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Specs Finding Tool

Steve Hanov (
3 Nov 2004 15:34:52 -0800

As a software engineer in the telecoms industry, I often have the
problem of finding information in the 30,000+ pages of specifications
stored on my computer. So one day I sat down and coded an application
to solve that problem, and I'd like to share it with you.

Before I had this tool it would take me close to a minute of clicking
to find a specification, even if I knew where it was. This is a major
pain when document 'A' refers to document 'B' to 'C' and then back to
another annex in 'A'. Now I just type <control-J>4.18 and the relevant
etsi standard pops up in acrobat reader.

This tool is for Windows 95/98/XP/2000. It builds a list of all of the
programs and documents on your computer, and when you hit a hotkey,
you can type in part of the name and it will give you a listing of
everything matching that name. It even works with media files.

Give it a try:

(Note that the license is shareware)

Steve Hanov

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