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From "Niall Martin" <ni...@rndmartin.cix.co.uk>
Subject Re: Is there a way to do this...
Date Sun, 27 May 2012 21:39:05 GMT
There are others.  I use Textpad, and find it does what I want to do.

Best wishes

On 27 May 2012 at 13:07, Tony wrote:

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Subject:	Re: Is there a way to do this...
From:	Tony <abletony84@gmail.com>
To:	ooo-users@incubator.apache.org

> I often typeset books, but prefer to save them as pure text and open
> them in Vim
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vim_%28text_editor%29>+Solarized<https:/
> /github.com/altercation/vim-colors-solarized>before I bring them into
> OpenOffice or InDesign or whatever.
> 
> Vim is the most powerful text editor on the planet, and lets me get
> rid of your type of problems with ease. It can be a bit tricky at
> first though, but learning it is well worth it - and even if you're
> dumb like me (I'm not saying you are though) - it will quickly become
> second nature. Like for your problem I'd just type:
> 
> :%s/,"/, "/g
> 
> and press enter. Good luck!
> 
> Tony
> 
> On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Ima Afrotrap <afrotrap@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > I often copy and paste from e-book formats into odt simply because
> > odt is always such a nice smaller file size and I have all the
> > control in the world over what kind of font I want to use, etc.
> >
> > One problem I often have is something like this...
> >
> > For instance, in the following sentence:
> >
> > -----
> > He had just said wearily,"There's no timber down there to build
> > cabins." -----
> >
> > There's no 'space' between the apostrophe and the beginning
> > quotation marks. In this particular e-book, there is a *LOT* of this
> > and I'll not be able to enjoy reading the book if I have to stop
> > every 5 seconds to click on the spot and hit the spacebar all the
> > time.
> >
> > I looked at the find/replace, but when I tried that it didn't work
> > very well and then I had to *delete* a space when it put it *between
> > an apostrophe and an end quotation mark.
> >
> > I don't understand well enough how to use the regular expressions
> > and would really like to be able to use the find/replace so it can
> > do the 1000+ corrrections for me and I can get back to the
> > occassional manual fix, heh.
> >
> > Does anyone have any idea how I can do this to make it easier on
> > myself and get ahead with actual reading? (hopefully I described the
> > problem well enough for someone to actually be able to help me).
> >
> >
> >  JB
> >
> >
> >
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Niall Martin
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