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Ronald Hands

has anyone found text replacement software that works on Windows
7 in the 64-bit version?

I've been happily using Texter on several XP machines for many
months, but it apparently doesn't want to work in a 64-bit
environment.

Any suggestions?

– Ron
 
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Ken Blake

has anyone found text replacement software that works on Windows
7 in the 64-bit version?

I've been happily using Texter on several XP machines for many
months, but it apparently doesn't want to work in a 64-bit
environment.

Any suggestions?

I'm a giant fan of AutoHotkey, which I think is terrific. It's one of
my favorite and most-used utility programs. It's free and it does much
more than its name suggests.

And it works just fine under 64-bit Windows 7.
 
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Ronald Hands

I'm a giant fan of AutoHotkey, which I think is terrific. It's one of
my favorite and most-used utility programs. It's free and it does much
more than its name suggests.

And it works just fine under 64-bit Windows 7.
Thanks for the suggestion. I've already downloaded it, but it may
take a while to work through the tutorial. Looks like it is more
complicated – and also more comprehensive – than Texter.


– Ron
 
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Dave-UK

Ronald Hands said:
has anyone found text replacement software that works on Windows 7 in the 64-bit version?

I've been happily using Texter on several XP machines for many months, but it apparently doesn't
want to work in a 64-bit environment.

Any suggestions?

– Ron
It installs and runs OK on my 64 bit Win7.
What specific problem do you have ?
 
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LouB

Ken said:
I'm a giant fan of AutoHotkey, which I think is terrific. It's one of
my favorite and most-used utility programs. It's free and it does much
more than its name suggests.

And it works just fine under 64-bit Windows 7.
+1
 
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LouB

Ronald said:
Thanks for the suggestion. I've already downloaded it, but it may take a
while to work through the tutorial. Looks like it is more complicated –
and also more comprehensive – than Texter.


– Ron
fwiw: for text replacement (macros) I use a ; as the code character and
follow that with a letter or letters and then a space. So ; c space (no
spaces) causes: Curiosity killed the cat. Satisfaction brought it back.
 
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Barking

Ken Blake said:
I'm a giant fan of AutoHotkey, which I think is terrific. It's one of
my favorite and most-used utility programs. It's free and it does much
more than its name suggests.
Great find, thanks.
 
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Ken Blake

Thanks for the suggestion. I've already downloaded it, but it may
take a while to work through the tutorial. Looks like it is more
complicated – and also more comprehensive – than Texter.

You're welcome. Glad to help.

I don't know Texter, but let me say this:

Autohotkey can be very complicated because it has so many
capabilities. But I strongly recommend that you start with it using
its simplest capabilities, then move on to more complex stuff (or not)
if and when you're ready for it.

So here's an example of what you should do to get started. The
following line replaces "afaik" with "as far as I know."

::afaik:: as far as I know

It's also good for fixing typos you are prone to make. For example, my
wife's name is Eileen, but I tend to type it incorrectly and type
Eillen instead. So here's the line to correct that:

::Eillen::Eileen

Again, my recommendation is that you start by limiting its use to
those two kinds of things. It's very easy if you do that.
 
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Ronald Hands

It installs and runs OK on my 64 bit Win7.
What specific problem do you have ?
I have it set to run Texter at startup, but it never seems to
take the hint. The Texter icon does not appear in the taskbar
(until I start it manually) and even then I don't get any
response when I type in one of the text replacement triggers.

Do you remember what you had to do to get it going?

– Ron
 
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Zaidy036

has anyone found text replacement software that works on Windows
7 in the 64-bit version?

I've been happily using Texter on several XP machines for many
months, but it apparently doesn't want to work in a 64-bit
environment.

Any suggestions?

? Ron


I use Shortkeys (free and paid versions) on Win 7/64.
look here http://www.shortkeys.com/
 
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Dave-UK

Ronald Hands said:
I have it set to run Texter at startup, but it never seems to take the hint. The Texter icon does
not appear in the taskbar (until I start it manually) and even then I don't get any response when
I type in one of the text replacement triggers.

Do you remember what you had to do to get it going?

– Ron
I just downloaded Texter and installed it. Then I ran it with no error messages.
Have you got the latest(?) version ?
Mine is 0.6.
 
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Stan Brown

I'm a giant fan of AutoHotkey, which I think is terrific. It's one of
my favorite and most-used utility programs. It's free and it does much
more than its name suggests.

And it works just fine under 64-bit Windows 7.
I second that emotion!
 

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