[Don't know what happened - previous attempt came out empty!]
NoteTab (Lite, Std, Pro) has had block support since at least version 4 -
as robust as I would have liked it but useful. The blocks are defined from
upper-left. Select by any of the standard selection methods: left click and
and shift-click, or click and shift-arrow. You can select the corners in
Three things for which to be careful:
- Tabs are single characters so the screen display may not match the file
- The lower-right column position MUST be greater than the upper-left
You will get a Block Dimension dialog pop-up window if not.
Append spaces to last line if necessary.
- There is a bug in NoteTab STd (possibly Pro & Lite as well), if you try
to "Cut block" on
just the last character in lines. It will copy, delete and paste but
Note that the intervening lines will appear to be selected in their
entirety. This is appearance
only. I suspect that this is an artifact of Windows not supporting block mode.
It would have been nice if Eric had implemented:
a block replace (replacing a selected block with a previously cut or
a block (AKA zone), edit (replacing or deleting a string only within a
a block sort (sorting entire lines based on the selected block) [A
biggie!!! UE does.]
But, alas, he did not. These features would have greatly facilitated
creating and editing
tables which I (and I suspect many others), do a lot. It would also be nice
keyboard shortcuts for block operations.
Press any key to exit,
Press any other key to continue...
At 5/27/2009 02:10 PM, you wrote:
>No, I don't believe that Notetab works with columns in the way you
>describe. You 'could' do what you want using regular
>expressions, but you can't just manually select columns within the
>document, as far as I know. I have wished for column
>support as well.
>Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 13:51
>Subject: [NTB] Block Select
>I believe the help menu answered my question, but I want to be sure before I
>go out and buy more software. Ultraedit has the ability to select a block of
>data for standard treatment, e.g., go from the sixth line, 45th column, and
>select all the way down the 45th column and out any other column specified.
>Thus, I can erase everything to the right of a certain column by just
>highlighting it and hitting delete. Does NoteTabPro have that ability?
>We're getting emails from a mainframe computer. Each email is XML code
>identifying the failed transaction. For me to work with it, I have to be
>able to strip all the junk data and paste the good data into a spreadsheet.
>Can I do that with NotTabPro?
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