Re: Automating repetitive task?

Subject: Re: Automating repetitive task?
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: Scott Russell <s_w_russell -at- yahoo -dot- ca>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 12:07:52 -0700

>> --- Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
>>> I remember the Word macro function and it's
>> probably
>>> still there, but does it work across separate
>>> applications like Microsoft Script Editor or
>>> Notepad?
>>> --N.

As Scott stated, the Recorder won't record across multiple apps.
However, if you're saving HTML from Word, then maybe you can re-open it
'as text' in Word and do your work from there?

*** atomic hammer method ***

Another way is to load the HTML file as text into a spreadsheet (like
Excel or OpenOffice Calc). You can sort the text, which might be good
enough to get all of the suspects into a single group of rows.

Otherwise, create a simple formula in the second column which searches
for whatever key text string marks a image file name.
(Remember- to propagate a cell down a column, select the cell and
double-click the little square marker in the lower-right corner)

Place whatever portion of the results you want in the second column as a
result of the formula. If not found, leave the cell empty.
Then filter by second column non-blank.

Good luck

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