22808RE: [Clip] Re: What is it you like most about NoteTab?
- Jun 17, 2012A nice group of cool features. I like the list a lot, but especially:
Spell Check / Options: Ignore case option
It needs to permit ignoring ANYTHING it finds as an error. I have numbers touching text, and I have numbers followed by
numbers, and sometimes I have a word followed by the same word, and I have to manually tell it to ignore the same things
all the way through. It is so difficult to use that I gave up on it and use spell checkers from other programs post
process. For example, the two 1's in this phrase cannot be ignored: 1 1/2 minutes. The Ignore all box is grayed out. Not
only that, but it requires TWO ignores to get past it � one for each 1. This also triggers an error, and cannot be
ignored: 4 (4-ounce) salmon steaks. I'd like an option to simply ignore numbers. There is an option to ignore WORDS with
numbers, but not numbers themselves. I want it to only look at words, and then only the ones I have not done a 'change
all' or an 'ignore all' on. Ignore All should work on anything it finds if I choose to ignore them all, but I virtually
never want it to flag numbers as errors. They NEVER are actually errors, but they ALWAYS require me to manually bypass
each and every one. Do you know how many fractions there are in a 5K cookbook??? Thousands! And every complex fraction
will trigger an error.
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From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of flo.gehrke
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2012 06:19
Subject: [Clip] Re: What is it you like most about NoteTab?
--- In email@example.com <mailto:ntb-clips%40yahoogroups.com> , Eric Fookes <egroups@...> wrote:
> Dear Notetabber,
> I'd love to have your opinion...
1. What do you mostly use NoteTab for?
Editing text, Text Analysis & Retrieval; mainly dealing with text from scans, files, or internet, to be edited before
importing it into text databases (my favorite: AskSam, www.asksam.com). Additional evaluating text that has been
exported from those databases (indexing, creating thesaurus and descriptors, detecting structural faults etc).
2. What is it you like most about NoteTab?
Easy and efficient scripting (Clips) / Its enormous, almost inexhaustible versatility -- even after years, I get across
new features I haven't seen before ;-)
3. Which NoteTab feature(s) do you use the most?
Clips / Find & Replace
4. Which NoteTab feature would you miss the most if you had to use
Unknown, since I don't use another editor.
5. Which feature do you miss the most in NoteTab that competing editors offer?
Selected Editing in KEDIT (www.kedit.com).
Normally, I don't use another editor -- so I don't know whether any other editor offers one of the following features.
All I can deliver is my personal "Most missed in NoteTab List" (or "wish list"):
Bookmarks: Creating more than 10 bookmarks (unlimited if possible)
Bookmarks: Saving bookmarks with file
Clip / '^!Info': Customizing message window with '^!SetInfoWidth' (cf '^!SetWizardWidth').
Clip / ^!Append: Directly appending data from functions, clipboard etc; so far, we can append contents from other
variable only. Example: ^!Append %Var%=^$GetDocMatchAll(...)$; ^!Append ^$GetClipboard
Clip / ^!DeleteSelection: An 'A' option, i.e. delete all occurrences of selection in active document.
Clip / ^!Jump: Jump to character defined numerically ("99th character in document")
Clip / Executing Clips with customized shortcuts
Clip / Number Lines: A '^!NumberLines' command with 'Start Numbering from/to' options. Please note: We've got '^!Toolbar
Number Lines' but it prompts the user to enter a line number. Alternative: A '^$NumberLines(Start;End;FormatNumber)$'
function which returnes the whole file or selected lines only.
Clip / Runtime: '^$Runtime$' function which returns the runtime of a clip -- also in milliseconds!
Clip / Search & Replace: Conditional Replacement with arrays.
Example: !Replace "Monday|Tuesday|Wednesday" >> "(Mo|Tue|Wed)"
Clip / Search & Replace: RegEx in all String Functions
Clip / Sort: Numeric sort like ^$StrSort(Str;Numeric;Ascending;RemoveDuplicates)$
Clip / Search & Replace: Excluding a selection (reverse to 'H' option).
Clip: Repeating a loop defined times; i.e. something like 'For...to' or '^!LoopStart [n times]' and '^!LoopEnd'.
Clip: A '^!IfRestart' command that checks if Clip has been startet anew during a session
Editor Clipbook: Limiting search and search & replace to a particular Clip (so far it searches the whole clipbook)
Editor: "Document | Second Window" also tiling horizontally
Search & Replace: A 'Concept-based Search' that finds 'concepts' (synonyms for example). The user defines a list of
terms which should be regarded as equivalents. Example: Search 'mother' will also match 'father', 'dad', 'mom',
'parents' etc. The Search dialog should contain a check box 'Use Concepts' allowing access to that list. Define that
list in "Options | Tools " for example. Enable Concept-based Search also in Clips.
Search & Replace: A kind of Fuzzy Search option based on linguistic rules. Example: Find 'dialog' also matches
Search Disk: Boolean Expressions in "Search | Search Disk" like "Find files where 'A not (B or C) is true"
Search Disk: Executing Search Disk with a Clip command fully supporting all its options and arguments
Search: A kind of KWIC Concordance (Keyword in Context) that finds a search term and displays it in a defined context of
n words before and after that term. Note: A long time ago, we've created that with a Clip -- but a standard command
would be useful.
Spell Check / Options: Ignore case option
Spell Check: Clearing an UDT against a reference text corpus. Example: Remove all entries which occur less than
(optional:1|2|3|...) times in reference corpus.
Spell Check: Editing *.DCT dictionaries
Text Statistics: A '^$TextStatistics$' function which returns the results of the Text Statistics (optional:short/word
frequency) without dialogs.
Text Statistics: An option for a case-sensitive statistics. Note: "report" and "Report" is two times "report" now; that
option should distinguish between upper and lower case. Also as an option in related string functions (^$StrWordList$,
6. What is the top benefit you get from using NoteTab?
Improving all those tasks I mentioned above in #1
P.S. Adding another question...
7. Is there any risk in using NoteTab?
There are signs that you could get addicted ;-)
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