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Customizing the SciTE User.Properties file- How to tailor it to YOUR needs!

scite user.properties fileOut of the box, SciTE is a great editor!  I’m willing to bet the majority of people never customize it to their needs.  They are missing out!  In the below video I demonstrate how I customize the SciTE User.Properties file which allows me to tailor it very specifically to my needs.

In the below video I walk through my User.Properties file which you can download from here.  I don’t think anybody should have all of the settings I have, however I wanted to give y’all the syntax in case you want to borrow sections (without having to type it out.)   Please be sure you backup your SciTEUser.properties file before doing any of this (I recommend you email yourself a copy to have as a static backup file just in case…)

SciTE user.properties file

 

In the video I mentioned a few important points that you need to review before using my file.  By going to

Control Panel –> System–>Advanced System Settings–>Advanced–>Environmental Variables…

I created a system variable entitled: Scite_Home.  Having this variable present means I can control where SciTE looks for the User.Properties file.  (This was important for me because I work on many computers and wanted to have the same settings on all the computers.  I also ran into issues that SciTE4AHK would over-write my SciTE User Properties file when I updated it.)

 

 

Video review of my SciTE User.Properties file

I hope you take the time to play with your configuration.  It can be frustrating at times however, in the long run, it is definitely worth it!

AutoHotkey User Survey Webinar -One hour video

AutoHotkey User Survey WebinarIf you were not able to attend the AutoHotkey User Survey Webinar you’re in luck!

Here is a link to the full deck that we reviewed and you can watch the ~1 hour webinar below. If you’d like to sign up for our AHK “Hangouts”, please click here.

This video has lots of insights and advanced analysis. 🙂  The very end we performed the random drawing and found out that Ben from Coraopolis, PA, won the $100 Amazon gift card!  You can register for upcoming webinars here.

AutoHotkey User Survey Webinar

Making sense of survey data: Laying the Foundation for Data Analysis

making sense of survey data

Making Sense of Survey Data

Care to get some tips on how to look at your survey data?  I’ve been an analyst for nearly 20 years now and was featured in a joint webinar with SurveyGizmo (my favorite survey tool) .

The webinar will be covered the basics of reporting of data, types of variables (Nominal/Categorical, Ordinal, Interval and Scale/Ratio) and best practices of how to report on them.  I also reviewed how, by creating binary variables, you can simplify a lot of your reporting.  The webinar is sightly over an hour long.  I showed a few tips for using Excel pivot tables and demonstrated how to replicate graphs quickly & easily.

Making Sense of Survey Data: Laying the Foundation for Data Analysis

I’m hoping to have another one getting a bit more specific on using SPSS and cranking-out Excel / PowerPoint slides.  🙂

Transposing clipboard content in any program- No need to run to Excel!

Transposing clipboard content

While it is easy to use Excel to transpose rows into columns, I’ve created an AutoHotkey script which negates the need to.  Basically it examines what is on the clipboard and replaces tabs with line breaks, then it sends paste to the program thus it is transposing clipboard content.  I have it triggered of hitting a hotkey and comes in pretty handy and can save some time if it is something you do frequently.

Below is a video which demonstrates it usage.

 
^+t:: ;Control, Shift and T trigger script
    StringReplace, clipboard, clipboard,%A_Tab%, `r , All ;replace all tabs with line return
  SendPlay,^v   ;send "paste"
  Return

Transposing clipboard content