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Newbie Request for help on text manipulation

Postby mark spooner » Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:53 pm

Hi

As a newbie to textPipe Pro I would like some help with the following problem I have been trying to work on for several hours no. It's probably quite simple, but I'm having a mental block.

Does anyone know what script filter step I need to add to accomplish the following:

I have several thousand names and addresses in an unstructured format. The bulk of the text I can reorgnise quite simply but the following has stumped me.

Any help would be much appreciated. :)

I would like to go from:

FROM:

Tel: 01865 262600 • Matrimonial & Family Problems
• Children Act Proccedings
• Residential Conveyancing
• Wills,Probate & Trust
• Private Defence & Licensing
• Company, Commercial & Property

TO:

Tel: 01865 262600
• Matrimonial & Family Problems
• Children Act Proccedings
• Residential Conveyancing
• Wills,Probate & Trust
• Private Defence & Licensing
• Company, Commercial & Property

The existing script filter so far is:

Filter List
-----------
Filter options
| [X] Log to file
| [X] Append to logfile
| Log filename: C:\BP\textpipe\install\textpipe.log
| Threshold 500
|
|--Input from Trial Run
|
|--Remove blanks from Start of Line
|
|--Replace [Website] with []
| [ ] Match case
| [ ] Whole words only
| [ ] Case sensitive replace
| [ ] Prompt on replace
| [ ] Skip prompt if identical
| [ ] First only
| [ ] Extract matches
|
|--Replace [TXT details] with []
| [ ] Match case
| [ ] Whole words only
| [ ] Case sensitive replace
| [ ] Prompt on replace
| [ ] Skip prompt if identical
| [ ] First only
| [ ] Extract matches
|
|--Replace [Map/Directions] with []
| [ ] Match case
| [ ] Whole words only
| [ ] Case sensitive replace
| [ ] Prompt on replace
| [ ] Skip prompt if identical
| [ ] First only
| [ ] Extract matches
|
|--Replace [Save details] with []
| [ ] Match case
| [ ] Whole words only
| [ ] Case sensitive replace
| [ ] Prompt on replace
| [ ] Skip prompt if identical
| [ ] First only
| [ ] Extract matches
|
|--** DISABLED ** Remove matching lines [• ]
| [ ] Include line numbers
| [ ] Include filename
| [ ] Match case
| [ ] Count matches
| Pattern type: 0
| Context before: 0
| Context after: 0
|
|--Remove blank lines
|
|--Replace [Tel: ] with []
| [X] Match case
| [ ] Whole words only
| [ ] Case sensitive replace
| [ ] Prompt on replace
| [ ] Skip prompt if identical
| [ ] First only
| [ ] Extract matches
|
|--Comment...
| Click >>Here<< or press F1 for help
|
| TextPipe uses 'filters' to perform changes to each file. A 'filter list' is a sequence of changes, like 3 different search and replace operations.
|
| You can add filters from the menus above - Convert, Add, Remove, Email, Replace, Special, Maps, Restrict.
|
| For:
| * Search/replace - look in the Replace Menu
| * Unix/DOS/Mainframe End-of-line conversion - look in the Convert Menu
| * Extract email addresses - look in the Email Menu
| * Remove HTML codes - look in the Remove Menu
| * Join (merge) files together - look in the Special Menu
| * Split files apart - look in the Special Menu
| * Join files and then sort them - add a Special Menu\Merge filter followed by a Special Menu\Sort filter
|
| Just click the menu item to add the filter.
|
| This filter is a comment filter that is useful to document what you are trying to achieve.
|
| Please read the text under the 'Comments' tab.
|
+--Output to clipboard


Files List
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crystal

Postby crystal » Wed Sep 10, 2003 4:25 pm

I would try searching for pattern

(\d+)\s*\r\n

and replace with

$1

ie a group of digits followed by optional white space, followed by a line feed, replace with just the original digits.

mark spooner
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Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:13 pm
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Postby mark spooner » Wed Sep 10, 2003 5:01 pm

Hi Simon,

Thanks again. I have struggled for a coupkle of days with this one. I know it's just coming to grips with all the various options and the hundreds of bells and whistles of Textpipe Pro.

Cheers, Mark.
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