Re: [Clip] wrapping paragraphs
- --- In ntb-clips@y..., "philurex@s..." <philurex@s...> wrote:
> Me too, thank you very much Alan. Works best on 1 paragraph at a
> time, which is acceptable to me since our newsletters are
> small.Hi Alan, philurex and others,
> Appreciate your quick reply, I'll be using it first thing today!
Its often a challenging learning experience for me, these little clip
issues that come up <g>
Here is my solution to formatting bulleted paragraphs. It is
flexible enough to permit multiple lines, multiple paragraphs, even
reformatting of previously formatted paragraphs. Just start by
highlighting from the start of first paragraph to the end of the last
paragraph to be formatted.
In its current incarnation, this clip is not flexible in terms of the
Margin or Width, they are coded as 7 and 68, and there are matching
numbers of spaces used in replace commands. The bullet appears at
left margin 5.
;8-5-2002 by Sheri Pierce
^!SetHintInfo Reformat in Progress
^!Replace "^[\s\*]*" >> "" ISRHA
^!Menu Modify/Lines/Join Lines
^!Replace "^P^P^%7s%" >> "^P^P^%5s%*^%s%" ISHA
;end of clip
- Hi everyone,
By the way, that 1st short clip of mine wasn't a true hanging indent since the bullet was added first then column formatting happened then cheat by jumping the top line leftwards two spaces.
Inspired by Sheri's idea of a true hanging indent (column formatting first then insert the bullet)
Here's a slightly different approach that's user configurable. It's designed to be used on either a paragraph or multiple paragraphs where each paragraph is separated by a blank line
you cannot change the variables themselves, but it is the values of the variables that are changeable it is done in the 1st line of the clip as per the clip's comments.
Probably handy for one up to not a really large quantity of paragraphs since, after 1st paragraph, when multiple paragraphing is activated or turned on, it prompts to continue on for each of next paragraphs. Clip follows.
; to begin, click anywhere in your 1st paragraph
; this clip adds a bullet & column formats your paragraph(s)
; if you're using this clip's mp (multi paragraph) feature then
; your paragraphs must be separated by a blank line
; %mp%=0 means the multiple paragraph feature is turned off
; %mp%=1 means the multiple paragraph feature is turned on
; hint: any of the values in the next line may be changed
^!Set %bullet%=*; %lmarg%=7; %txtwidth%=69; %mp%=0
; ^!Set %bullet%=*; %lmarg%=7; %txtwidth%=69; %mp%=0
^!Set %wrap%=^$IsWordWrap$; %cnt%=1
^!If ^%lmarg% < 2 warnprompt
^!If ^%cnt% < 3 Skip
^!If ^%cnt% = ^%lmarg% exitinit
^!Replace "^%spacsize1%" >> "^%spacsize2%^%bullet%" IS
^!IfFalse ^%mp% wrapup
^!Skip Process next paragraph?
^!Find "^p^p" IS
; lmarg is left hand margin size
^!SetWizardTitle ~~ lmarg error!
^!Info You've set lmarg too small!^%NL%^%NL%its value must be 2 or larger!
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