Re: quick templates for common tasks

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Interestingly Supernova had something like this where it asked questions via checkboxes etc and then let you test the file on the target program. It did work but was quite time consuming to do. Brian
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From: "Josh Kennedy" <>
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Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 9:24 PM
Subject: [nvda] quick templates for common tasks


I was sitting here thinking of how templates are used in google docs and
microsoft office to quickly make resumes and other such things. And then
I was struck by an idea I want to run by you guys.

Why not make add-on templates for NVDA? Here is how they would work. An
addon template lets non-programmers edit a file to accomplish a specific
task such as renaming reclassing objects in certain applications,
hitting tab to go through objects in an unuseable application and so on.
Lets say you have an inaccessible object you want to make it useable
quickly. you open the object reclass template in notepad its a prepared
.py file with extensive comments. Most of the work is done for you. the
comments may instruct you, however, to get info from the log and paste
it here or paste in this bit of code save your file then rename the .py
file to what application you want it to act on. templates could be made
for global tasks, app specific tasks and so on. Its like a word template
but it would be designed to quickly paste in some python code so the
non-programmer could do some basic things like reclassing and renaming
objects, doing things when objects appear or disappear and so on. What
do you think, good idea or not? oh and then when the person is done
making the template, they could package it into an addon to share with
the community.

some templates may also instruct you to remove comments from certain
lines to do things as well. depends on the template and what task you
want to quickly get done.


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