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How to "copy on drag" text in Windows 7?

I need to copy text between a commercial text editor (TextPad 6.1.3 by Helios) and a home brew program used by my company. When I try to do this now, the highlighted text is moved/cut rather than copied. Is there a Windows 7 or TextPad setting I can use to force the behavior to copy rather than cut the text? [more inside]
posted by moxiequz on Feb 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Creating an index of first lines

Creating an index of first lines, from a group of many poems, each stored in a seperate .txt file. Are there any applications or scripts that would help me to do that? [more inside]
posted by dylan_k on Dec 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Edit manuscripts, like in the pencil days. On a Mac

Remember editing text (I mean, writing) with a pencil? Like you would as a teacher or senior editor correcting somebody else's manuscript?Can I do something like that on my Mac (10.5.8)? I've been using Preview to add highlights, notes and simple graphic elements, but what I want is... [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Aug 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Don't people do this every day?

I want to do something ridiculously simple in Excel that doesn't seem to be possible. Please tell me that's not true. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Feb 10, 2012 - 17 answers

Stripping timecode from SRT file

I would like to delete certain lines in a text document. It's an SRT file, which is basically a TXT file that contains subtitles and in & out points. I'd like to delete all the timecode numbers, and leave only the text. Example inside... [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on May 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Is there a name for the video technique where text is "stuck" to an element of the video?

Is there a name for the video technique where text is "stuck" to an element of the video? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Jun 3, 2010 - 6 answers

UltraEdit like app for the Mac??

What is your fav. text editing OS X application? I need syntax highlighting for as many languages as possible, S/FTP, among most other common funtions (line numbering, block un/commenting, block indentation, etc). The best on the PC in my opinion is UltraEdit, nothing i've used on the Mac comes close. I'm currently using TextWrangler but I miss much of what UltraEdit offers. Any suggestions?
posted by joshgray on Oct 2, 2005 - 16 answers

How can I automatically format an XML file?

XMLFilter: I need to format an XML file nicely, with the correct indentation and so forth. Unfortunately the file is all on one line. Any suggestions for a Windows user? [more inside]
posted by John Shaft on Oct 31, 2004 - 4 answers

Are there any text editors for the Mac that will let me write in full-screen mode?

Are there any text editors for the Mac that will let me write in full-screen mode--i.e., with, say, yellow text on a black background, and no menu bar, dock, desktop, and so on? [more inside]
posted by josh on Oct 14, 2004 - 12 answers

Batch-correct files?

sed: How do I use it to do a general search/replace on a bunch of files? The docs seem to believe all I have to do is feed it s/regexp/replacetext/g and a list of files and I'm off to the races, but rather than getting the files changed... [exciting conclusion inside] [more inside]
posted by namespan on Jun 29, 2004 - 7 answers

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