Wednesday, November 15, 2006

ActiveWords does it again

I stumbled upon Dave Shearon's review sometime back of software called ActiveWords. I became addicted shortly afterwards. Buzz Bruggeman talked me into the Enterprise Edition and I'm glad he did. It's been a huge time saver.

Lately I've had to track my time for billing purposes and an Excel sheet seemed ideal. Notepad will allow you to hit F5 for a date/time stamp but I hadn't been able to find something similar in Excel. The closest I could get was Ctrl+; for the date, hit the space bar and then Ctrl+Shift+; for the time. Please--too many keystrokes. ActiveWords to the rescue--again. I created a script

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assigned it a keyword and it works perfectly. Why didn't I think of this sooner?

UPDATE: Blogger won't let the script show. It only appears as two semi-colons. Ummm...I'll write it out--type the following:

left arrow
ctrl
right arrow
;
left arrow
forward slash
ctrl
right arrow
left arrow
space
right arrow
left arrow
ctrl
right arrow
left arrow
shift
right arrow
;

Thanks again Buzz. Great software. Y'all go get your own copy. You'll be glad you did.

1 comment:

Dave Shearon said...

Glad ActiveWords is working for you. My office uses it constantly.