This seems like it should be a simple macro, but for some reason I can't figure it out. I've done searching on the forums and I've read into text manipulation and replacement on the wiki. So if someone could help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it.
All I'd like to do is replicate the "Insert" key that is standard on Windows keyboards. I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about.
For those who are unaware, when I press the insert key on a Windows machine, it makes it so my typing overwrites any text or spaces that lie in front of my current position in the text. So for each letter I type it deletes the same amount. When I press it again, it goes back to inserting the text at the current cursor position. So the insert key toggles between these two states.
I have some template documents, emails, folder structures, etc. with placeholder values that I'd like to be able to type over and replace, while maintaining text afterward, and without having to type and then manually delete.
The macro seems simple. It would just toggle on with a hot key press and for each character typed on my keyboard it would forward delete a character. I just don't know know what action to use for it to count each keystroke.
I've tried exploring the "while" and "for" actions, but with no luck.
And playing around with it, I know I should have some sort of palette or notification telling me it is enabled.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks