I had to update about 50 entries in a database with the same text, but my only interface was through my web browser. I had a list of records in Excel, so using AutoHotKey, I was able to perform my updates in 1/10th of the time. All I did was select the next record and press my keyboard shortcut -- AutoHotKey did the rest. Here's what AutoHotKey did:
- Copy the record number from Excel
- Go to my web browser and paste the record number in to find the record
- Click modify record
- Click to another tab
- Go to the 5th line and paste in the update text
- Save the record
If you really want to explore AutoHotKeys potential, it comes pre-installed with many extras including an API and a script to help you write scripts.
This script watches while you edit an AutoHotkey script. When it sees you type a command followed by a comma or space, it displays that command's parameter list to guide you.Next time you need a windows macro or just want some simple shortcuts, give AutoHotKey a look. I think you will find it powerful, yet easy to use.