Petra, are you working with text files or Word documents?
The tool you liked, Replace Text, looks like it's for text files and
explicitly not for Word docs. EditTools looks like it's for Word docs,
not for text files.
I was going to recommend WildEdit. Distant memory tells me it handles
multiple find strings, but suggests not.
Can you say any more about the sort of changes you need to do? Is this
a one-off conversion/tidy-up, or is it something you expect to do
repeatedly? About how many find strings and source files are there?
(E.g. 10 or 100 find strings? Hundreds of source files or thousands?)
Are you changing text (words and punctuation) or tagging (HTML or
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EditTools does this – I haven’t used it, but I know it can do it.
http://www.wordsnsync.com/edittools.php , specifically
[mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] ON BEHALF OF Petra
SENT: Thursday, 16 August 2018 12:44 PM
SUBJECT: atw: Multiple text string find and replace in multiple
Does anyone know of a tool where you can do multiple text string find
and replace in multiple documents, with priority on the multiple text
string rather than the multiple documents.
I found a seemingly fantastic tool, Replace Text
(http://www.ecobyte.com/replacetext/), which would seem to perform
both functions easily but it is no longer supported and I notice it
mentions that there is a problem with Windows 7 so I'm assuming the
fact that I can't make it work in Windows 10 is to do with lack of
upgrade. Such a shame because it seems so powerful and I cannot
understand why there does not seem to be an equivalent either free or
My sister is looking at what she can do in Powershell but I wondered
if anyone knew of a tool for non-programming types. I realise you
could do a macro in Word but I want to do it for quite a large number
of strings and I imagine Word wouldn't really like that very much. I
think a specific tool would work much better. There's textcrawler but
as far as I can tell that searches single strings in multiple files.