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Posted by Jon Polish
Nov 2, 2012 at 03:20 PM

 

I use ClipMate, but the mention of NoteTab Lite made me think of Brainstorm and TreePad. Both can do the same thing but perhaps in a more organized way than NoteTab. However, if you need to manipulate text then I agree. NoteTab is the way to go.

Jon

 


Posted by JohnK
Nov 2, 2012 at 05:16 PM

 

For text expansion (and more), I use Macro Express: http://www.macroexpress.com/

For clipboard management, Clipcache Pro: http://www.xrayz.co.uk/clipcache/

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Nov 2, 2012 at 06:02 PM

 

Dr Andus wrote:
>CTRL+C copies and pastes the content, CTRL+A selects all, and CTRL+J joins the broken
>lines that are adjacent only - which is important to preserve the original paragraph
>structure.

Like Jon, I also thought of Brainstorm when reading your description of using Notetab.  Brainstorm has a clever way of joining lines of text:

- Enter edit mode (F2) and go to the end of the line
- Press DEL to join with the next paragraph/line (as you might expect)
- Here’s the clever bit: Brainstorm will join the lines adding a space in between, and the cursor will then jump to the END of the second line, ready for joining with the next one.

I also own a license to Clipcache Pro which I consider an excellent clipboard extender. However, at the end of the day, clipboard extenders have a ‘generic’ approach, handling all kinds of data (plain text, rich text, images, files, URLs…) that may end up in the clipboard. As I work 90% with plain text in my clipboard, I find a tool like Brainstorm (or Notetab) more useful.

That said, one tool that I find indispensable is the shared clipboard Simidude. Especially now, with my main Windows laptop on one side and my Linux notebook on the other, it is like having an extended desktop.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 2, 2012 at 08:55 PM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
>Dr Andus wrote:
>>CTRL+C copies and pastes the content, CTRL+A selects all, and
>CTRL+J joins the broken
>>lines that are adjacent only - which is important to
>preserve the original paragraph
>>structure.
> >Like Jon, I also thought of
>Brainstorm when reading your description of using Notetab.  Brainstorm has a clever
>way of joining lines of text:
> >- Enter edit mode (F2) and go to the end of the line
>-
>Press DEL to join with the next paragraph/line (as you might expect)
>- Here’s the
>clever bit: Brainstorm will join the lines adding a space in between, and the cursor
>will then jump to the END of the second line, ready for joining with the next one.

Thanks, but I’m not sure if we’re talking about the same thing… I was talking about joining the lines in a large piece of text with a single click of CTRL+J. You seem to be describing a more piecemeal process of joining lines manually.

Let’s say I have the text of a 10,000-word PDF article gathered in a single NoteTab document where there is a space between each paragraph (cleverly inserted by Notetab), however the lines within the paragraphs have been broken, so if I had pasted that text into another application (e.g. Word), I would have had to manually join each line. With NoteTab it’s a single CTRL+A and CTRL+J and all the lines are joined in one go, while the spaces between the paragraphs are preserved.

Perhaps there are dedicated PDF-stripping or OCR-ing apps out there to do this, but this NoteTab process seems fairly easy (and cheap). And usually I wouldn’t copy the entire 10K words but a fraction of that (key passages).

 


Posted by MenAgerie
Nov 2, 2012 at 11:02 PM

 

>Let’s say I have the text of a 10,000-word PDF
>article gathered in a single NoteTab document where there is a space between each
>paragraph (cleverly inserted by Notetab), however the lines within the paragraphs
>have been broken, so if I had pasted that text into another application (e.g. Word), I
>would have had to manually join each line. With NoteTab it’s a single CTRL+A and CTRL+J
>and all the lines are joined in one go, while the spaces between the paragraphs are
>preserved.
> I use Message Cleaner for this need http://www.roundhillsoftware.com/MessageCleaner/?ReDir

Jeff

 


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