>I have a list of 900 odd names all numbered as the first word,
>and have just discovered that I can us Control+J to get rid of
>the line return without losing the para. But I am halfway
>though and still cannot for the life of me make sense of how to
>write a clip to auotmate a getting rid of the initial sequential
>number or fixing the line break without losing the para breaks.
You can use my nnnLines Library to remove the line numbers. I
forget which Clip does it, but you are able to specify the format
such as one of these with X being the number: "X. " "X: " "X, "
A regular expression could be used as well, but sometimes it gets
a bit hosed up.
When using Ctrl+J for Modify | Lines | Join Lines you have to
watch out for lists like...
1. Item 1
2. Item 2
3. Item 3
...because they will be wrapped also which you do not want, at
least most the time...
1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3
You need to select portions of the text to wrap/join in those
cases. You might want to try out my eForm'r Library and/or
ReFormat for dealing with formatting text.
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