I blame that on Winblows and having to "run as Administrator". And Companies are doing more lock downs on company computers.

I guess the biggest complaint I get is how to cut & paste a block of code. <LOL>

Several answers to that:
1.) Use Alt+R (Rectangle-Select) & Alt+Z = Paste-OVERLAY
2.) Switch to Block selection instead of stream. (Don't like that, but is an option)
3.) Use record/Play back macro. Which I love from the Old Dumb Terminals from Last Century/40-years ago.

Check out this Great article:
Expand out "Playing With Blocks"

Although, I must admit most "fossil-punch-card" types have a tremendous hard time grasping the concept of shortcut keys, and cutting & pasting with shortcuts. Yup, they have to write down that Ctrl+C = Copy & Ctrl+V=Paste. <shock> It is NOTHING NEW. It has been around for 3-4 decades. If not longer.

Yup, I get asked if there are "RSE Shortcut Stencils" to put on the keyboards. <smirk>

Our favorite RSE Shortcuts:

Shortcuts keys have been out for a very long time... But still, that concept is new and hard to overcome, if you love & miss the old punch card machines. They even miss the "out-house". <shock>

I have to show how to do everything with a menu & mouse, because that is "easier" than remembering shortcuts keys... <disappointment>

PS. Myself, I use shortcut keys EVERYWHERE. But, I have been using the great software RDI for over 11-years.

-Ken Killian-

-----Original Message-----
From: WDSCI-L [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Hawkins
Sent: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:54 AM
To: wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [WDSCI-L] : Re: RDi way ahead

An issue I have faced is the difficulty just to get something installed on my PC. I have worked at places that I was unable to install software on my machine. The hoops to jump through to get permission to have something installed followed by trying to get the someone to come sign-on to my PC to install the software just overwhelms the advantages. I am sure that I am not alone in that.

Follow that by the learning curve of using some of these products. I have been using RDI for about 9 months now, but there are a few things that I have yet to figure out how to do in RDI that I can do very easily in PDM/SEU. For some issues, I find it simply faster to use SEU to make fixes.

But those are a few other things that stand in the way of adoption of WDSC, RDI, etc. that go beyond knowing the that the tools exist.

"But I strongly suspect that a much larger portion of the midrange
community simply didn't know anything other than SEU existed. If I'm right, it wouldn't be fair to call it a choice."

You mean they missed the constant nagging in PDM about "Have you tried ..."
? That message was around a long tie and you had to put some effort in to get rid of it. I guess there are those who don't know about RDi but frankly these days it has to be willful ignorance because references to it are everywhere.

Jon Paris

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