20459Re: [NTB] very new user
- Mar 3, 2008Thanks, 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: email@example.com
> if you are willing.
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