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ActiveWords makes it worthwhile to build your personal library of Actions that work universally, in every Windows context.   Microsoft's AutoCorrect functions are rudimentary and limited to use in the basic Office applications Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Publisher. They don't work in Notes, Excel, Teams, or in any of the Office Universal Apps such as Mail and Calendar.   ActiveWords work everywhere while Microsoft AutoCorrect is limited to...

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Import choices are available from the ActiveWords Icon right click menu "Import."   Import ActiveWords Data Files: ActiveWords data files (*.awdb) will be inserted into the current ActiveWords installation by opening the files. You can also import these files from the ActiveWords Icon right click menu "Import." ActiveWords data files include the free Addins and all *.awdb files exported from ActiveWords.   Import Comma Separated Value (CSV) Data Files:...

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Custom Triggers allows you to expand the number of Triggers beyond Double Space, Any Delimiter, and None. A useful example of this functionality can be found in the free “currency” Addin.   See the Custom Triggers video:   To manage custom triggers, open the "Preferences" tab of the "Options" dialog and check "Show advanced tools and options." This will enable the "Triggers" tab in "Options." Once...

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ActiveWords is compatible with remote access services such as Microsoft Remote Desktop and CITRIX.   ActiveWords Installed on the Remote Host   When the local user is working in a active remote session window, the user's local input is monitored and acted on by the remote ActiveWords instance.   Installing ActiveWords on the remote host offers the greatest flexibility and reliability. Each Windows User has their personal ActiveWords on the remote...

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  If you believe ActiveWords Sync is not properly synchronizing, first make sure all installations have the same build number (check "About" on the Icon right click menu).   If you still have issues, set Sync to "None" in the "Sync" tab of ActiveWord Options for EACH installation. Then set Sync back to the desired cloud service for EACH installation, one at a time.   This will...

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ActiveWords is designed to protect your data.   ActiveWords does its work by monitoring keystrokes. ActiveWords does NOT log or transmit keystrokes. The ActiveWords database is strongly encrypted. ActiveWords uses an internal buffer in memory to know when you are triggering an Action. This buffer is securely cleared every time you: Press the Enter key or any other key that causes the text insertion point to change (arrow keys, esc,...

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The "Import" feature in the ActiveWords Icon right click menu is used to import data from (1) an ActiveWords 4 database or backup file (*.awdb or *.awbk), (2) an ActiveWords 3 database (*.awb), or (3) a properly configured Comma Separated Value file (*.csv).   The "Restore" feature in the "Advanced" tab of the Options dialog is intended only for restoring a corrupt database for the same...

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On first run, ActiveWords will be set to run at Windows startup by default.   IT Administrators can change this default first run behavior for each user on a server, preventing ActiveWords from starting with Windows. Immediately after installing ActiveWords on a server and before launching ActiveWords, run "[drive]:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveWords 4\New User Auto Start Disable.cmd." This will prevent "Run ActiveWords at Windows Logon" in the...

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You can move ActiveWords windows between monitors (List View, Add/Edit, Options, etc). When any window is moved to another monitor all windows will appear in that monitor, while the ActiveWords Icon and Text Monitor are bounded within the primary monitor as defined in Windows Settings.   This allows you to display the List View in one monitor for quick reference while working in another monitor....

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Windows 10 introduced what Microsoft calls "Universal Apps" such as "Mail" and "Calendar." This application construct does not follow prior Windows standards in several ways that make delivering substitutions problematic. One anomaly is that a a substitution may not appear unless you first put something in the Windows Clipboard by copying or cutting. We continue to explore means of assuring the reliability of both text and content...

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