Re: [NTS] Hello (Reg. Exp. Find and Replace, coding question)!
- Some padding things in notetab:
Choice one (probably not):
^!SetNameFormat Mask (added in v4.6)
The name format is used when new documents are created. The code "%d"
indicates where the incremental numbering is inserted in the name. In
the following example, the "0.2" between the % and d tells NoteTab to
format numbers smaller than 2 digits with leading zeroes: NoName%0.2d.txt
Padding on a string (probably not, limited to spaces -- would be great
if you could specify the padding character):
^$StrAlign("Str";TextWidth;Alignment[;Pad=False])$ (added in v4.9)
This function aligns the Str value within a space specified by
TextWidth. Alignment values can be Left, Right, or Center. If the Pad
parameter is used, a True value adds blank spaces on the right side of
Str (if necessary). Examples:
^$StrAlign("Test";10;Right)$ -> " Test"
^$StrAlign("Test";10;Center;True)$ -> " Test "
Of course you could do a second replace I suppose.
I often use this routine to zero pad things:
;use Hugo's ideas to get places and pad with zeros
^!If ^$StrSize("^%Field%")$=1 ^!Set %Field%=00^%Field%
^!If ^$StrSize("^%Field%")$=2 ^!Set %Field%=0^%Field%
But that assumes that you have created a variable.
There is a way to assign the regex find patterns to a variable and then
you can work on it.
Are you doing this with a clip?
Here is another zero padding method I have used:
; set padding of zero's
I have spent half of my life doing zero padding.
- --- In email@example.com, "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" <don@...>
> Some padding things in notetab:Thank You! I'll try your Jedi mind tricks, one by one. I am so very
green I hafta read everything four, five or six times while focusing on
some manual in another window while jotting down the code. If I only
had known/explored the ^!if and ^!set commands (for example) last night.
> Are you doing this with a clip?I have recently (four days?) started to use NoteTab. I've only
searched/replaced files all days now. I have also discovered NoteTab's
excellent ways of fixing and dealing with lines. But from what I
understand, "clipping" is something I'll play with quite abit.
> I have spent half of my life doing zero padding.I've spent more than half of my life (=24/33years) using computers
doing "zero coding" (=not any at all). Why? You can really utilize your
machine with it, and do all those little things you wish was
implemented in various software. Suddenly I am issuing commands from
one application into another in commandlines without opening any
window. This is great when you're working with pictures/audio, like I
do. Thank You NoteTab!
And thanks Don. 'tis really nice of you to take the time. Appriciate it.