Re: [Clip] Trying to replace single and double quote marks in a script
- St John Tremayne wrote:
> Ditto to Sharon's problem. I've got a series of replace statements that SHOULDI wrote a quote clip some time ago for a librarian on this list. Others
> work: replace left-hand quote with ascii quote, replace slanty apostrophe with
> ascii apostrophe, replace M-dash with ascii double hyphen, on and on. I run
> the clip, and it recognizes plus replaces the FIRST left-hand quote, then
> blanks out on everything else, AND it somehow changes the other left-hand
> quotes into something else that I have to copy into the regular replace
> function ([ctrl]R) before NoteTab recognizes it.
> If I put words into the clip instead of punctuation marks, it works, so I'm on
> the right track.
> I'm about to give up ... and, yes, I have been checking the archives, so far
> haven't come up with an answer that works. Right now, I depend on a whole list
> of such "enriched" punctuation I want to run a find-and-replace on, and copy
> each one singly into the replace window. Tedious.
> Not a programmer, just an amateur floundering in the deep end. Any help you
> can give Sharon would be greatly appreciated by more than just her!
> StJohn Tremayne
helped and it did about what you are describing as I recall. Do you
have a copy of the file you are wanting to change before and after so I
can see it? If so directly shoot it to me via my email and I bet I can
fix you up if you are still in need.
P.S. Of course you are a programmer, just not a great one yet :-)