Re: [RMX:NL] Re: How do I do this [Word 2010]?

Subject: Re: [RMX:NL] Re: How do I do this [Word 2010]?
From: "CenturyLink Customer " <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:14:55 -0500 (EST)

OK, I got to work where I have Word 10 and found a flaw. Great method, though. If you have

DRILL BIT A metal tool for ...
PILOT HOLE The small hole that ...

you will find and change the second one but not the first one, since the expression is looking for Xx* and not just X. You have to run your method first, then remove the [a-z]@ and run again.


Simple fix.

> Try this:
> CTRL+H
> Find what: ([A-Z]@) ([A-Z][a-z]@>)
> Replace with: \1^t\2
> Replace All

Make this change and run again.

> Find what: ([A-Z]@) ([A-Z]>)
> Replace with: \1^t\2
> Replace All

Thanks, Robert, that was a great idea. I'll keep this tucked in my toolbox.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Slager Timothy J" <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com>
To: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 12:46:18 PM
Subject: RE: [RMX:NL] Re: How do I do this [Word 2010]?

I shouldn't matter. This looks for the transition between all caps and sentence case. That should be where to put the tab (or other character).
You could just save it as a text file rather than make a table of it, open the text file in Excel (or Access), and split columns at the tab character.
tims
-----Original Message-----
From: robert -dot- lauriston -at- gmail -dot- com [mailto:robert -dot- lauriston -at- gmail -dot- com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 12:40 PM
To: Slager Timothy J; Techwr-l
Subject: Re: [RMX:NL] Re: How do I do this [Word 2010]?

I was thinking of something like that. Does that take into account that some of the terms are phrases so include spaces?

On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 7:50 AM, Slager Timothy J <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com> wrote:
> Jim,
> Try this:
> CTRL+H
> Find what: ([A-Z]@) ([A-Z][a-z]@>)
> Replace with: \1^t\2
> Replace All
> Now you have the tab character between Term and Definition and can convert text to table, which you can manipulate in Excel or something like.
> This assumes that the first character in the definition is upper case. If not, remove the second [A-Z].

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