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March 13, 2008 4:32 PM Subscribe
Software that will format a large amount of text?
posted by Ctrl_Alt_ep to computers & internet (10 answers total)
I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but a couple of weeks of looking hasn't yielded anything that would work. I've had a look here
, but I don't think any of the answers were what I need.
What I have is a bunch of large documents with unformatted text (>200 000 words). It is in a number of .txt, Word and OpenOffice files. It doesn't all need to end up in the same file, but that would be nice. What I would like to do is to compile it and divide it into two columns. I would also like to be able to add headings and titles where necessary, as well as numbering the pages. Being able to insert pictures and diagrams, and document and chapter titles in the top left and right hand corners would be a major bonus.
I know I can do most of this with Word, but a couple hundred pages of tables that need to be aligned just right doesn't seem like fun.
It doesn't matter what OS the solution runs on and I would prefer to spend as little money possible.