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ActiveWords Scripting :: Adding color scan, WIA flatbed to *.PDF file in Acrobat 8
Author: Brujo
Subject: Adding color scan, WIA flatbed to *.PDF file in Acrobat 8
Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 6:53 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

Here is a script I wanted to share for adding a flatbed color scan to the end of a *.pdf file, via WIA driver.

Problem:


Lawyer has pleading scanned; needs to add proof of the envelope that doc was served in to end, in color to show realistic view of stanps or postage-meter ink.

Using a TWAIN driver requires two scripts; but the WIA driver, unlike the TWAIN driver, will auto-adjust to what it finds on the flatbed during the preview scan.

This is the most complex script I have composed. However, like my TWAIN scripts, it also rotates the envelope 90 degrees clockwise, saves the file, shows the current file size for two seconds, reduces the file size, and saves it with the same name. Finally, it displays the new file size until dismissed.

For an overview of how these scanner scripts work, generally, see my other posts at: http://www.activewords.com/forum/search.php?search_author=Brujo.

Solution:

Call up this script with a word like “scanaew” (for “add envelope WIA”) + F8.

NOTE: In the actual scripts, replace the word "colon," as in "," with a colon. For some reason, the forum will not display colons--they disappear and take the following number with them!

Script:

ffswdlfpsdtfsfrdzyfr

--Brujo
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ActiveWords Scripting :: Adding color scan, TWAIN flatbed to *.PDF file in Acrobat 8
Author: Brujo
Subject: Adding color scan, TWAIN flatbed to *.PDF file in Acrobat 8
Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 6:36 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

Here is a pair of scripts I wanted to share for adding a flatbed color scan to the end of a *.pdf file

Problem:

Lawyer has pleading scanned; needs to add proof of the envelope that doc was served in to end, in color to show realistic view of stanps or postage-meter ink.

Using a TWAIN driver requires two scripts, as, unlike the WIA driver, the TWAIN driver will not auto-adjust to what it finds on the flatbed during the preview scan.

The second script here also rotates the envelope 90 degrees clockwise, saves the file, shows the current file size for two seconds, reduces the file size, and saves it with the same name. Finally, it displays the new file size until dismissed.

For an overview of how these scanner scripts work, generally, see my other posts at: http://www.activewords.com/forum/search.php?search_author=Brujo.

Solution:

1. Call up the first script with a word like “scanae” (for “add envelope”) + F8.

2. Use the mouse on the active window in the WIA interface to adjust the size.

3. Call up the second script with a word like “ae2" + F8.

NOTE: In the actual scripts, replace the word "colon," as in "," with a colon. For some reason, the forum will not display colons--they disappear and take the following number with them!

Script 1:

ffsts
w

Now use the mouse on the active window in the WIA interface to adjust the size, and call up the second script:

Script 2:

dtfsfr
dzyfr

--Brujo
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--Anonymous




ActiveWords Scripting :: Reduce *.pdf File Size and Show New File Size
Author: Brujo
Subject: Reduce *.pdf File Size and Show New File Size
Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:48 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

Here is a script I wanted to share for reducing *.pdf file size and showing new file size in Adobe Acrobat 8.

For making a new pleading with diminished brightness (for example to bring up faint ?filed? stamps), see http://www.activewords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2684.

For appending new pages to an existing pleading (for example one published to *.pdf from WordPerfect), see http://www.activewords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=829.

Problem:

Scans from multiple sources in Acrobat often grow in size, and will benefit from file size reduction. Example: make a pleading in WordPerfect, and ?publish to *.pdf? all pages except facepage, sig page and proof of service. These need to be scanned to show filing stamps, sigs, etc. Then add a B&W scan of the fax service confirmation page, and a color scan of the envelope it was served by mail in.... Result: big file that can be shrunk.

Solution:

Call up this script in Adobe Acrobat 8, with word like ?size? + the F8 trigger. It will show you the file properties (including size) for two seconds, then reduce the file size, save it with the same name, and redisplay the prperties to show the new size.

Script:

frdzyfr

--Brujo
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--Anonymous




ActiveWords Scripting :: New pleading to a *.PDF file in Acrobat 8, from a scanner
Author: Brujo Subject: New pleading to a *.PDF file in Acrobat 8, from a scanner Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:30 pm (GMT -5) Topic Replies: 0 Here is a script I wanted to share for making new *pdf files from pleadings. For appending new pages to an existing pleading (for example one published to *.pdf from WordPerfect), see http://www.activewords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=829. Problem: Lawyer needs to make new pleading in Adobe Acrobat 8 from a scanner. I use various Brother scanners, most recently an MFC-7820N. In order to get correct scan, it takes a LOT of mouse clicks in Adobe Acrobat to get the scanner going, especially since pleadings often have to be darkened considerably...I use brightness of -36, or even -44 if "filed" stamp is light. This requires using the TWAIN interface with native scanner interface, as the TWAIN without has no brightness control, and the WIA interface has one, but won't let you get to it without physically moving and clicking the mouse on the "Adjust the quality of the scanned picture" hyperlink. Solution: Here is a pair of scripts I wrote which make all of the necessary selections to get the scanner running on TWAIN, native interface, 300dpi B&W, -36 brightness. It assumes that you have already selected US Letter as paper size for default. (WIA automatically defaults back to A4 every time--TWAIN doesn't.) Obviously other scanners might need slight tweaking of the script to make it work. I would appreciate feedback from others who try it. I call it up the first script with "scannp1" + the F8 trigger, for "scan, new, pleading, 1." The second, with ?np2.? (The shorter name must be used because typing the letter ?s? in the active window will trigger the ?Start? button.) First the scripts, then parsed: NOTE: In the actual scripts, replace the word "colon," as in "," with a colon. For some reason, the forum will not display colons--they disappear and take the following number with them! And they still won't display in Opera, but they do in IE. Unknown as to Firefox, Safari, or other browsers. Script 1: ffsts Now you manually enter the new file name that you want, and put it in the correct directory. (This is how Acrobat v. 8 works, as opposed to earlier versions, in which you would scan the file first, and then name it.) Script 2: t3b0 Parsed: f File menu f Create PDF s from scanner t TWAIN [special for my network--select the second TWAIN driver, the MFC-7820N, and not the first, the MFC-420CN] go to Scanner Options open Scanner Options go to interface selector s choose "show," not "hide," native interface OK--leave Scanner Options go to Scan button Scan (opens scanner native interface) Name the file and then run the second script: Go to Photo/Web/Text selector t Select "text" go to resolution selector 3 select 300 dpi go to color selector b select B&W bypass brightness incremental slide and go to number window (you must start with "0") 0 replace whatever present value with zero go all the way around to brightness incremental slide choose brightness of -36 Scan it! --Brujo _________________"Remember--when you crash, it's not your fault. It's asphalt." --Anonymous [...]



ActiveWords Scripting :: Script for sequential page numbers in WordPerfect
Author: Brujo
Subject: Script for sequential page numbers in WordPerfect
Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:39 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

Here is a script I wanted to share.

Problem:

Adding sequential page numbers (like in a header or footer) in WP takes five mouse clicks. Silliness.

Solution:

Call up this script with ?pn? + the F8 trigger.

Script:

rpi

--Brujo
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--Anonymous




ActiveWords Scripting :: Appending pages to a *.PDF file in Acrobat, from a scanner
Author: Brujo Subject: Appending pages to a *.PDF file in Acrobat, from a scanner Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 8:40 pm (GMT -5) Topic Replies: 0 Here is a script I wanted to share. Problem: Lawyer makes pleading in WordPerfect X3; uses "publish to PDF" command to convert all pages that will not be modified. But certain pages ("Filed"-stamped cover sheet, sig page, signed proof of service, fax confirmation sheet, etc.) will need to be added later by scanner. I use various Brother scanners, most recently an MFC-7820N. In order to get correct scan, it takes a LOT of mouse clicks in Adobe Acrobat to get the scanner going, especially since pleadings have to be darkened considerably to match the pages published out of WP...I use brightness of -36, or even -44 if "filed" stamp is light. This requires using the TWAIN interface with native scanner interface, as the TWAIN without has no brightness control, and the WIA interface has one, but won't let you get to it without physically moving and clicking the mouse on the "Adjust the quality of the scanned picture" hyperlink. Solution: Here is the script I wrote which makes all of the necessary selections to get the scanner running on TWAIN, native interface, 300dpi B&W, -36 brightness. It assumes that you have already selected US Letter as paper size for default. (WIA automatically defaults back to A4 every time--TWAIN doesn't.) Obviously other scanners might need slight tweaking of the script to make it work. I would appreciate feedback from others who try it. I call it up with "scanap" + the F8 trigger, for "scan, append, pleading." First the script, then parsed: NOTE: In the actual script, replace the word "colon," as in "," with a colon. For some reason, the forum will not display colons--they disappear and take the following number with them! And they still won't display in Opera, but they do in IE. Unknown as to Firefox, Safari, or other browsers. Script: ffstst3b0 Parsed: f File menu f Create PDF s from scanner t TWAIN [special for my network--select the second TWAIN driver, the MFC-7820N, and not the first, the MFC-420CN] go to Scanner Options open Scanner Options go to interface selector s choose "show," not "hide," native interface OK--leave Scanner Options go to Scan button Scan (opens scanner native interface) Go to Photo/Web/Text selector t Select "text" go to resolution selector 3 select 300 dpi go to color selector b select B&W bypass brightness incremental slide and go to number window (you must start with "0") 0 replace whatever present value with zero go all the way around to brightness incremental slide choose brightness of -36 Scan it! At first, it ran with glitches...wouldn't select the correct dpi, for example. I tried adding delays, which did not work. (I don't just mean that they didn't solve the problem...I mean that no delays were added, period.) So I went to bed grumbling. In the morning, it worked flawlessly. ??? Now I will make others for appending without darkening, and for making new files with both darkening (for incoming pleadings) and not (for incoming letters). Incident[...]



Technical Support Discussions :: RE: Vista Windows Explorer - AW cant see the window on top
Author: Peter Weldon
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:07 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 1

We are looking into this.

In the meantime please try this ActiveWords Script to add an ActiveWord for the currently active URL (this should work in any browser).

Code:
dcvn

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ActiveWord Systems, Inc.
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Known Bugs and Bug Reports :: RE: Vista X64 - Active Word Pad
Author: kvyoung
Subject: Re: Vista X64 - Active Word Pad
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:31 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 1

kvyoung wrote:
I just installed the latest build of Active Words from the web and every time Active Words Word Pad attempts to load it gets part way through and says it encountered an error and shuts down. No solutions shown in the problem reports screen. Is this a bug or have I encountered a problem with my installation?

Specs are:
HP TX2114CA Tablet running Windows Vista Home X64
4 Gigs of RAM

Any assistance would be appreciated.


Correction: This should actually refer to Active Words InkPad not Word Pad.




Known Bugs and Bug Reports :: Vista X64 - Active Word Pad
Author: kvyoung
Subject: Vista X64 - Active Word Pad
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:59 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 1

I just installed the latest build of Active Words from the web and every time Active Words Word Pad attempts to load it gets part way through and says it encountered an error and shuts down. No solutions shown in the problem reports screen. Is this a bug or have I encountered a problem with my installation?

Specs are:
HP TX2114CA Tablet running Windows Vista Home X64
4 Gigs of RAM

Any assistance would be appreciated.




Technical Support Discussions :: Vista Windows Explorer - AW cant see the window on top
Author: buzzbee-B
Subject: Vista Windows Explorer - AW cant see the window on top
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:55 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 1

When browsing in Windows Explorer on a machine running Vista, Active Words does not seem to be able to see what folder is on the top. When I click "Add New Active Words", then "Open a Folder", then select current, it says "There is no current folder or none could be detected" and directs me to browse. I can do that, but it takes time, and just wondering if there is a "cure". My machine is 64 bit HP, running Vista Ultimate. Thanks in advance for any help someone might offer.



ActiveWords Scripting :: Quick useful scripts
Author: BGunther Subject: Quick useful scripts Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:37 pm (GMT -5) Topic Replies: 0 I'm looking for more new posts since I so enjoy reading what others are doing. Things have been quiet for a while. I thought that I would post a few of my favorite, simple scripts. These are shortcuts that I use just about every time I'm typing. When I'm on another machine, I am usually stunned to realize that none of these are available to me. Most of my simple scripts protect me from mis-hitting outer edge keys such as $ % () - Anything that draws me away from the "home keys" generally slows me to a crawl. The first is "ss" which triggers the following script: $.00 The script asks me for a dollar amount, such as 100. After I enter the amount in the input box and then hit enter, the script types the dollar sign, $, followed by the amount I entered, then inputs the .00 and then adds a space. This script saves me from searching for the dollar sign and saves me from adding the decimal sign and then adds the two last zeros. You could create your own trigger word and you could have a second input box for cents if you often enter such numbers. I generally write letters, email or memos referencing round number dollar amounts such as $750.00. If your needs are different, this could easily be modified. My next script is for parentheses. My thick fingers aren't so accurate at hitting shift and then finding "(" Moreover, I often forget add the closing ")" My script is named "perens" and goes: () this creates the () and then puts my cursor within the parentheses. I could probably write a script called "out" to then get me out of the () without having to find the "END" key. My third script, called "quotes", does the same with "". Needless to say, the script is: "" My fourth script is "Paste" and is simply a script of: v I use this script constantly, finding it much faster than looking for CTRL-V. I do the same with "save" or "sv", using s My fifth is "end", allowing me to move my cursor to the end of a line: My sixth "hh" which takes my cursor to the top of a document: The seventh for today is "degrees". I often write recipes and like to write 450º, instead of 450 degrees. To use it, I type the 450, add on space and then type degrees following by my usual trigger of two spaces. The script backs up to the number and adds the º The script goes: The eighth script for today is "bd". When I type legal documents, I'll often type a single word or perhaps two or three words to describe the paragraph. I want the words bolded. So I start the paragraph with bd and two spaces and the input box opens and asks for what text I want bolded. After I input the word, it appears in the text as bolded. If I don't use bd, I often type the text, forgetting to hit CTRL-B before beginning. Then I have to go back, highlight the word or words and hit CTRL-B. Sometimes when I do that, I'm stuck within the bold markers and I find that my first sentence is also bolded. So I like this simple script: bb You could modify this to underline, add italics or even multiples of same. I know that none of these scripts is rocket science. I just hope that this post might prompt someone to share other ideas that will make ev[...]



Getting Started with ActiveWords :: RE: starting a Remote Desktop Connection
Author: Beltza
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:42 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 1

You can start a RDP connection by starting the application with the .rdp file as a parameter:

Code:
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe" "C:\Connection.RDP"

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Getting Started with ActiveWords :: RE: Newbie trying to automate email generation
Author: gunns256
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:13 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 3

I'm also going to suggest that you wander over to the scripting forum and read this post. It may be pertinent even if you aren't using Outlook.


Scripting for Outlook including inputbox

It's near the top.

Best regards.
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Getting Started with ActiveWords :: RE: Newbie trying to automate email generation
Author: gunns256
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:06 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 3

Consider not keeping your text in a file, but rather in an ActiveWord. That's the primary point of the software: to use boilerplate text with trigger words. What's especially cool about AW is that some of the boilerplate text is executable.

So to reconsider your project:

After defining text as ActiveWords boilerplate1 and boilerplate2 and sig, you would form an email-writing script as:



Your boilerplate texts would need all of the formatting and space padding at the beginning or end of the text. I'm pretty sure that there's a way to get multiple uses out of one inputbox call, but I forget what it is.

Good luck.
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Getting Started with ActiveWords :: RE: Newbie trying to automate email generation
Author: Peter Weldon
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:45 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 3

Try making your script one continue string with no line breaks.
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ActiveWord Systems, Inc.
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