I have a need that I can never seem to find the right tool for. I am looking for a program that will fill out fields in various applications. These fields should be able to be strung together such that if I am in an Acrobat form, for example, a single hotkey will fill in all predefined fields. Ideally it would be application aware, so that when I am in a different but similar document in Word (again, for example), it would fill out the fields listed there with whatever predetermined clips were defined using the same hotkey combination. Also, the hotkey combination should be user definable (for my purposes, function keys would be ideal - or maybe with an ALT+F# or WIN+F#). Lastly it should be simple to setup definitions and VERY FAST to fill forms. Also, I want to use this at work, but can not install it - so it must be portable. A bonus would be if it can integrate with the clipboard where I can copy a section then use the hotkey and it will place the cut section in the associated field along with the rest of the "static" information. However I don't know how or even if this could be done unless there is a timeout feature after the clip and before the paste.
One big use I can see now is for filling out Trouble Tickets where I must enter my name criteria over and over again along with a great deal of generic data in the "body" of the program. This must frequently occur in a very short amount of time, but anyone who has dealt with ticketing systems knows it can be slow and cumbersome to enter this data. Moreover, we have a variety of forms that we need to fill out for staff, but they are not (of course) in any single format. Some are in Adobe Form-fillable PDF, some are in Word, some are web-based. It is very annoying, but what is worse is entering the same data over and over again because nothing I have attempted thus far can handle these changes unless I do them one field at a time. At that rate, the time savings over typing is minimal, if any.
I found several programs that fit a couple of these features, but nothing I found fits all of them. The closest answer I have found and use is ditto clipboard extender, but I can't figure out how to chain several pastes together into a single hotkey. Further, I can't seem to get any one to be set to always be available - like a favorites, though there seems to be that capacity. I also looked at Mouser's own CHS. It seems very capable of the same things as Ditto and more, but it is not as intuitive to me as Ditto (and honestly, I haven't given it the time to learn properly if it is capable of the things I need).
Perhaps this is sort of a feature/help request for CHS, but I am looking for something quick and easy to impliment in this vein. Can anyone make any suggestions?