Ryan’s RegEx Tester for Building INI Data Files (AutoHotkey Quick Reference Script, Part Five)

Sometimes It’s Quicker and Easier to Use Ryan RegEx Tester Rather Than Writing an AutoHotkey Script I used Ryan’s RegEx Tester in an earlier blog to create Web links without writing an AutoHotkey script. This time I take advantage of this powerful tool by using it to extract data for insertion into the INI file discussed in … Continue reading Ryan’s RegEx Tester for Building INI Data Files (AutoHotkey Quick Reference Script, Part Five)

Comparing Today’s AutoHotkey Version 1.1 and the Future Version 2.0 (Part 3—RegExs for Converting to V2.0)

When and If the Time Comes, Regular Expressions (RegEx) Can Help with the Conversion Process from AutoHotkey V1.1 to V2.0 Identified by the (v1,v2) on the right side of the script name in the index, I’ve converted a few of the script on the Free AutoHotkey Script page from AutoHotkey V1.1 to the alpha version … Continue reading Comparing Today’s AutoHotkey Version 1.1 and the Future Version 2.0 (Part 3—RegExs for Converting to V2.0)

Regular Expressions (RegEx) for Parsing Text (AutoHotkey Quick Reference Script Part Three)

The RegExReplace() Function Makes It Easy to Extract and Cleanup Text, Plus a Quick-and-Dirty RegEx to Strip All HTML Tags Last time, we accessed commands at AutoHotkey.com using its hidden built-in index. Whenever the script downloaded a command page, we identified it by the embedded HTML code <pre class=”Syntax”>. Not only do the <pre class=”Syntax”>…</pre> tags … Continue reading Regular Expressions (RegEx) for Parsing Text (AutoHotkey Quick Reference Script Part Three)

Deleting Double Words with AutoHotkey Regular Expressions (RegEx)

When Too Many Identical Chapter Numbers Appear in the E-Book Index, It’s Time for Another AutoHotkey RegEx. Includes How to Use a Backreference! The AutoHotkey Regular Expression from last time which converts ambiguous numbers to chapter names in an e-book index works well. When the first RegExReplace() function does its job, all of the link numbers are converted to … Continue reading Deleting Double Words with AutoHotkey Regular Expressions (RegEx)

A Perfect Place to Use an AutoHotkey Regular Expression (RegEx in Text Replacement)

Occasionally, You Run into a Search-and-Replace Problem that Cries Out for an AutoHotkey RegEx (Regular Expression). But Is Learning How to Use Regular Expressions Worth Your Time? You Decide! Here’s a Real Problem and a Beginner’s Mini-Tutorial for Solving It with RegEx. Regular Expressions (RegEx) are not something that immediately make sense to anyone—especially if you have never … Continue reading A Perfect Place to Use an AutoHotkey Regular Expression (RegEx in Text Replacement)

Input Command Creates Temporary Hotstrings from Data Table (AutoHotkey INI File Technique)

By Using an INI Table of Legal Terms, We Construct Instant Hotstrings with the AutoHotkey Input Command I recently received questions about using AutoHotkey for professional terminology in medical transcription. While features in many word processors such as Microsoft Word allow the building of special auto-correct dictionaries, they only work within Word. Since AutoHotkey works … Continue reading Input Command Creates Temporary Hotstrings from Data Table (AutoHotkey INI File Technique)

Build Your Own Dream Thesaurus Word Replacement Tool (AutoHotkey Web Application)

How to Use the Web to Feed Data to Your AutoHotkey Application—A Pop-up Menu to Replace Boring Words in Your Documents I immediately added this short AutoHotkey script to my primary toolbox. It immediately provides me access to a list of alternative words in menu form (shown at right). Click on one of the entries … Continue reading Build Your Own Dream Thesaurus Word Replacement Tool (AutoHotkey Web Application)

Building a Lookup Table with an INI File (AutoHotkey Reference Tip)

In AutoHotkey, You Can Use an INI File as a Database for Relating Lookup Table Items Admittedly, AutoHotkey lacks sophisticated database tools for storing, sorting, and reporting sets of information. While you can piece together commands to create pretty good database file systems, AutoHotkey does not hold a candle to specialized data handling software packages … Continue reading Building a Lookup Table with an INI File (AutoHotkey Reference Tip)