockup for it Sir…  :Thmbsup:

EDIT: I can’t make a mockup Sir, balsamiq trial doesn’t have the UI I was looking for  but I’ll describe what I mean Sir, can you make collapsible options at the bottom of the software Sir…

Purpose: Just like what I’ve posted early this morning, we use the Line Truncator to extract the order numbers, Sir can you make a collapsible textbox at the bottom of the software that we may be able to add order numbers separated by commas to be automatically deleted when they appear on the results?

Example:
In this example, I would exclude order number 1346795, 64482, 84101 and I chose a length of 7…

I put a filter in the collapsible textbox at the bottom of the software and add the order numbers or characters I want to exclude

1346795, 64482, 84101


The result must be from:
123456789 words words endless words
1346795 words words endless words
12345678 words words endless words
1234   words words endless words
64482 words words endless words
84101 words words endless words
12345 words words endless words

Into:
1234567
1234567
1234
12345

The 2nd, 5th and 6th line were automatically omitted because the process result shows the characters “1346795, 64482 and 84101” and it was in list of excluded words…

One more thing Sir… Can you make the color white background except for the textbox to be the same like the button of about and Shortcuts  :-[

Thank You once again Sir Agentsteal… You’re such an excellent programmer! not to mention your very long patience… :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 24, 2008, 06:55 PM »
It works perfectly Sir! just one more thing! Undo process function will be great! I Love this program!  :-* I’m going to try it out again this night Sir, I’ll just wait for the version with the Undo function, I’m going to get some sleep for now…

BTW, if you can make use of the icon of Toad of Supermario, I really would appreciate it! Thanks a lot!  :)

Goodmorning and Goodnight everyone… See you all tomorrow… Thanks again Sir Agentsteal! I’ll post any feedback tomorrow after I use it at the office… bye for now…  ;) :Thmbsup:

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 24, 2008, 06:48 PM »
I’m going to try it out Sir…  :Thmbsup:

I used this at the office to filter out order numbers, the order numbers are always on the left side and other informations are on the right side but we only care about the order numbers, after I use the Line Truncator, I will be pasting it to a spreadsheets…

Thanks again Sir! going to try it out now…  :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 24, 2008, 06:26 PM »
And Sir, can you make the Shortcuts global or work regardless of what UI is active? that would really be helpful Sir… Thanks!  :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 24, 2008, 06:17 PM »
Thank You Sir I've been waiting for you… :)

What I mean is to delete any characters that was separated from truncation…

Ex.
123456789
123 this is not needed anymore blah blah
1234567

When I opted for a length of 7 the result should be…
1234567
123
1234567

Note that on line 2 the result was "123" instead of "123 thi" because the "thi" was separated from the first group of characters…

Thanks again!  :)

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General Software Discussion / Re: Mockups ...
« on: November 24, 2008, 05:18 PM »
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via: http://www.balsamiq....ucts/mockups/desktop

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 24, 2008, 05:09 PM »
Please excuse my interruption…  :-[

Sir Agentsteal I tried the program at our office and I encountered a problem but it’s my fault sir, I forgot to mention that the line must be cleared of whitespaces at the beginning of every line before truncating it

Example I opted for a length of 7 characters it will turn like in the example below, from…
6541843212 werljlkj kljwler lkjwerl werlejrlwekr kljwlekrewr
   46544521  sdflkfdjl lksdjklfjdslk fkjkdk kjk jjjdksfwer
 234655  jldskfjd ksjfkfj kkdjdkfkd
123456789 jkdshkf khsdkjfhjkdsf

Into…
6541843
4654452
234655
1234567

And Sir may I add one more thing can you delete any characters separated from the truncated line? Please see example below…

Example I opted for a length of 7 characters it will turn like in the example below, from…
12345 extra words blah blah blah blah
1234567 blah blah blah blah blah
1234 extra extra read all about it
12345678 long numbers blah blah blah

Into
12345
1234567
1234
1234567

Line 1: The letter 'e' that was included in the block but separated was deleted as well
Line 2: Normal truncation
Line 3: The characters 'ex' that was included in the block but separated was deleted as well
Line 4: Normal truncation and removes any extra line breaks and white spaces at the end

One more thing Sir… can you make it automatically process and copies the result text to the Clipboard when you press Ctrl + Enter?

Thanks a lot Sir Agensteal for helping me out… Take your time Sir… I can assure you a lot of people in the office will benefit from this software Sir… Any feedbacks for the coming version will be reported to you ASAP Sir, Thanks again!  :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 23, 2008, 05:31 PM »
Thank You so much kind Sir! I am very much satisfied with your work, Now I can sleep… I’ll use it later this night, I need to rest… Thanks so much for your Very BIG Help Sir Agentsteal…  :)  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 23, 2008, 04:11 PM »
That’s great especially when you changed Tab + Enter into Ctrl + Enter Shortcut, Sir forgive me for repeatedly asking for improvements… here is my new list during my testing…

  • The About and Shortcuts button were not affected when I resize the window
  • Can you make the Ctrl + Enter usable even if the active UI is the length option (Very Helpful)

 :-[ Thanks again Sir, You can do it anytime you want… I’m already excited to use your software at the office!  :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 23, 2008, 02:18 PM »
Wow! Thanks a lot! I’m very much satisfied with the improvements you’ve made Sir Agentsteal!  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

Here’s my new list that I hope you can do something about in your free time Sir…  :-[

  • I hope the text box is the active GUI not the Submit Button for easy alt tab and pasting
  • You can definitely add a credit to You and Donationcoder.com  :)
  • Sir can you change Tab + Enter Shortcut for Submit into just simple Ctrl + Enter? I think that would be much faster
  • A little "Shortcuts List" help at the top will help others who will use this software much faster

Whenever someone ask me where I got this I will always point it at donationcoder and give you credit Sir Agentsteal, That’s all I can do to repay you Sir! Thanks again!  :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 23, 2008, 11:55 AM »
WOW! That was Fast! Thank You so much Guys especially to you Sir agentsteal! Like Sir Mouser said I LOVE IT!  :-* :-* :-* hahaha!

I tried it and it worked flawlessly! but… may I have a little more request Sir agentsteal that will enhance the software? This is the list…  :P

  • Make the remaining line breaks after the last character of the last line disappear
  • Shortcuts: Tab + Enter = Submit Button; Ctrl + C = Copy to Clipboard Button and Ctrl + N = Clear everything
  • Make the length option to be editable ex. click the # and type 6 for 6 characters length
  • Cannot Ctrl + A to select all in the text box, but if the Ctrl + C is implemented that would be enough
  • When resizing window the text box inside doesn’t resize…

BTW Sir, say for example I want to truncate "aaaa  a" and choose 6 as the length of the characters it turns into "aaaa  ", there's still a white space… can you make it disappear if every line has included white spaces at the end of every line?  :-[

I’m really thankful to all of you guys, that was a very quick response! This will be very useful to me, I assure you, I will use this software daily!  ;)  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

Thanks again Sir agentsteal and to all!  :)

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Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Simple line by line truncator
« on: November 23, 2008, 03:21 AM »
This is what I usually do at the office, I copy text and I would like to truncate every line down to about # characters… Doing it manually is really a tedious and error prone process, a lot of time is wasted doing this, I should have saved a lot of time if I have a tool to  help me do the task that I may I do other things in the office… please make my life easier…

Example: (I copy pasted the text into the text box)
From:

before.png

(Example I prefer the length of 7 characters and click the submit button and the textbox content will change into this)
Into:

after.png

Result:
-7 Characters which I chose
-without whitespaces


Can someone please make me a simple software that truncates everyline with a customizable length and automatically removes the whitespace… Please help me I know It will be easy for you guys to make one! Thanks ahead!  :)

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