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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 6:13:03 PM

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I've googled all day and found nothing for my simple mind...I would like to
assign say function key f11 to insert a date time stamp e.g. the following

"Tuesday June 28, 2005, 4:08pm" while useing wordpad and outlook express...I
know f5 does an excellent job in notepad.

Thats all I request...jay
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Thanks, jayindy

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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 10:06:09 PM

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Wordpad doesn't have any one key to do this.

This will get the Date and Time Dialog box...

Alt key + I key then D key

From Wordpad HELP...

To insert the current date and time
1. Click where you want the date and time to appear.
2. On the Insert menu, click Date and Time.
3. Double-click the format you want.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:613FB73A-4253-4F78-A213-AAA90225E47E@microsoft.com,
jayindy <jayindy@insightbb.com> hunted and pecked:
> I've googled all day and found nothing for my simple mind...I would like
> to assign say function key f11 to insert a date time stamp e.g. the
> following
>
> "Tuesday June 28, 2005, 4:08pm" while useing wordpad and outlook
> express...I know f5 does an excellent job in notepad.
>
> Thats all I request...jay
> --
> Thanks, jayindy
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 11:32:50 PM

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On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 14:13:03 -0700, jayindy wrote:

> I've googled all day and found nothing for my simple mind...I would like to
> assign say function key f11 to insert a date time stamp e.g. the following
>
> "Tuesday June 28, 2005, 4:08pm" while useing wordpad and outlook express...I
> know f5 does an excellent job in notepad.
>
> Thats all I request...jay

ShortKeys or another similar program will do this for you. For ShortKeys,
there is a free version (limited in the number of 'shortkeys' supported)
and a shareware version.

http://www.shortkeys.com

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
June 30, 2005 12:57:55 PM

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Put these two line in a text document

set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.SendKeys FormatDateTime(Now(),vbLongDate)

Name it something.vbs and create a shortcut to it. The Shortcutr must be on Start or the desktop. R/c then properties of the shortcut and assign a key in the Shortcut Key field.
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"jayindy" <jayindy@insightbb.com> wrote in message news:613FB73A-4253-4F78-A213-AAA90225E47E@microsoft.com...
> I've googled all day and found nothing for my simple mind...I would like to
> assign say function key f11 to insert a date time stamp e.g. the following
>
> "Tuesday June 28, 2005, 4:08pm" while useing wordpad and outlook express...I
> know f5 does an excellent job in notepad.
>
> Thats all I request...jay
> --
> Thanks, jayindy
Anonymous
June 30, 2005 12:57:56 PM

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ok David C...seems to work, however it takes it about 13 secs before it
executes....
sample of your script..."Thursday, June 30, 2005"

I like your script idea much better (less overhead, no loading additional
software) than the free "lite" software I got from www.shortkeys.com (thanks
Sharon F)

Thursday 6/30/05 09:48 am (sample of my tilde key assignment with the
www.shortkeys.com lite software, I want time as well)

At least now I can time/date stamp like crazy in my simple "note" file of
personal stuff.

I've been intrigued by the VB scripting idea however...will pursue.

Thanks, jay

"David Candy" wrote:

> Put these two line in a text document
>
> set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
> WshShell.SendKeys FormatDateTime(Now(),vbLongDate)
>
> Name it something.vbs and create a shortcut to it. The Shortcutr must be on Start or the desktop. R/c then properties of the shortcut and assign a key in the Shortcut Key field.
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> =================================================
> "jayindy" <jayindy@insightbb.com> wrote in message news:613FB73A-4253-4F78-A213-AAA90225E47E@microsoft.com...
> > I've googled all day and found nothing for my simple mind...I would like to
> > assign say function key f11 to insert a date time stamp e.g. the following
> >
> > "Tuesday June 28, 2005, 4:08pm" while useing wordpad and outlook express...I
> > know f5 does an excellent job in notepad.
> >
> > Thats all I request...jay
> > --
> > Thanks, jayindy
>
Anonymous
June 30, 2005 5:23:26 PM

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On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 08:07:02 -0700, jayindy wrote:

> ok David C...seems to work, however it takes it about 13 secs before it
> executes....
> sample of your script..."Thursday, June 30, 2005"
>
> I like your script idea much better (less overhead, no loading additional
> software) than the free "lite" software I got from www.shortkeys.com (thanks
> Sharon F)
>
> Thursday 6/30/05 09:48 am (sample of my tilde key assignment with the
> www.shortkeys.com lite software, I want time as well)
>
> At least now I can time/date stamp like crazy in my simple "note" file of
> personal stuff.
>
> I've been intrigued by the VB scripting idea however...will pursue.
>
> Thanks, jay
>
> "David Candy" wrote:
>
>> Put these two line in a text document
>>
>> set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
>> WshShell.SendKeys FormatDateTime(Now(),vbLongDate)
>>
>> Name it something.vbs and create a shortcut to it. The Shortcutr must be on Start or the desktop. R/c then properties of the shortcut and assign a key in the Shortcut Key field.
>> --
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
>> =================================================
>> "jayindy" <jayindy@insightbb.com> wrote in message news:613FB73A-4253-4F78-A213-AAA90225E47E@microsoft.com...
>>> I've googled all day and found nothing for my simple mind...I would like to
>>> assign say function key f11 to insert a date time stamp e.g. the following
>>>
>>> "Tuesday June 28, 2005, 4:08pm" while useing wordpad and outlook express...I
>>> know f5 does an excellent job in notepad.
>>>
>>> Thats all I request...jay
>>> --
>>> Thanks, jayindy
>>

You're welcome, Jay. I don't have the problem with shortkeys that you
mention but I have the paid version. At the very least the free shortkeys
will hold you over while you perfect your scripts. Good luck with them!

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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