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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Random Name Selection
« on: August 24, 2006, 02:38 AM »
wr975, this works PERFECT!!!
I need to learn this AutoHotKey, it appears to be just what the doctor ordered!

My sincerest thanks.


Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Random Name Selection
« on: August 19, 2006, 02:43 PM »
Hi All,

Not sure if this has been asked and answered or not, so I'll drop it out there.
I have a list of names that I need to pull randomly from.

EZ so far,BUT...

From the list, I need to select the names, based on a number provided, so for instance from the full list I need 11 randomly picked names,  then I need those names to not be part of the original list for selection again, so it basically shortens the list to those remaining.

Then would allow the names that were selected (say from a textfile) tobe saved to a file, maybe a textfile or a CSV file, something it could be pulled into another program if wanted.

Then, allow for the same number of selections again,  from the remaining names, or allow for a new number to  be input to select from the list remaining.

I hope that all makes sense?

Thanks in advance...


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA?: PDF to DOC/HTML/RTF/TXT
« on: November 08, 2005, 05:42 PM »

Thank you, I'll check these out, I've got to get these things updated. I hate it when  this happens.

Thanks again,


Post New Requests Here / IDEA?: PDF to DOC/HTML/RTF/TXT
« on: November 08, 2005, 07:37 AM »
Good  Morning  Everyone!  :D

I've been searching for a FREEWARE utility to help me convert many of my PDF files  I have to any of the extensions mentioned. I can only find one that is resonible  in it's pricing of $9.99. Don't get me wrong, that's a good price, but there is only 1 that was found.

The rest are averaging in the area of $30 or higher, but NO FREEWARE competition at all. I know that if at least one PDF converter existed, and did what was needed, it would be a utility that would get a lot of use.

For myself, I have several PDF's, that I created, and have since lost, deleted, etc, thte original document from which thtey were created, and now I have only the PDF remaining. Impossible to update without the orginal document. Instead, your left with having to create a whole new PDF everytime, unless you're loaded witth money and can afford what  is  out there. The util I found  for cheap, well,  I had to  dig for a while to locate it.

The average internet user will not have the knowledge to dig as deeply, thus they are presented with many other choices that will cost a pretty penny.

If I've overlooked aa util thtat does exist that is FREEWARE, please by all means to let me know?



Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Freeware Windows Installer?
« on: October 03, 2005, 10:53 AM »
Link  to what is said to be the "easiest" to use window installer out.


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Freeware Windows Installer?
« on: October 03, 2005, 10:51 AM »
I might have answered thtis one here for myself. I found Install Creator, and lots o f others here

But open to others, especially  if they are targeting that of VB6.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Freeware Windows Installer?
« on: October 03, 2005, 10:45 AM »
This might have been asked and answered already, I apologise if so.

I am looking for one that is fairly EZ to use, and not complicated, sort of a D&D (drag & drop) if it exists. To deploy VB6 companion software. I didn't find anything in the reviews, so I thought I'd ask.

Thanks for the insight.


Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: October 03, 2005, 09:54 AM »
useful page:

Looks like this would do the job for making the screen bigger for those with Low Vision without a doubt.
With this located (thank you) that portion is solved, now the other half, and I just haven't found anything that seems to hit the mark, but still looking out here.

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 11:48 AM »
This one is yet another that simply reads, it seems that there are many of them,

It is helpful, true, but what about the magnify side. I know there is a utility that is also freeware that will magnify just what is under the cursor, but that is it, what about the entire line? and then read that line to the user.

I truely hope I find something that will work, at least I've came down on the price, but even at that, quality is important as well.

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 11:09 AM »
I'd like to get some other opinions on this software (it is FREE! to download, like $20 to buy) It's called NOA.

Here is the link to it.

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 11:03 AM »
Here is one, but full of ads, maybe useful I'll try it out if it works on W2K Pro

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 10:59 AM »
How about a FREEWARE all windows version SCREEN READER?

I just found this one, but... Simply Talker 2000: A $100 Screen reader for Windows

Again, on a fixed income,  and I'm not trying  to take away from the value of the software at all,  it is probably worth it, but again, ona a fixed income, that number may as well be a million dollars!

Even if it were to magnify the screen as needed, and then read the screen to the reader, that would even help. Perhaps it's out there, but I've not found i t yet... Not done though either!


Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 10:52 AM »
I won't give up, that is something I don't do.

I sure hope that we can make a difference in the field and the market, this would make it better for many many others that are affected. It has also robbed the sight from a brother in my lodge, who does all his work from memory, if something is changed he has no idea of it, as he has to rely on others to read it to him, and him to commit it to memory.

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 10:47 AM »
Your are correct, I understand why they must charge i s they havea room full of programmers, everyone must make a living. I wouldn't think of ever taking away someone's livelyhood in that manner.

The market for software of this nature is very large, problem being, I think is the skill level of the programmers available that have the skills to program for this group and other disabled persons. There are thousands who are affected daily, and they don't have an idea that others are working behind the scenes to come up with things, I just don't know how many are doing this, I think it is more like "oh, this might help" here and there thing.

Don't get me wrong, I thank them for this, but a nice package that would be truely apprecaited I am certain. They say giving to others will yield returns 10 fold. It might not come in the form of $$$, but it has it's rewards, this I know is fact. I am a 3rd Degree Master Mason, and that is what the shirners and other groups along those lines are all about.

Sorry to ramble here...


Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 10:38 AM »
You are correct, it is a real shame. Although Easyreader doesn't speak it does magnify the entire screen (browser) but I think it is totally IE dependant which limits its usefulness. I use Firefox and am going to see if there is anything out there that is universal in this area.

My Mom has a 19" monitor and I know it's hard to visualize, but she still has trouble seeing this. If someone with sight were to take and wrap sellofane around their hear over their eyes at least twice perhaps more, they would begin to see what this has done to a person who once had 20/20 vision.

I lost my sight in my right eye as a result of an explosion at work from a tire, but that was one eye, not both (thankfully). Whatever I can do to help not only my Mom, but perhaps another's Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, etc... to function in a world where it doesn't matter the color of your skin, or the disability you have, but rather by what you express in writing on the internet.

That is what makes the internet so great, you are judged only by your words, nothing more. If I had not said anything about my eyesight, no one would have ever known. To make a difference in others lives like this is just one area that I push hard for and even if I am selling an application, I always have an option for free, perhaps I can not prove it as fact, but I like to think that there are still some out there that tell the truth, and I have found that it is usually about 1 out of every 8.

I'll keep searching and posting, perhaps it will inspire others as well.


Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 09:54 AM »
How about this... I sure hope ethis helps others as well?

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 09:51 AM »
Found something called SAYPAD.

It is Freeware!!!

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 09:39 AM »

Here is a group we need on our side, they do freeware for the blind !!!

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 09:34 AM »
I just got off the phone with them, the one that does both is actually $595 !!!!
Now tell me this, how is someone who is on a fixed income supposed to do that? What have a bake sale?
Hell they can't even read the recipe to get that going either.

Not done yet!

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 09:23 AM »
I found a site, Commercial Only, they do allow a demo download,  that has the software I described, but it says plainly at the bottom, they accept Visa, MC, etc...

This is actually perfect, now if something were available on the other side of the spectrum thtat would do even just a a some of this, it would be better then nothing. I'm not done searching yet though...


Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 09:09 AM »
I'm checking on it now actually. If they do, I'm afriad they are not freeware, thereby limiting it those that will pay. As in my Mother's case, shse is on a fixed income, and although it might not sound like a lot to those who get a paycheck on a regular basis, but $2 may as well be the same asa saying, I guess I won't get my prescriptions to help with this so I can get this.

What makes it even worse, as in the case with my Mother, my Father (God Rest his Sole), who recently passed away, that second income (all be it fixed as well) stopped, leaving my Mom with only that of her own. The world all of a sudden got much colder, and the first thing that is given up is usually either food or prescriptions.

Thereby, I am ALL FOR FREEWARE ... I'll re-post as soon as I learn more on the topic. I know they have lots of freeware for DOS, but then the PC is really not as useful to them as it could be.


Finished Programs / DONE: BlowUp or Read?
« on: September 27, 2005, 08:35 AM »
This idea will benefit many that have been effected by retinal degeneration (my mother being one of the victims here).
The idea I have had for this application may not be a one-day item, but well worth it to many, if it can be done.

For those affected by this disease, it has taken there vision, and as of now there is no cure. I have attached an image of what it might appear like to someone affected. The blurred area, is actually the faces/heads of the victim's Grandchildren. As you can see the sides seem to be somewhat visible, however, if it is computer text, it is impossible to read.

What would be nice is an app that would allow the user, not to hi-lite the text, but to simply place the mouse on the line, then prompt to read aloud or to make bigger and easier to view. If it were to require a sighted person to set it up then that is fine as well, the more options the better, then it would be a matter of a sighted person sitting with them, and configuring it for the user to their needs, be it color or black and white, to let them have a degree of independence still.

I know it's a tall order there, and I attempted to break it down the best I could, if more information is needed please ask.

Thanks for trying...  :Thmbsup:

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