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Friday, January 7, 2011

F3 The Way It Should Work

     The bell rang, and Will Stevens sat down at his desk. All the other students did the same, but Will watched Sally Jenkins especially closely. She looked at him, and he quickly turned his head back to his desk, staring at the doodle he had penciled onto the desk.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Writing Tools: Accents

     Accent marks are cool looking, give an exotic feel to writing, and are downright necessary for certain words and sounds, but they're also a royal pain to try and use with a word processor. There are some bizarre shortcut keys you can attempt to memorize, or you can use the character mapper or the insert symbol menu to scroll through and find the exact mark in the exact font, but that is very time consuming.
     Fortunately, there is a nice easy solution
by way of Autohotkey and a gentleman by the name of Skrommel. With a little piece of software, all you need to do is press a key 3+ times to insert the accent you need. Multiple presses cycles the letter through the various accents that you might use, and then it's done. It only takes a few keystrokes to insert the accent you need.
     Skrommel has made an .exe file out of the script as well as the regular .ahk file. You can find both here: http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/index.html#Accents. For the more paranoid among you about viruses and the like, you can see the .ahk file completely written out here: http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/Accents/Accents.ahk