[Novalug] Tip: AutoKey - A Handy Application
Tue Aug 2 02:31:54 EDT 2011
On Mon, Aug 01, 2011 at 07:31:05PM -0400, Jay Hart wrote:
> Please give an example of you using this app?
In a long ago life I had a need to enter lists of citations where
many of the authors were on multiple citations. So I made a file
of vi abbreviations something like this:
ab rwb R.W. Broseus
ab jh J. Hart
ab jhl J.H. LaBadie
ab jcs Journal of Computer Science
When I would edit or creat a list I would source the file in vi
(:so <abbreviation_file>) and could then type something like:
jh, rwb, and jhl; jcs, June 1987....
As I was typing, at each of the punctuation or whitespace after
an abbreviation, the text was expanded to the full names. No
spelling errors, consistant format, etc.
I also have a few words I regularly mispell. So in my .exrc file
I have things like "ab mispell misspell". :)
> > There are some things that I find myself typing over and over again. Like tags
> > in HTML and long phrases for a document I just wrote, e.g., "The Czech
> > Republic." And long strings for HTML documents.
> > AutoKey to the rescue. One can create "abbreviations" that will expand to the
> > "whole thing." The "abbreviations" can be application specific, that is,
> > called when working "in" a specific application. My one caveat: I use jEdit a
> > lot and could not make it work for this application - probably because of the
> > way it executes - it's written in Java.
> > I installed AutoKey (GTK UI) straight-away and easily with Ubuntu's
> > Application | Software Center.
> > Get latest updates by adding to software sources - System | Administration |
> > Software sources. Select the other software tab and add the ppa,
> > http://ppa.launchpad.net/cdekter/ppa/ubuntu
> > which can also be done as root with
> > add-apt-repository ppa:cdekter/ppa
> > Oh yeah, I know: there's probably a million ways to do this with emacs or vi
> > or . . ..
> > --
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> > Roger W. Broseus - Linux User
> > Email: RogerB@bronord.com
> > Web Site: www.bronord.com
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