Sometimes I need the same text a few times with only a few modifications, like: for posting in my WordPress and in discussion boards. As I found it pointless to have one separate text file per format, I usually write it pseudo-formatted and do some regex search and replace on the fly.
Some days ago I had an idea how to optimize handling such things:
I define a "separator" as a page-break symbol and split the text into multiple tabs then.
This is text on page 1. Some more text. Yay!
This is text on page 2. Look how funny it is. Dance, joy.
| Tabbed Plaintext Editor |_|X|
| |________ |
| Page 1 | Page 2 | |
| This is text on page 1. (...) |
* The "tabbed" text files are still plaintext, so they can be edited even with Notepad.
* No bells & whistles, only splitting.Con:
Well, name them. I wanted to start coding it in January or something, so if there is something wrong with my thoughts, it would be fine if I knew it in time.