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The Action Hot Codes

These codes are used to mimic an action you may take to assist while typing or to automate a repetitive typing task.

Code Action Example
<COPY> Copy the current selection into the clipboard  
<COPY:file-name> Copy the current selection into the clipboard and save it to a file-name file <COPY:myaddress.txt> will copy the current selection to a file named "myaddress.txt" in Asutype's data folder.
<COPY:#key> Copy the current selection into the clipboard named key in Asutype's multiple clipboard system <COPY:#1> will copy the current selection to the clipboard #1 (which you can paste as <Ctrl+]+1>.
<PASTE> Paste the clipboard to your document  
<PASTE:file-name> Place the content of the file file-name into the clipboard and paste it to your document <PASTE:myaddress.txt> will paste the content of the file "myaddress.txt" to the current caret position.
<PASTE:#key> Paste the content of the clipboard named key in Asutype's multiple clipboard system to your document  
<INCLUDE:file-name>
<INC:file-name>
Insert the content of the file file-name into the current document <INC:c:\my-locked-access-folder\my-password.txt> will read the content of the file my-password.txt from the folder my-locked-access-folder and paste it into the target document.

The code above allows you to paste out sensitive text without displaying the text in the shortcut itself.
<REFERENCE:hot-text>
<REF:hot-text>
Insert the content of the shortcut having the hot text hot-text into the current document Kind regards,
<REF:/my-signature/>

will insert the content of the shortcut /my-signature/ out after typing "Kind regards"

The code above allows you to re-use a certain shortcut in several other places, thus makes maintenance of shortcuts easier.
<OPEN:executable-file-name> Launch the application whose executable file name is executable-file-name <OPEN:notepad.exe> will launch NotePad
<ACTIVATE:title>
<SWITCH:title>
Find and activate the window with the title title. The title can be a part of the real title of the window. <ACTIVATE:NotePad> will bring the current NotePad window up front.
<ACTIVATE:title|executable-file-name>
<SWITCH:title|executable-file-name>
Activate the window with the title title.

If there is no such a window found then launch the application which executable file name is executable-file-name
<ACTIVATE:NotePad|notepad.exe> will bring the current NotePad window up front. If NotePad is not running, launch NotePad.
<MESSAGE:text>
<MSG:text>
Display a message and wait until you click the "OK" button <MSG:NotePad is launched. Press OK to continue> will pop-up a message box saying "NotePad is launched. Press OK to continue" and wait until you click the "OK" button to continue.
<NOTE:text>
Pro Version Only
Display a message but not wait <NOTE:Your file is open> will pop-up a message box saying "Your file is open" and keep continuing with text expansion.
<ASK> Stop the text expansion, pop-up a box to ask you to enter some text, then put that text into the target document and resume the expansion Dear <ASK>,
Thank you for your inquiry.

will ask you to enter a name and then put that name into the letter. For example, if you enter Dr. Dolittle then the final text will be:

Dear Dr. Dolittle,
Thank you for your inquiry.
<ASK:=initial-value> Stop the text expansion, ask you to either confirm using the initial-value or enter something else, then put that result into the target document and resume the expansion Your class will do <ASK:=training> tomorrow

will pop-up a box having the training word in it.

If you press Enter without entering anything, the final text will be:

Your class will do training tomorrow

If you enter indoor lesson, the final text will be:

Your class will do indoor lesson tomorrow
<ASK:reusable-name> If the reusable-name is the first occurrence in the shortcut, Asutype will stop the text expansion, pop-up a box to ask you to enter some text, then put that text into the target document and resume the expansion.

If the reusable-name has been asked before in the shortcut, Asutype simply replace it with the first answer.
We will study <ASK:subject> this term. Studying <ASK:subject> can be fun.

will ask you to enter a subject and then use that subject in two places in the shortcut.

For example, if you enter biology then the final text will be:

We will study biology this term. Studying biology can be fun.
<ASK:reusable-name=initial-value> If the reusable-name is the first occurrence in the shortcut, Asutype will stop the text expansion, ask you to either confirm using the initial-value or enter something else, then put that result into the target document and resume the expansion.

If the reusable-name has been asked before in the shortcut, Asutype simply replace it with the answer of the first occurrence.
We will play <ASK:what=baseball> this term. Playing <ASK:what> is cool.

will pop-up a box having the baseball in it.

If you press Enter without entering anything, the final text will be:

We will play baseball this term. Playing baseball is cool.

If you enter soccer, the final text will be:

We will play soccer this term. Playing soccer is cool.
<CHOOSE:choice-1| choice-2|choice-3...>
Pro Version Only
To ask you to select one choice between several pre-defined choices to type at runtime. The choices are separated by | We are using <CHOOSE::IE|FireFox|Chrome> browser.

will ask you to choose between IE, FireFox and Chrome. If you choose IE, your final text will be:

We are using IE browser.
<CHOOSE:title=choice-1| choice-2|choice-3...>
Pro Version Only
To pop-up in a box having title title and ask you to select one choice between several pre-defined choices to type at runtime. The choices are separated by |. We are using <CHOOSE::What browser?=IE|FireFox|Chrome> browser.

will ask you to choose between IE, FireFox and Chrome. If you choose IE, your final text will be:

We are using IE browser.

The pop-up box has a title What browser?
<XCHOOSE:choice-1| choice-2 |choice-3...>
Pro Version Only
To ask you to select one or more choices between several pre-defined choices to type at runtime. The choices are separated by | We are using <XCHOOSE:IE|FireFox|Chrome> browsers.

will ask you to choose one or more options between IE, FireFox and Chrome. If you choose FireFox and Chrome, your final text will be:

We are using Firefox, Chrome browsers.

Note that Asutype will separate the choices by a comma followed by a space.
<XCHOOSE:title=choice-1| choice-2|choice-3...>
Pro Version Only
To pop-up in a box having title title and ask you to select one or more choices between several pre-defined choices to type at runtime. The choices are separated by | We are using <XCHOOSE:What browser?=IE|FireFox|Chrome> browsers.

will ask you to choose one or more options between IE, FireFox and Chrome. If you choose FireFox and Chrome, your final text will be:

We are using Firefox, Chrome browsers.

Note that Asutype will separate the choices by a comma followed by a space.

The pop-up box has a title What browser?
<XCHOOSE:separator:title= choice-1|choice-2|choice-3...>
Pro Version Only
To pop-up in a box having title title and ask you to select one or more choices between several pre-defined choices to type at runtime. The choices are separated by |.

The final choices are separated by separator.
We are using <XCHOOSE: and :What browser?=IE|FireFox|Chrome> browsers.

will ask you to choose one or more options between IE, FireFox and Chrome. If you choose FireFox and Chrome, your final text will be:

We are using Firefox and Chrome browsers.

The pop-up box has a title What browser?
<HERE> Place the caret at this position after expanding the text www.<HERE>.com will be expanded to www..com and place the caret at the location between the two dots.
<FLASH> Flash the screen <COPY><FLASH> will flash the screen when the text is copied into the clipboard

 

Notes:

  • The reusable-name in code <ASK:reusable-name> is case-insensitive. Which means, <ASK:what>, <ASK:WHAT>, <ASK:What> and <ASK:wHaT> are the different occurrences of the same reusable-name.
  • The separator of code <XCHOOSE:separator:title=choice-1|choice-2|choice-3...> uses some special characters to denote the use of tab, new line, semicolon and circumflex as:
    • ^r for carriage return
    • ^n for nothing (an empty mark)
    • ^t for tab
    • ^s for semicolon
    • ^c for the circumflex character ^ itself

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