I wish sticky note would allow you to print.


M

Metspitzer

I wish sticky note would allow you to print. I use it so often, it is
high up on the start menu.
 
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G

Gene E. Bloch

Look at the similar Stickies free at
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/

It prints by clicking on a Stickies note and then pressing <Ctrl>-P

Works on all versions of Windows.
I stopped using it because I got tired of its ability to lose its data
from time to time :-(

It is mentioned, along with some techniques to try, on the Zhorn site,
but no fix has appeared after a few years.

Currently I use PNotes, although I like the Zhorn better than the
others, except for that one little foible :)
 
V

VanguardLH

Gene said:
I stopped using it because I got tired of its ability to lose its data
from time to time :-(

It is mentioned, along with some techniques to try, on the Zhorn site,
but no fix has appeared after a few years.

Currently I use PNotes, although I like the Zhorn better than the
others, except for that one little foible :)
I notice it has a Backup function. To import the backup, it looks like
you have to open its Manage Stickies window and use its File -> Import
menu. What's really stupid is that the export creates an .mdb file
while the import appear to only accept a .csv file. Duh!

There is a File -> Export Stored menu entry in their Manage Stickies
window which saves to a .csv file; however, there is also a Stored
category of stickies so it looks like Export Stored only works on that
category of stickies. I haven't categorized any stickies. I just
create them, so far, on my desktop and figured, gee, they're stored
somewhere but must be different than what the author thinks is a
"stored" sticky.

Apparently you are expected to separately download, install, and use the
SSIT tool (http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/tools.html). Odd the
author hasn't embedded this functionality in the program itself instead
of relying a 3rd party utility.

Well, I run daily scheduled full (on Monday) and incremental (other
days) image backups so I'll probably end up relying on those to restore
the files for my account's stickies stored under %appdata%\stickies
folder.
 
M

Metspitzer

I notice it has a Backup function. To import the backup, it looks like
you have to open its Manage Stickies window and use its File -> Import
menu. What's really stupid is that the export creates an .mdb file
while the import appear to only accept a .csv file. Duh!

There is a File -> Export Stored menu entry in their Manage Stickies
window which saves to a .csv file; however, there is also a Stored
category of stickies so it looks like Export Stored only works on that
category of stickies. I haven't categorized any stickies. I just
create them, so far, on my desktop and figured, gee, they're stored
somewhere but must be different than what the author thinks is a
"stored" sticky.

Apparently you are expected to separately download, install, and use the
SSIT tool (http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/tools.html). Odd the
author hasn't embedded this functionality in the program itself instead
of relying a 3rd party utility.

Well, I run daily scheduled full (on Monday) and incremental (other
days) image backups so I'll probably end up relying on those to restore
the files for my account's stickies stored under %appdata%\stickies
folder.
I use sticky note for temporary stuff like instructions from the
Internet. My to do list and my notes I want to save, I put in one
single text file on Google Docs. Having one big file is much easier
to keep current than a bunch of scattered files. Being on Google Docs
means I can access it from anywhere. Also I put new info at the top.
 
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G

Gene E. Bloch

I notice it has a Backup function. To import the backup, it looks like
you have to open its Manage Stickies window and use its File -> Import
menu. What's really stupid is that the export creates an .mdb file
while the import appear to only accept a .csv file. Duh!
Stickies keeps backups of its .ini files automatically, but I did not
enjoy having to use the backups, and there were occasions where that
backup happened before my latest addition or change to the stickies and
the disappearance happened after. It's just easier to use a program that
doesn't lose its data, thereby requiring manual backups when - and *as
soon as* - you make a change.

I even wrote a batch file to save the .ini file (which is all you need
to save, really) in a separate place, using a feature of xxcopy that
won't overwrite a file with a zero-length file, and I scheduled it to
run every coupe of hours. I still lost data.

Ultimately, I just decided that I deserve better :)
There is a File -> Export Stored menu entry in their Manage Stickies
window which saves to a .csv file; however, there is also a Stored
category of stickies so it looks like Export Stored only works on that
category of stickies. I haven't categorized any stickies. I just
create them, so far, on my desktop and figured, gee, they're stored
somewhere but must be different than what the author thinks is a
"stored" sticky.
Again, one doesn't need to suffer all of this...
Apparently you are expected to separately download, install, and use the
SSIT tool (http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/tools.html). Odd the
author hasn't embedded this functionality in the program itself instead
of relying a 3rd party utility.
But it still doesn't solve the granularity of the backups, and also, I
insist that I deserve better. I like a program where the bugs aren't
destructive and the workarounds aren't (to my taste) Draconian.
Well, I run daily scheduled full (on Monday) and incremental (other
days) image backups so I'll probably end up relying on those to restore
the files for my account's stickies stored under %appdata%\stickies
folder.
Granularity again :)

I stuck with Stuckies (bad pun) for years, but finally I just said no
más.
 
V

VanguardLH

Gene said:
Stickies keeps backups of its .ini files automatically, but I did not
enjoy having to use the backups, and there were occasions where that
backup happened before my latest addition or change to the stickies and
the disappearance happened after. It's just easier to use a program that
doesn't lose its data, thereby requiring manual backups when - and *as
soon as* - you make a change.

I even wrote a batch file to save the .ini file (which is all you need
to save, really) in a separate place, using a feature of xxcopy that
won't overwrite a file with a zero-length file, and I scheduled it to
run every coupe of hours. I still lost data.

Ultimately, I just decided that I deserve better :)


Again, one doesn't need to suffer all of this...


But it still doesn't solve the granularity of the backups, and also, I
insist that I deserve better. I like a program where the bugs aren't
destructive and the workarounds aren't (to my taste) Draconian.


Granularity again :)

I stuck with Stuckies (bad pun) for years, but finally I just said no
más.
Personally I don't like that Stickies uses a text file to store its
records. Binary (or other method) searching and record creation,
modification, or deletion makes more sense with a database - and SQLite
is free and only requires the inclusion of its DLL file (no installation
of an database server). A lot of reliable products use SQLite and it
has a C API so it seems the Stickies author has an easy out to replace
his text-file maintenance (fopen, write, using buffers to resort, etc)
with a good database setup.

Apparently no one in the Stickies forums has thought to ask for a
database replacement for the .ini text file. I got no hits on searching
for "sqlite" in their forums. Maybe C calls to execute SQL commands is
something the author doesn't want to figure out although, as I recall,
there are even freeware libraries to encapsulate the SQL calls. I think
moving tables or dropping columns in a table is a deficiency in SQLite
and a free library encapsulated all the SQL calls needed (like create
new table, copy range from old table into new table, and delete old
table) to compensate for features available in a full-blown SQL server
(but which would require installation and definition of NT services on a
host versus just copying a DLL there).

Updates are far between (over a year between major versions) for this
author. See:
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/versions.html
v7.1a - 13th December 2010
v7.0b - 8th November 2009
v7.0a - 16th October 2009
v6.7a - 25th August 2008
v6.5a - 16th January 2008
v6.0c - 7th May 2007
v6.0b - 9th March 2007
v6.0a - 22nd January 2007
9 causes for crashes were addressed. Don't know what version you were
using.

So how long since you replace St(i|u)kies with PNotes?
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

Updates are far between (over a year between major versions) for this
author. See:
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/versions.html
v7.1a - 13th December 2010
v7.0b - 8th November 2009
v7.0a - 16th October 2009
v6.7a - 25th August 2008
v6.5a - 16th January 2008
v6.0c - 7th May 2007
v6.0b - 9th March 2007
v6.0a - 22nd January 2007
9 causes for crashes were addressed. Don't know what version you were
using.
Most recently 7.1a. I've used a number of versions, probably all the
ones you listed and earlier ones too. I kept hoping the next version
would fix the problem :)
So how long since you replace St(i|u)kies with PNotes?
Hard to say. I've tried a number of sticky note applications over the
last several years and kept dropping them. In the last year, I ran two
or three in parallel with Stickies. In the last month or two, I got rid
of the others, leaving just PNotes plus Stickies, and maybe three or
four weeks ago I finally (sigh) uninstalled Stickies.

PNotes has a design problem, in that its configuration screen is too
tall for a netbook and is not resizeable or vertically moveable[1], so I
only recently switched from Stickies on the netbook, when someone on a
PNotes forum posted a creative way to get to the OK button, which is
invisible off-screen at the bottom.

I'm now unStuck :)

[1] It can be moved when it's not up against the top of the screen, but
on the netbook that condition is not satisfied. The keyboard movement
method fails - as soon as you try to get out of Move mode, the screen
jumps back to the default position.
 
T

thanatoid

I wish sticky note would allow you to print. I use it so
often, it is high up on the start menu.
This is not a sticky note util., but IMO /much/ better. It won't
allow you to print, but you can always copy and paste. (FWIW, I
can't see much point in printing a sticky, unless it is a VERY
long one, which sort of defeats the point of being a sticky.)

I have a little stack of 2x2" paper and a pen by my computer.
Very useful.

Anyway, it's this:
http://www.cybia.co.uk/pasteboard.html

You can just put it in your startup group. You may find
something else on their utils page that is even better for you.
Great software.

And if you REALLY want a sticky app that allows printing, I have
seen several, and if you want, I can see if I can find them
again. I have a large list of great freeware sites with real
treasures.

Just let me know.
 
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