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Windows 7: How to write custom keyboard shortcut for repetitive typing

02 Feb 2017   #1
razzledazzle94

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How to write custom keyboard shortcut for repetitive typing

Hi

I work in an office where for the majority of my day i run reports through software that has an excel format but is not excel. part of the process involves me typing a line of my clients initials into a search engine several times a day

(eg. RS/FS/FGH/RF/SF/DSG/JGD/FV).

one way of speeding this up i found was to save an email in outlook with my list of clients as the header so i could copy and paste it in. this however still involves opening outlook finding the email and then ctrl C, ctrl V. i thought this could be quicker with a hot key shortcut so when i for example press Ctrl+Shift+J it types out RF/G/DH/LKF/HG/SG into the box i currently have selected?

i understand there is software like autohotkey that would probably allow me to do this, however as it is a work PC they do not allow us to install software other than that which come with factory windows 7.

Any help would be very much appreciated.


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02 Feb 2017   #2
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

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02 Feb 2017   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Perhaps you could set up a Folder in your Documents file with all the various name combinations that you need. You could then use a Short Cut to the Desktop for quick access.

All you need do is click on the Short Cut select the name combination that you want, copy it & go from there. Also you can minimise that window so you can access it directly from the Task Bar if needed again while in your spreadsheet.
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05 Feb 2017   #4
margrave

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Autohotkey
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05 Feb 2017   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by margrave View Post
Autohotkey
From the OP:

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i understand there is software like autohotkey that would probably allow me to do this, however as it is a work PC they do not allow us to install software other than that which come with factory windows 7.
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