Saturday, May 06, 2006
Uppercase / lowecase switch aided by Wordpad.

I have made this huge script to quickly change between uppercase and lowercase without running any large programs like Word, etc. Mostly it have finished before the great hog (Word) have arisen. I have not tried it on very large documents, but in such cases its better to use Word itself. The script is simple, but large.

This cleans the text for any instances of LARGE letter. I name it UC (Uppercase)

It simply calls the search and replace function in Wordpad. BTW it will not run with notepad.

To use it: please select the text you want to convert before you run it. If you don’t run it from a texteditor, you should leave out the code before the pasting.

Because of the language settings on my OS, its not possible for me to check this script, but it runs perfectly in native mode, and have all similar settings.

The other is just opposite, it removes any instances of SMALL letters:

AW: lc (lowercase)


If you have a slow or fast PC, just play around with the <DELAY>times.






posted by Ronald Ryland @ 5/06/2006 05:33:00 pm   3 comments
Use MindManager to link maps, like "The Brain". ActiveWords makes it quick

I have loved mindmapping since Tony Buzan invented them (afaik), and the first program I found with mindboggling capabilities, was "The brain" software, which linked almost anything in a mindmapping like enviroment. But it was not very good at maintaining the overview. So I ditched it.

But Mind Manager suddenly came with the "export to link" feature, and RobinNZ CAD blog made me realize its potensial.

But it was somewhat cumbersome to use, so I just made a  ActiveWord for it.


Just replace <WORD:mm> with your own aw for Mind Manager. 

The topic you want to link, have to be selected.




posted by Ronald Ryland @ 5/06/2006 12:08:00 pm   0 comments
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Superquick email with ActiveWords !

Sometimes you just need to send a email, without any fuss and loading. Traditionally you could got to the Start menu, find the outlook icon, wait and wait again, open new email, find email-address.... A drag!!!

If you use this script, then you just enter your keyword (I use mail, nice and simple) and away it is.

1. Type add in your Action-Pad or monitor bar and select F8 or Enter.

2. Select scripting in the add-wizard and paste this in the action field. :

This will open the default mail program which handles mailto: , usually Outlook.If you have made a signature (text substitution ), it is easy to script it into the other. Like this:

<WAIT FOR WINDOW:TITLE=message><END><ENTER:2><WORD:[your ActiveWord signature]>

If you are particular brave, its possible to send it directly, and even select which account. Give it a try!

Remember, with the Action-Pad you can always test your script if you paste/enter into the text field and enter Ctrl + S (Scripts it out)

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posted by Ronald Ryland @ 1/14/2006 05:00:00 pm   0 comments
This blawg is about ActiveWords as a supertool, to manage Windows XP, and together with other effective tools as Mindmanager and Opera. Combined with GTD, your PC is then turbocharged.
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