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 Post subject: Re: Applications that paste the date?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:38 pm 
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QuickTextPaste from SoftwareOK might work for you.

Enter %YYYY%-%MM%-%DD% into it and assign a hotkey combination like Ctrl + D.

Despite its name, it doesn't just paste text: it has some versatility as a hotkey-manager. It can be used to start programs and open images.

(I've created a basic program DateWriteHKs v2.25 that writes the current date in YYYY-MM-DD format with Ctrl + d hotkey, in DD MMM YYYY with Ctrl + Shift + d and in D MMMM YYYY (eg. 9 October 2017) with Ctrl + Win + d. In addition, it can take a screenshot with Alt + s and a windowshot with Alt + w and provides basic support for up to 60 other user-defined hotkeys with reasonably easy editing provided via quick access to ini.txt (Alt + i) and quick program-restart (Alt + r). I've added a hourly spoken time-announcement, which can be turned off. Lines of text (eg. birthday, zip-code, etc) can be assigned hotkeys and be more quickly entered into online forms and, with support for tabs and enter, it might be used as a quick way to log into one's less security-critical sites.)

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 Post subject: Re: Applications that paste the date?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:14 pm 
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Ding-A-Ling wrote:
Despite its name, it doesn't just paste text: it has some versatility as a hotkey-manager. It can be used to start programs and open images.

Thanks Ding :)

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 Post subject: Re: Applications that paste the date?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:46 pm 
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Hi webfork,

I have used AppendDate by adding it to the context menu using Open++ and yap to create multiple date format.

This will rename/add a formatted date to the filename.

The website of AppendDate is not working for me, the website is starpunch.net is down.

I found a working link on softpedia but its says version 1.0.1.0 http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Sys ... Date.shtml

Help Note
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s1/sh/e6 ... 233337086a

I have the last 1.0.2.3 and I can share it to you if you like.


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Here's an interesting small one (433KB) from donationcoder. No installation. Just an exe that creates a "TimeStamp.ini" file. I bet it's 100% portable. Created with AutoHotkey.

ttp://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Sk ... #TimeStamp
Attachment:
TimeStampScreenP.gif
TimeStampScreenP.gif [ 6.06 KiB | Viewed 3647 times ]

"Copies user defined times and dates to the Clipboard.
Features:
- Multiple user defined timestamps."


You can create (in the "TimeStamp.ini" file) any fancy format and even add the day and week count of the year.
You can include line breaks (nl = NewLine).
You can include indentation (tab).
You can include any regular text (within " ").

Disadvantage: copies the timestamp only to the clipboard and not directly in the application.

Picture of the "TimeStamp.ini"-file (click for full size):
Attachment:
TimeStamp.ini.png
TimeStamp.ini.png [ 23.37 KiB | Viewed 3628 times ]


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 Post subject: Re: Applications that paste the date?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:52 pm 
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https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?q=clibor&m=
Clibor can paste date and/or time. A clipboard manager with permanent and current clipboard. Can be password protected if needed.
Example: <$CLB_HDATE>dddd, mmm d, yyyy - h:nn:ss AM/PM </CLB_HDATE>ET Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 - 10:47:08 PM ET


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 Post subject: Re: Applications that paste the date?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:16 pm 
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Ding-A-Ling wrote:
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Wow. Hey, you're good to just post a reply to this thread if you have updates to the program. Don't overdo it of course (maybe keep it to 2x/month) but you're welcome to call out effort on this topic.

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 Post subject: Re: Applications that paste the date?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:31 am 
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AutoText is a versatile program that can paste dates into other applications from a popup menu. Date formats are selectable by number or by typing the first few letters of an alias. Popup date formats and alias's are configured by the user and can include any number of date formats. The popup menu is launched using a user defined hotkey. AutoText is a tiny program of 312 KB and uses about 5 MB of RAM.

Since the instructions for using it are a bit detailed, I wrote a mini-manual showing how to setup and use Autotext. It can be downloaded from the following link:

edit: file updated to correct errors and for reformatting. Updated link below:
https://www.upload.ee/files/7569677/autotext.7z.html

Old link:
https://www.upload.ee/files/7568836/autotext.7z.html


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 Post subject: Re: Applications that paste the date?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:35 pm 
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Okay so this took a bit longer to resolve than I expected ... first two items I wasn't able to use:

Ding-A-Ling wrote:
I've created a basic program DateWriteHKs v2.25

Would you mind posting the source? The machine I really need this on is a production device and I need to make sure any programs I run are either something that's got a VT signature or I can actually look at the code for.

Ding-A-Ling wrote:
Clibor can paste date and/or time.

I know it's been a while since you posted but I had trouble getting Clibor to do what you describe. How do you get that entered and how do you execute it?

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 Post subject: Re: Applications that paste the date? [resolved]
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:37 pm 
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I finally resolved this one using Ding-A-Ling's suggested method:

    1. Download and launch the QuickTextPaste program as described in the entry
    2. Select any entry and change out whatever data with

    Code:
    %YYYY%-%MM%-%DD%


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    3. I set the Menu-Text to "Today's Date" and changed the shortcut to Left Windows Key + D and clicked Add

Works with file names?

The big test was that it worked to date-stamp files, which was something I thought would be especially difficult. This trick worked great:

    Image

It was sort of a zen moment when I finally got it to work. Like the clouds parted and the sun came out. :)

Why this method?

I know there were many tools suggested but for some reason I couldn't let go of one of my favorite programs (Ditto) for clipboard management. Therefore an accessory program that uses under 4 megs was definitely ideal. I'm a big fan of the development by the SoftwareOK author so, after some messing about on the website, I found the settings to resolve this issue using QuickTextPaste.

Reference:


Note that I've had some issues with this program in Win10x64 accessing the option and info menus, but so far that's not been an issue.

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I still have other programs to test but for now I'm marking this thread as resolved. Thanks again for everyone's suggestions and ideas. This is going to save me a lot of time and annoyance.

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 Post subject: Re: Applications that paste the date? [resolved]
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:41 pm 
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@Webfork

You wrote:
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Works with file names?

The BIG TEST
[my emphasis] was that it worked to date-stamp files, which was something I thought would be especially difficult. This trick worked great:

Image

It was sort of a zen moment when I finally got it to work. Like the clouds parted and the sun came out.
:)"

I'm not entirely sure that I get your trick nor am I sure what you actually want with the file-renaming.

Do you just want to be able to quickly rename a given file with the day's date appended before the file-extension (eg. "spreadsheet.xls" becomes "spreadsheet 2017-12-13.xls")?

If so, then this could be readily done with a small AutoIt-created program that I made, AddDateToFilename, if its shortcut were added to the SendTo menu.

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 Post subject: Re: Applications that paste the date? [resolved]
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:12 pm 
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@Webfork

Webfork wrote:
Ding-A-Ling wrote:
"Clibor can paste date and/or time."

I did not mention Clibor: that was smaragdus.

Webfork wrote:
Ding-A-Ling wrote:
"I've created a basic program DateWriteHKs v2.25"

Would you mind posting the source? The machine I really need this on is a production device and I need to make sure any programs I run are either something that's got a VT signature or I can actually look at the code for.

The program is still a bit of a work in progress. If there's still any interest in the source code, I'm prepared to post it with the understanding that, if a derivative version is created and released, I am given a quick acknowledgement within it.

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