Hey, Scripting Guy! While browsing the Internet I found a script that showed me how to get a list of all the unique words in a text file. That’s useful, but I’d like to go one step further: how can I determine the number of times each of those words occurs??—
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I monitor event log messages for a specific word or phrase?— GH
Hey, GH. You know, now that the 2007 Scripting Games are over (have we mentioned that the 2008 Games are just a year away?) it’s time for the Scripting Guys to rejoin the real world.
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I put the date that a Microsoft Word document was last saved in the footer of that document? Oh: and how can I center that footer while I’m at it?— GH
Hey, GH. Well, the best way to go about – say,
Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a logon script that needs to perform certain tasks only on the first and second Mondays of the month. How can I determine whether the script is running on the first or second Monday in a month?—
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I write a script that, for each member in a group, returns the member’s name, department, address, title, and description?— TL-V
Hey, TL-V. You would have to mention the word “script,” wouldn’t you? Usually that wouldn’t bother us too much,
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use a blank row to separate rows of data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet?— AR
Hey, AR. You know, most people believe that the Scripting Guys all think alike, that we always agree on everything.
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I specify the number of decimal places to be displayed in an Excel spreadsheet?— JS
Hey, JS. Yes, it is Presidents Day here in the US, a day on which schools, banks, and government offices are all closed.
Hey, Scripting Guy! I saw your article about inserting text into a Microsoft Word bookmark. How can I do the same sort of thing in a text file?— LR
Hey, LR. You’ll have to forgive the Scripting Guy who writes this column if he seems a little less enthusiastic today than usual.
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I determine the full name of a user in a Windows NT 4.0 domain when all I have is the user’s logon name?— NH
Hey, NH. In case you’re wondering, after a less-than-auspicious beginning the Scripting Guy who writes this column started to get used to swimming laps every night;
Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I monitor a folder for new files and then automatically open each new file that gets added to that folder?— CA
Hey, CA. You know, today is Valentine’s Day in the US, which means that right now most American men are saying to themselves,