Re: Mac users - UI question

Subject: Re: Mac users - UI question
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:23:16 -0400

< But Iâm sure you can use built in UI functions to switch bullets for
check marks.>

Sure. But it takes six mouse clicks just to do that in PPT. Now consider a
slide deck of many hundreds of slides that need this treatment.

Yes, one can write VBA macros...if one wants to study up on VBA. I don't,
nor does my client. That's why the ease with which can use the FREE
AutoHotkey is so attractive, IMO.

Incidentally, this is for an article I'm writing. It's Windows-centric cuz
that's how I roll. But I don't want to declare that one can't script Mac
apps in the same way if that's feasible.

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On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 12:15 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:

> Apple is intensely scriptable if thatâs what you want to do. But Iâm sure
> you can use built in UI functions to switch bullets for check marks.
>
> -Tony
>
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 08:57 Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> Good answer, Thorsten. But can one drive Mac apps from the keyboard?
>>
>> Using *AutoHotkey*, here is an example of what I can do in PowerPoint
>> running in Windows:
>>
>> ^!k::
>> Send,!HUNB{TAB}{DOWN}{RIGHT 3}!C{TAB}{RIGHT 4}{ENTER}{TAB 3}{ENTER}
>> Return
>>
>>
>> In relation to selected paras, pressing *Ctrl*+*Alt+K* places a blue
>> checkmark bullet in front of each.
>>
>> Is something like that doable using some utility on a Mac? I don't need to
>> know the utility, just if it's feasible.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>> Chris Morton
>> (click logo â for details)
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Mac users - UI question: From: Chris Morton
Re: Mac users - UI question: From: Thorsten Konersmann
Re: Mac users - UI question: From: Chris Morton
Re: Mac users - UI question: From: Tony Chung

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