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paragraph returns

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:31 pm
by krikarian
I having trouble with the program recognizing paragraph returns in a text file. i've tried several variations, none are working. The string below is where the problem is taking place:

@NewCourse:New Course^p@Title:

The "^p" being what word spits out.

I've also tried this:

@NewCourse:New Course\x0d@Title"

using the regular expressions code for carriage return.

thanks all for any help.


Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:21 pm
by Abacre
Hi Kirk,

It's not quite clear what you need to do.
But we may help anyway:

for example you have the source text:
@NewCourse:New Course^p@Title:

and you define the paragraph returns as ^p.

further suppose that your task is to replace ^p
by AAA

if you use
search for:

it will not work. Because ^ is a reversed char (start of line).
What you need to use is
search for:

and you put needed text into
Replace with:

So: by using \ you make reserved char escaping (^ in our case).

paragraph returns

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:59 pm
by krikarian
thanks for your response.

i added the backslash, but alas, it doesn't seem to recognize the string.


Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:21 am
by Abacre
"Use regular expressions" should be ON.
BTW we are talking about Batch replace operation here.

paragraph returns

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:39 pm
by krikarian

yes, it is for batch replace.

I now have regular expressions check. but i'm still not having any luck.

here are the strings i've tried in the find field:

Course:New Course\x0d@Title

which has the code for carriage return

Course:New Course\^p@Title

which is the Word paragraph code.

thanks again.