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Author Topic: Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)  (Read 1132 times)

Contro

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Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)
« on: February 27, 2017, 09:44 AM »
I need a free program for search and replace in multiple word files able to :
- Insert a text after the located string , or before
- Replace the located string by a new one
- Format the located string in several ways (bold, highlight, etc. )

Is it possible ?

Best Regards

 

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Re: Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 01:01 PM »
I have found several I can try.
Replace Genius
Word Fisher . And old traduction program with a trial free forever. At least I find a name and password for that. I have to try if true.
VBA Find and replace. Is an utility to find and replace in word documents.
CR GREP This java program promises to be powerful, but I need help to install
Funduc Word Search and replace freware.
Codeplex Find and Replace.

In the paid scene there are also trials . The most powerful seems to be able to read strings in pdf, word, etc.

But the point is that they are able to read in certain parts of a word document : header, footer, in comments, etc.

I am trying Replace Genius with a standard word document of 60 pages, with other documents inserted, goldmine fields, excel tables incrustated, jpg inserted and vinculated documents .

Until the moment Replace Genius goes well to my purpose.

PowerGREP and WordPipe seems to be very powerful.

CRGrep promises to be equal power of powergrep and wordpipe and seems freeware.

So I will put a consultation in the snack forum asking for help to install.
Seems need java and comes with a bat file.
Also have instruccions I don't understand.

Best Regards
« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 01:12 PM by Contro »

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Re: Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 02:41 PM »
Until the moment Replace Genius goes well to my purpose.
Keep what works, skip what doesn't.

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Re: Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 01:40 AM »
Replace Genius

Thanks Contro for finding this useful free tool. It will come handy to me too.  :Thmbsup:

Regards,

Anand

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Re: Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 01:43 PM »
I have found several I can try.
Replace Genius
Word Fisher . And old traduction program with a trial free forever. At least I find a name and password for that. I have to try if true.
VBA Find and replace. Is an utility to find and replace in word documents.
CR GREP This java program promises to be powerful, but I need help to install
Funduc Word Search and replace freware.
Codeplex Find and Replace.

In the paid scene there are also trials . The most powerful seems to be able to read strings in pdf, word, etc.

But the point is that they are able to read in certain parts of a word document : header, footer, in comments, etc.

I am trying Replace Genius with a standard word document of 60 pages, with other documents inserted, goldmine fields, excel tables incrustated, jpg inserted and vinculated documents .

Until the moment Replace Genius goes well to my purpose.

PowerGREP and WordPipe seems to be very powerful.

CRGrep promises to be equal power of powergrep and wordpipe and seems freeware.

So I will put a consultation in the snack forum asking for help to install.
Seems need java and comes with a bat file.
Also have instruccions I don't understand.

Best Regards

Ath told me in the snacks forum that CRGrep is a powerful utility searching, but no replace option. So became useless to my purpose.

Thanks Ath
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« Last Edit: March 11, 2017, 01:59 PM by Contro »

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Re: Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 05:03 PM »
For the sake of completeness, but the Word-enabled ones are payware:

Silver Age Software

Text Aid Kit: 
    provides basic search and replace (grep) functions;
    search and replace text in small, plain text ANSI files;
    supports regular expressions.

Office Edition: 
    in addition to Text Aid Kit's functions:

    search and replace text in Microsoft Office documents;
    collect text from multiple files.

Text Workbench:   
    surpasses the junior editions in every aspect:

    search and replace in UTF-8/Unicode, MS Office files;
    process files directly on an FTP server;
    has a built-in text editor;
    multilingual user interface;
    supports scripting and automation via COM: new ActiveXObject("TextWorkbench.Application");
    handles files of up to 263 bytes (8 exabytes).