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Author Topic: Double to Single Space Converter  (Read 4007 times)

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Double to Single Space Converter
« on: November 08, 2009, 11:05:53 PM »
Please can some one write a program to convert double and triple spaces in text copied from pdf's and word document to single space. I cut a lot of text from pdf documents into word tables and it always has double and sometimes triple spaces between the text and I have to do lots of find and replace in word to change double to single space (sometimes multiple times on the same piece of text) - use this program (http://www.freewareg...2007/07/04/clipcase/) "ClipCase" to try to this but it never works on the double spaces - HELP!!

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Re: Double to Single Space Converter
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 11:32:12 PM »
you can use a clipboard tool like my Clipboard Help+Spell and define a text formatting preset to do this; then just select your text and hit a hotkey and run the text formatter on it to do what you want.

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Re: Double to Single Space Converter
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 01:45:50 AM »
try this AHK script to replace the unwanted whitespaces with one single whitespace. use the win+alt+v hotkey to process the clipboard and paste the content.

Code: [Select]
#!v::
clipboard = %clipboard%   ; change to plain text
clipnospace := RegExReplace(clipboard, "` {2,}", "` ")
clipboard = %clipnospace%
Send ^v
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Re: Double to Single Space Converter
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 01:52:27 AM »
I have d/l'dclipboard help and spell - thanks - please tell me what type in the find and replace box of the modify format/case settings - I tried normal double space replaced with single - does not work, [:space:] replaced with [:space:][:space:] - does not work, [:space:]{2} replaced with normal space not luck! HELP (please)

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Re: Double to Single Space Converter
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 02:14:43 AM »
Cheers lanux edited the script so my single key shortcut for puretext.exe also removes all double spaces! ace..thanks for your help too mouser!

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Re: Double to Single Space Converter
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 02:17:50 AM »
Ok here you go, the CHS screenshot configuration for the preset:
Screenshot - 11_9_2009 , 2_12_55 AM.png

Even easier, just unzip this preset.format file in your C:\Program Files (x86)\Clipboard Help+Spell\PresetFormats\ directory, restart CHS, and you should now have it available without having to create and save it yourself:
* MultiSpaceToSingle.preset.zip (0.66 kB - downloaded 132 times.)

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Re: Double to Single Space Converter
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 02:18:47 AM »
damn it lanux beat me to it :)

well.. at least this will be useful for those who feel like experimenting with CHS.