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20459Re: [NTB] very new user

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  • Michael Bramley
    Mar 3, 2008
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      Thanks, Don. I'll follow your suggestions tomorrow.

      On 03/03/2008, Don - HtmlFixIt.com <don@...> wrote:
      > michaelcbramley wrote:
      > > I'm not an experienced pc tools person. I have 2mb of .dat file that I
      > > want to read and select some bits of strings that occur in fairly
      > > regular 'records'. Is this something I can do with notepad? Could some
      > > one kindly give me couple of pointers or direct me toward a tutorial?
      > >
      > We are noteTAB - much better than notePAD :-)
      > Yes you can do exactly what you want.
      > To see a couple of the records would be helpful to us in giving advice.
      > There is a search function that you can use like in all programs.
      > However through the power of clips (little bits of coding that you use
      > in notetab) or regular expressions (also called regex) you can do more
      > powerful moves.
      > If you hit control + f you get search, search for a bit you a looking
      > for and then f3 to move to the next instance of the string.
      > I would ask this question on a different list called the clips list if
      > you want some of the more powerful answers as we get right into it over
      > there and try to keep this light and airy :-)
      > Welcome, you just found the most useful program on my computer. Once
      > you unlock the power you will love it.
      > It the alternative if it is a delimited file, there are also other
      > options besides this great program including:
      > microsoft excel (pay) or open office (free) where you can import your
      > data and sort it
      > csved (free) that will work with a delimited file and allow powerful sorts
      > I would still use this however and use find function or if more is
      > desired use either regex or clips.
      > Show us a few lines of your stuff if you can and let us know what you
      > are wanting to output/sort/do/find etc.
      > I would however move it to clips at: ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com
      > if you are willing.
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