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Author Topic: Searching a Text-Table tool...  (Read 2468 times)

crono

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Searching a Text-Table tool...
« on: July 27, 2009, 07:23:20 PM »
Hi,

I often have to insert tables into plaintext emails. Formating them in a texteditor is very time consuming. I found a nice tool on the Mac and wonder if there is something like this on windows. Any ideas?

thanks and bye
Andreas
« Last Edit: July 27, 2009, 07:26:06 PM by crono »

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Re: Searching a Text-Table tool...
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009, 07:44:28 AM »
Where're your tables coming from?  Is is a screen clip, or can you export your data as CSV?  Some editors - e.g. UltraEdit, and Boxer - can convert CSV into properly-spaced columns.  You could get more control over the appearance from Bruce Guthrie's CONVERT, which is a DOS command-line program for doing similar tasks, and more.


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Re: Searching a Text-Table tool...
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 08:54:15 AM »
the tables are comming from various sources - copied HTML tables, Excel spreadsheets, CSV Files, copied from PDF reports etc. - but most of the time they are  just "from scratch".
I will have a look at CONVERT - thanks :)

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Re: Searching a Text-Table tool...
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 07:15:56 PM »
Crono, have you looked at CSVed?

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CSVed is an easy and powerful CSV file editor

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Re: Searching a Text-Table tool...
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 03:37:30 AM »
Hi,

I know the programm for some time, but only used it to check some csv Files - I will have a look...

thanks :-)