Intro to AutoHotkey / Windows Desktop Automation (RPA)
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Basics of Installing and using AutoHotkey to Automate their Windows PC
- Desktop Automation / Robotics Process Automation
- How to Automate tasks on their Windows computers
- Have a Windows PC running XP, Win 7, Win 8 or Win 10
- Have a mundane task
- The desire to work smarter, not harder
In this course we learn about Desktop Automation & Robotics Process Automation (RPA). We take our first steps learning how to program in AutoHotkey. This course is for non-programmers that want to learn how to use this free (open source) tool!
Robotics Process Automation is a BOOMING field. Most other tools cost $10,000 plus per licence while AutoHotkey is free!
This course covers the basics and is designed for non-programmers wanting to automate the mundane!
- Windows / PC users
- People that want to work Smarter, not Harder
- Desire to learn Desktop Automation / Robotics Process Automation
- Willing to invest some time up-front to save time and $ later
- Business owners that don't want to spend tens-of-thousands of dollars on better-known (but less powerful) Robotics Process Automation software
Short overview of who I am, my background with Desktop Automation & AutoHotkey
Image showing the Automation Continuum. Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is an amazing field that is growing like crazy! In this lecture I discuss how AutoHotkey fits into the enormous Automation industry.
In this session I talk to things that you can automate with AutoHotkey. In truth, there is little that cannot, with enough effort, be automated. Having said that, I touch on the "big ideas" that can save a ton of time.
In this session I walk through installing the Unicode 32-bit version of AutoHotkey
This session walks through installing AHK Studio.
In this course I utilize the excellent AHK Studio by Maestrith. It's written in AutoHotkey and is for AutoHotkey. You can download it here: https://github.com/maestrith/AHK-Studio/archive/master.zip
I've created over 30 tutorials how to is it which you can see here:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JprvrxlW279vlWADTTlyLH1p800YlCC.
I also discuss SciTE which is an excellent editor for AutoHotkey. Get the program here: http://fincs.ahk4.net/scite4ahk/ and watch tutorials I've done for customizing it here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JprvrxlW26l5UPLm05D4CeFrHWEKhHJ
AutoHotkey and Notepadd++ which is equally strong which you can get here: https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=50
Before covering too much in programming, there are some important concepts to cover. To start, should you put all of your code in 1 script, or should you put them in multiple? Sadly there is no clear answer however I discuss some of the logic as to why you would choose one over the other.
Having problems with your code only working in a specific area? Then you better study-up on the Auto-Execute section. (Basically the top of a script until it runs into a Hotstring, Hotkey, Return, or Label.)
While you may never have issues with this, it can be very confusing when you're first working with AutoHotkey if you have the error but don't understand why.