Author: Jay Davis
Date: July, 1987
Keywords: resedit writenow
Text: Customize WriteNow byJay Davis
FELLOW NOVICES: WriteNow, my current favorite word processor, has no key-board command for inserting the date, but it does have the command in the menu. Using ResEdit, I was able to convert that menu command to a keyboard command. The process is really quite simple, and presumably applicable to any program. Here's what I did. First I install a copy of WriteNow and Resedit on a disk (which I labelled ResNow). Restart and double-click (DC) on the ResEdit icon. You'll see a list of the disk contents. DC on WriteNow. You'll now see a list of words, including MENU. DC on MENU. This gives you a list of numbered menus. DC on MENU ID=132. This is the FORMAT menu. Scroll down to the menu item ''Insert Date''. The box ''Key Equiv'' is blank. Click on it and type in the key you wish to use (I chose the left-most upper key, the accent mark `). Now successively close the windows you have opened. When the dialog box asks if you want to keep the changes, click yes. Now you are done. Close up and reboot. You now can insert the date from the keyboard by simply striking Command then the ' key. Try it, it's simple. Eventually you won't need the mouse for any of the menu commands.
Copyright © july, 1987 by Jay Davis