[duxhelp] Re: Search & Replace revisited

  • From: "Joanmarie Diggs" <joanmarie.diggs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 22:07:31 -0400

I think some sort of pattern matching, be it by wild card or regular
expressions, would be great.  For instance:  

Find: "Chapter" followed by a space followed by one or more digits
Replace with:  <h1.> followed by the aforementioned string followed by
</h1.>

Take care.
Joanie

> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of George Bell
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 6:08 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Search & Replace revisited
> 
> I suspect this is probably going to have to be a future
> feature request, but here goes.
>  
> We regularly have to transcribe plain text documents with
> large numbers of e-mail and web addresses.
>  
> Applying the compinline Style dozens and dozens of times is
> a real time consuming pain.
>  
> Currently we can do series of Search & Replaces in DBT.
>  
> Look for ".uk "  and replace with ".uk[ee~compinline] "  -
> (note the spaces following)
> Look for "http:" and replace with [es~compinline]http:"
> Look for "e-mail: " and replace with "e-mail:
> [es~compinline]"
> 
> On the other hand, if it were possible to do a search for
> say, "http" and/or "www", or "@", select the whole
> word/string, and apply the compinline Style, it would save
> us hours of work a month.
> 
> Perhaps the nature of our work is unusual, or perhaps there
> is a better way of doing this within DBT itself.
> 
> I have potentially worked out a way to do this in Word with
> a Macro, but.......
> 
> Does anyone else have this issue to deal with?
> 
> George.
>  
> 
> 
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