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Author Topic: Automatic text software for Windows  (Read 1688 times)

icug

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Automatic text software for Windows
« on: November 26, 2020, 10:23 AM »
Hello to the forum!

I am a marketing consulting and have to type in the same text over and over.

Is there a software that stores templates which I can select from easily? Something like clipboard but with multiple texts to choose from?

Thanks for any suggestion!

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Re: Automatic text software for Windows
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 04:51 AM »
Lintalist is a great tool for that https://lintalist.github.io/ . Free and open source.

There is a DC forum thread about it here https://www.donation...x.php?topic=41475.25 and also a thread in the AutoHotkey forums if you have questions.

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Re: Automatic text software for Windows
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2020, 04:01 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion but I would need support for formatted text (bold, italic, etc) and I do not want to write html markup.

Any suggestion?

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Re: Automatic text software for Windows
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2020, 08:51 AM »
I'm using a bit of commercial software for that purpose: https://www.phraseexpress.com/

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Re: Automatic text software for Windows
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2020, 09:18 AM »
If you can *use* html markup, you could just write it once and then use autohotkey to insert your text.  I do this all the time.
You can even make it so when you type a letter combination and ahk will automatically replace it for you when put a space after it or push return. 


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Re: Automatic text software for Windows
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2020, 07:22 AM »
Beeftext also seems to be a Autohotkey spinoff. They all support plain text only.

I finally went with https://www.phraseexpress.com - Has everything I could ask for. Well worth a look.

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Re: Automatic text software for Windows
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2020, 12:40 PM »
Beeftext also seems to be a Autohotkey spinoff. They all support plain text only.
Beeftext has nothing to do with AHK and is developed in C++. It does support Formatted text (in HTML format). Lintalist also supports formatted text via HTML, Markdown and RTF, and is developed in AutoHotkey. (But the focus of Lintalist is more on search imho)