I'm trying to change a ppt to beamer. Here's the strategy I'm following:

  1. Copy all bullets from the ppt (open office)
  2. Paste it in an editor (gedit?)
  3. Hit save. (Here, it should call the sed script sed -i 's/^/\item /' filename )
  4. Editor should see the changes and reload so that I can copy/paste to my beamer source.

Can someone point me to an editor where I can extend the on-save functionality to make this happen.


Notepad++ allows scripts and macros, it is also opensource, so you could easily change the "Save" command to run the script, with a little bit of elbow grease.

  • I have the linux tag there and I don't think Notepad++ is available on Linux. – recluze Jan 12 '12 at 7:12
  • You can run Notepad++ in WINE – Dwayne Hinterlang Jan 12 '12 at 7:19
  • No offense but I never agree with solutions that ask me to use WINE. If I wanted to use Windows, I would've stayed on windows. – recluze Jan 13 '12 at 3:27
  • No offence taken, I offered you a solution you're capable of using. Whether you decide to use it or not is entirely up to you. You could download a simple open source text editor available for Linux and do the exact same thing I suggested you do with Notepad++. – Dwayne Hinterlang Jan 13 '12 at 7:13

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