Rather than complain about the thousands of surveys that I have taken without this miracle coming to light, I am just thrilled that I finally found it.
I recently shared how happy I was to find voice recognition in my Windows 10, so I can save my Arthritic fingers from suffering through all the survey I take, but my most recent discovery overshadows that by far.
AutoHotKey is a Script utility that has been around forever, but I never knew it. It does way more than what I need, but yesterday I installed it very simply, wrote up a custom script in my text editor and ran it just before I start taking surveys this morning.
Now when a survey asks for my age I simply type control a, or for my zip code control Z and even more exciting to me is when one of those text boxes comes up that tells me to fill in two or three sentence to answer the question, I have a list of simple short codes I can type in, to fill a whole paragraph in a second, such as >fc to tell about my favorite car, or >mv to share my favorite movie.
For those who think this may be too technical, here is a short example of the script I used today;
;~~~~~~ My Survey Script ~~~~~
Send, 81 ;My Age
Send, 97224 ;My Zip
::>fc:: This is my canned response that will be filled in when I type the code into the text box and can be as long as I want it to be.
Once I save the script (survey.ahk) all I do is right click on it and select Run Script.
I leave my text editor open while I work so I can make updates, save them and run the script again very quickly.
I admit that I spent half a day to learn about this, but I just saved you most of that time right here.