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Author Topic: Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)  (Read 363 times)

vincitygialam

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Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)
« on: October 04, 2018, 05:00 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 ?

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Curt

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Re: Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 06:02 AM »
formatted? no.

YannickDa

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Re: Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 09:31 AM »
you might give this a try : Word Search and Replace 2.40

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Re: Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 03:14 AM »
If still needed, i could create a GUI with a Listview (where you can drop files in), two editlines (where you put original and new text in), some radiobuttons to choose between modes and finally a [GO] button.

Program will only do its job if MS-Word is installed (Com/Ole usage)


FYI "re-format" i have no idea yet
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
politeness is not one of my strengths in writing, just because it sounds rough doesn't mean that I mean it rough.

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Re: Batch for Docs (search and replacer and format)
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 04:51 PM »
@vincitygialam: Hmm. Lintalist might be useful here. It's a pretty powerful tool based on AHK (Autohotkey) and has a few handy plugins. I suggest you consider trying it out. (The link has instructional videos.)

Not sure whether it would necessarily meet all your requirements, but, on the other hand, though we usually tend to think that we know what our requirements are, it is often the case that we might change/develop our requirements after having had a suck-it-and-see using some new tool. That's because trying out new tools can help to expand our awareness of what is possible and what we would've liked to have had the ability to do had we known that the potential to do that thing existed in the first place - e.g., like discovering that MS OneNote can search for decipherable words/phrases in an audio file and point to where (how many minutes/seconds) that bit of audio is in the file. ("Wait. It can do that?").

Though I have been aware of Lintalist for years, I haven't really needed to use the extensive text-handling functionality that it provides, as I tend to use my own AHK scripts to meet my simple requirements. However, Lintalist seems to support plain text and formatted text (HTML, Markdown, RTF, Image), so I would probably use it if I needed that capability.