Text editing is the process of selecting and preparing text [files].

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Dealing with a webapp that's eating whitespace

I'm filling out an application form for some funding, but the form eats whitespace - newlines are removed, and multiple spaces are reduced to one. This is the resulting PDF: It's my understanding ...
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How to navigate text by skipping entire words using the arrow keys on Windows?

In Mac OS X, Bash, and Emacs, I can navigate quickly in long text areas by pressing Alt + <arrow key direction>. Is there a Windows equivalent, perhaps a third party hack?
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Swapping multiple cases of two varying blocks of text, with MS Word find-and-replace

I have a few very long and large documents in MS Word, containing iMessaging history. I want to reorder the current format a bit, so it is more intuitive to read. Currently a sample of one document is:...
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Apply dictionarry to text file

I have dictionary that contains of approx. 100 lines word_1 transalted_word_1 ... word_n transalted_word_n I need to translate several txt files (actually these files are XML) in most automated way....
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Notepad++ wild card use with find and replace

I have a 12-digit MAC address such as 5C838F9FE398 which I need to replace with 5C83.8F9F.E398 Since I have to this for more than 200 MAC addresses I thought to use Notepad++ to save time. Is it ...
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Using grep; how do I show the Nth occurence of a pattern?

Using grep; how do I show the Nth occurence of a pattern? For instance; man sh |grep -A3 -- '-c' will return several matches. I might want to isolate the 3rd occurrence only, so that it shows: -- ...
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Show columns from a tab delimited text file in notepad++ [duplicate]

there is an Question of how to select a tab delimited column in Notepad++, but I would like to see the columns, i.e. ajust the tab width so that White space is introduced in order to prevent text/...
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Reverse caret notation from “cat -v”

cat -v prints a file to the stdout, replacing special characters with the caret notation (e.g., the end of transmission becomes ^D). I'm looking for a way to reverse the process: I have the result of ...
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Editing a “Fixed Width” Text File

I had originally drafted this question in Engineering SE, but on second thought it makes a lot more sense here. I don't know if SuperUser SE just doesn't have MathJax formatting or if I don't know how ...
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Windows Batch - Insert file name and spacer into contents of all text files in a directory and subdirectories

I have a directory and subdirectories of text files like this: my text What I'd like is to insert the file name (with or without the '.txt') and some spacing characters into the beginning of each ...
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How to find wild card value and append to it

I have part of the hundreds of lines similar to : [vc_single_image image="55"] How can I change the lines so they all get appended img_size="full", resulting in [vc_single_image image="55" ...
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How do I find-replace text that is line-broken and indented randomly?

I have a .ICS document that I opened in Notepad. When exporting the file, the calendar system watermarked every event description with a sentence. For a placeholder, I'll use: This is a placeholder ...
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How to add quotes to a datestring notepad++ regex

I have a huge text files with date strings in the first column. For further processing, I need to have the date strings in double quotation marks: 2015-11-11 00:00:00.00,59,... Should end up like ...
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MText doesn't display text properly when editing

When editing an MText text in AutoCAD 2016 the text seems to block itself out in places which is infuriating when trying to edit the text. This has happened since an upgrade from 2013 to 2016 (...
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Copy specific words from Notepad ++ or some other text editor

I have a lot of text like this in Notepad ++: User Actions Follow Online Marketing @LookSocialMedia Talk about #socialmedia, #SEO, online marketing, affiliate sales, #SMO, #PPC and much more. Join ...
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Difference between data and text?

This might sound like a very silly question to you all and in fact it is, but, I really got myself confused figuring out exact difference between data and text. I will put my observation, suppose we ...
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Cannot export some parts of a PDF created with autoCAD to text

I have a PDF coming which someone created with AutoCAD from a .dwg. I need to export this back to .dwg (or .dxf) and I am using Inkscape (save as->dxf format). Everything is fine except that text is ...
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Using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain lower ASCII control characters

When using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain some lower ASCII control characters (such as NUL, BEL, and ACK), it shows every lower ASCII character in brackets like this: [NUL][BEL][ACK] ...
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LibreOffice presentation: wider text background, like html padding?

When setting a text's background in a LibreOffice presentation, it may look like this: Is there a way to increase the background size, as in making it wider? I'm trying to get an effect similar to ...
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Different structure when I copy text from PDF

When I copy and paste text from PDF, it shows different than it appears in the original. For example: In the original is "Hi my name is Victor and I am 23 years old". When I copy and paste the text:...
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Having trouble closing my circle text

I'm using Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 to make some text boxes for a slideshow. I know how to use the Transform section to make circular text shapes, but I'm having trouble making a complete circle. I'm ...
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Is there a way to create invisible text?

I would like to create a text file (the format doesn't matter) whose text is invisible. I don't mean a hidden file. A normal file with invisible, copiable text. Or could it be displayed the way ...
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easiest way to change text to UPPERCASE/lowercase in windows 7

I want to change a size of letters from upper to lower case in every field where text could be typed (internet browsers or notepad, or explorer). But i don't know how it could be done instead of ...
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sed, delete from MarkA up to but not include MarkB

Expression in math term, I'd like to delete a region of [MarkA,MarkB). I.e., the deletion happens right when the keyword MarkA is encountered, all the way to keyword MarkB, but not including that line ...
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Scan for duplicate files with different extensions

I am looking for duplicate file names with different file extensions. Here is the command I run: find -maxdepth 2 -type f \( -name "*.avi" -or -name "*.mkv" -or -name "*.mp4" -or -name "*.mpg" -or -...
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Is it possible to start a text selection, jump to another page without moving the caret, and then end the selection range with shift-click?

Is it possible to start a text selection, jump to another page without moving the caret, and then end the selection range with shift-click? If I use the navigation pane, or the "Go to" command, the ...
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Insert horizontal blank space in pdf of homework questions

I have a pdf file of homework questions and I want to write my answer directly underneath each question instead of writing my answer separately on an exercise book. Is there any way to insert blank ...
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How do I make uniq only consider the first field?

I am using FreeBSD 3.2-RELEASE If I have some sorted text, like this last output— zikla13:Oct:20:22:34 zikla13:Oct:5:00:31 zikla14:Oct:17:22:01 zikla14:Oct:12:23:35 zikla14:Oct:12:23:34 zikla14:Oct:...
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CudaText: After saving, undo is no longer available?

In CudaText it appears that there's a problem. If I: Make a change to my text Save the file And try to undo, then the change isn't undone. Is this a known problem? Any fixes?
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Setting up a search tool to match any cell containing a 1 in certain digit location(s)

I have a search tool I am developing in Excel. In Column "EU", I have cells, each containing a string of 124 digits. These strings consist of 0's and 1's. I have 124 characteristics that produce the 1 ...
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Using btrfs cow functionallity to rapidly and efficiently subset large files

[My aim is to use btrfs cow features to subset 30GB to 300GB files into several 10GB files without producing substantial i/o nor using additional disk space. i.e.: 300GB dna_original.fastq 10GB ...
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Notepad++ find and replace string or text with new string or text

I have some code several hundred lines long and I want to find each "String" and replace it with a different "String". Example below... $BR360Button.Add_Click({BR360Button}) $BR368Button.Add_Click({...
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How to replace text within two words on TextWrangler?

I have a large XML file with hundreds of thousands of lines, and I need to replace data between two words (tags, in reality). Ex.: <foo>Sample Text</foo> Where I need to replace "...
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Windows equivalent of Mac OSX Cmd + Left/Cmd + Right shortcuts

When in text editors on a Mac, you can do ⌘+← or ⌘+→ to skip to the beginning or end of lines, respectively. You can also add shift, such as ⌘+shift+←, to highlight an entire line. Are there Windows ...
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Concat string with variable after a 'grep'

Here is the structure of my file: g-4.n.g.fr 10.147.243.63 g-4.n.g.fr-w1 Here is my script: #! /bin/sh ip=10.147.243.63 worker=$(grep -e $ip $1 | awk '{ print $3; }') echo "[Hostname: ]" echo ...
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Breaking the line in between the code in Notepad++

I have a file with line(s) that look like this: <url><loc>URL</loc><lastmod>Date</lastmod><changefreq>Time</changefreq> I'm editing the file in Notepad++, ...
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Can I change the user name for Word 2013 track changes while signed in to an Office account?

I've been provided a hard copy of comments and changes to a document. My task is to add them to the electronic file. I changed the user name via Track Changes Options (pictured) to the original ...
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What’s the best way of tagging bits of text for future manipulations (e.g. changing their position, their content, etc)?

Let’s say I am trying to design a personal foreign language dictionary file. The initial format of the entries is like this: • [1] [2] [3]; [4&...
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How can I merge two seperate two-column sections?

By highlighting my text, I determined the flow of text in my template document (the red numbers indicate the sequence in which the text flows): However, I want the text in the first page to flow ...
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To compile Pandoc Table in Editor by selection

Pandoc table in Tex document based on this discussion --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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How to Remove Columns from a Notepad++ File

I want to remove a column in the middle of a txt file in notepad++. The length of the file is approximate 50K+ lines so i prefer to not have to hold down a key while the cursor slowly makes its way ...
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Have a very large fixed width .txt file, have column widths for the records to guide me, and need .CSV out of it [closed]

The text file is a tax roll off the tax assessor website, and it is 2.63 GB. Every program that I have tried, including UltraEdit, Convert XLS, didn't find anything helpful in excel because we're ...
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RegEx expression to replace /randomword/ with <i>randomword</i>?

I'm looking for a RegEx expression to use with Find & Replace that will turn /randomword/ into <i>randomword</i> without actually changing the random word. Possible to do this ...
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Yank plain text in Emacs?

Using Windows 7 / 8, GNU Emacs 24.3.1 I often yank text copied from browser or incoming email. Is there a way to yank/paste as plain text, leaving out special characters? I tried Ditto and Puretext ...
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Join split lines with specific character at the end of line

I have to join two lines. One of them has point end of it to the previous one in whole text example: line1:hello line2:goodbye. I need to change it to: line1: hello goodbye. I have to remove ...
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Vim: changing tabs to spaces

I know this question has been asked many times, but I'm not finding a solution to my problem in particular, mostly because I can't even really identify the problem. Here's the timeline of events: ...
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How to replace text in last column?

Is there an easy way how to convert text in last column(8) if last 3 characters of the string are "-TA" So for example if text string in last column is "AB-TA" it will convert text to "AB.NO" If the ...
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How do I bulk change indentation sizes

I have a large number of files that are indented in a certain way and want to convert them to a different style of indentation (they are indented with 4 spaces and I want them to use 2 spaces). How ...
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Replace a couple of strings of text automatically?

More detailed: I've got a folder with data for a game which code is pure text and customizable (M.U.G.E.N). Beside all other things, the *.cns file of each character contains following string of text:...
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Unicode text lost when saved as ANSI

When I saved a text file using a notepad with ANSI, I lost all of the information since it became all question marks. Is there a way to convert it back to Unicode to retrieve the text?