Re: [Clip] Re: Replace help
- bozlawless wrote:
> Thanks Don for the help....Let's go at it very slowly. Unless you changed something you have a clip
> But I don't have a clue what you are talking about.
library with a list of clips open to the left of your window. Choose a
library you like at the bottom, then right-click into it and choose "Add
new clip". Give it a name (header) like "Remove date".
In the edit window you type or copy
^!Replace "a" >> "b" RSTI
save, go to some other text in another tab and double-click your new
clip. E voilá, an "a" will be replaced by a "b", done. Reload your text.
Now go back to your clip and modify it to
^!Replace "\b\d\d/\d\d/\d\d\b" >> "" RSTI
\b : Boundary, a place where a "word" ends, where a non-word character
comes next to a word character, the latter including digits.
\d : A digit, 0 to 9
/ : just a slash, "/"
Try it out as before, a date will be replaced by nothing. One slight
niggle will remain. If there was a space to the left and one to the
right of your date you'll now end up with two spaces in a row. Now I'll
have to assume something, namely that to the right of the date there may
well be different punctuation marks and to the left there always is a
space (and not an opening parenthesis or something). If so, make that
space part of the pattern and delete it too.
^!Replace " \d\d/\d\d/\d\d\b" >> "" WRASTI
At this time I've added W and A to the modifiers, the clip will now
start at the top, "W"hole text, and replace "A"ll occurences.