[Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

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[Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby rjakhu » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:24 pm

Can you please add short cut keys to insert time stamp while editing text.
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Re: [Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:02 pm

Hi and thanks for the suggestion!
this is on the roadmap, please vote: http://roadmap.cintanotes.com/topic/639 ... -or-title/
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Re: [Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby frank » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:31 am

Yes please. Have the same wish. Like e.g. Windows notepad has it using "F5" inserting Date/Time.
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Re: [Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:35 pm

BTW what the exact format should be? Obviously it can't be the same for US and Europe..
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Re: [Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:23 pm

To start with, the short-format of the local windows settings could be used. I am afraid though, that won't satisfy (most) users, e.g. someone else might want to have the time included. PSPad offers a nice config dialog; see the attached screenshot. I know this is quite some effort for such a small functionality. A more easy to implement option would be to allow changing the setting directly in CN's settings file using standard syntax, e.g. dd.mm.yyyy.

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Re: [Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:56 am

I just thought, why not use the same format as the created/modified date/time label uses?
Would there be any problems with that?
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Re: [Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:32 pm

As a start that sounds very reasonable :)

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Re: [Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby Midas » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:53 pm

(Late as always) Normalization will always be a worthy goal, so please heed what ISO 8601 standard proposes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601

Regional variants should only come afterwards, IMHO.
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Re: [Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:15 am

Midas wrote:(Late as always) Normalization will always be a worthy goal, so please heed what ISO 8601 standard proposes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601

Regional variants should only come afterwards, IMHO.


Hi Midas,
but why would you need ISO dates inside your notes? could you please elaborate?
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Re: [Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby Noddy330 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:49 am

Midas wrote:(Late as always) Normalization will always be a worthy goal, so please heed what ISO 8601 standard proposes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601

Regional variants should only come afterwards, IMHO.


ISO dates would be good for me - I use them all the time - but didn't know about that ISO until now (Thanks, Midas)

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Re: [Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:12 am

Midas wrote:(Late as always) Normalization will always be a worthy goal, so please heed what ISO 8601 standard proposes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601

Regional variants should only come afterwards, IMHO.
I disagree. I understand your argumentation, but imo it is more important to have CN consistent date/time display throughout the GUI. No need to introduce something new.

I support Alex' suggestion to use the standard format of CN. The date/time display could be made configurable though, inside the settings-file.

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Reason: Bungled edit. Sorry. :(
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Re: [Editing] Short cut to insert time stamp

Postby Midas » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:45 am

Hi there,

While I understand and value Thomas' argument -- it's paramount to keep consistency around the program's interface -- keep in mind that the YYYY-MM-DD ISO format is the official EU approved format for all its 27 countries; also, it has the functional advantage of holding an ever increasing integer, making sorting rather easy.

I didn't mention the time part deliberately, since there would lie yet another source of disagreement: while most continental Europe follows the 24 hour form ('military time' in the counterpart speak), most Anglo-saxonic countries still live by the 12 hour system, AM/PM postfixed...

In the culture I come from DD-MM-YYYY would still feel more 'natural', but in this case I will gladly trade for the standardized form. For more reasons, please check the Wikipedia article as well as the standard's text.

I concur that the settings file would provide a working solution for this, too. :mrgreen:
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