Getting file addresses into BrainStorm

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Getting file addresses into BrainStorm

Post by david » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:23 am

Windows 95 PowerToy SendToX* works with subsequent versions of Windows.

It is useful in the extreme, for all sorts of things, but it is exceedingly handy for grabbing the full address of a file on your computer.

Send to clipboard as name will deliver something like this:

C:\Documents and Settings\David\Desktop\Discussions050719-30.brn

If you have Magic paste on in BrainStorm, the address will be plonked in your BrainStorm model.

To open the document, program or whatever from BrainStorm, click on the rocket icon or press Alt+L (for Magic launch)

*More information is here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1781614,00.asp
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Sendto, MagicPaste, & photos

Post by jack111 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:53 pm

I had a presentation document to compile that was essentially captions for about 50 photos. By using Sendto and MagicPaste on my My Photos file the names and location of photos got zapped into BrainStorm.

In BrainStorm I wrote and organized captions each under a the major heading of the photo file name it referred to, then put topics into the most effective order.

From there it was simply a matter of putting the photo file on my computer into the new order, burning a CD, and having multiple copies of the photos printed in that order at my photo processor. Hey what a brainstorm.

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Photo stuff

Post by david » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:13 pm

:D Great stuff Jack. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Here's another program from Jack

Post by david » Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:59 pm

Jack has posted this under "Yet another way to MagicPaste in file names"
Mike Lin's Home Page
"PathCopyEx"

PathCopyEx.msi19 (87kb MSI Setup Package)

A very simple shell extension that copies the text path of any file/folder in Explorer to the clipboard. Saves a bit of time on all those annoying Browse for Folder windows!"
http://www.mlin.net/misc.shtml

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