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Topical connections between existing documents?

Does anybody know of any software solutions for manually capturing connections between specified regions within and between documents? [more inside]
posted by Verg on Mar 14, 2014 - 6 answers

"Nah, boss; I'm just a speedreader"

Before building my own... does this software exist? I need to search a collection of PDF & Word files for key phrases, and dump the surrounding lines (x-m to x+n characters/lines, where x is the found phrase) into text files. I occasionally need to search a few dozen files for a few dozen data items, which usually have some identifying text nearby. This needs to be automated. Big bonus if it implements OCR, but that's not essential. Freeware, or cheapware, obviously is best. Windows-based is preferable, but I can do Linux.
posted by IAmBroom on Feb 12, 2014 - 9 answers

Why does OSX Text to Speech occasionally garble/skip words on me?

In order to reduce eyestrain when on the computer, I use the basic OSX (10.6.8) Text to Speech (System Prefs -> Speech -> Text to Speech) software for the computer to read out long-form articles found online. This works great! Except....sometimes when I ask "Alex" to read out to me it will skip or garble words from the highlighted article, usually one word per sentence or after x number of words. Why? [more inside]
posted by carabiner on Mar 11, 2013 - 1 answer

How to record and transcribe Skype conversation

What technology and software I should look at inorder to be able to record interviews on Skype on to my hard disk (MacBook Pro) and then be able to manipulate the recording easily in order to type out a transcript? Or, preferably , find reliable speech recognition software that will automatically produce a written transcript I can enter into my word processing program (Open Office.) ? I'm willing to change up software and able to spend no more than $100 to make this work. Is it possible?
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Dec 18, 2012 - 8 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

Making reasonable font

I would like to create a font using someone's handwriting and am looking for a good software with which to do this. I'm not an expert in this, so it would have to have a small learning curve, unless it is really worth it for me to spend time learning so I can get reasonable results. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Oct 19, 2012 - 6 answers

(Syncing) RTF editor for Android

WordPad is a bare-bones RTF editor. What app will approximate WordPad on an Android? Bonus points if the editor also syncs itself between Android and Windows. [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Dec 24, 2011 - 1 answer

Move, Text!

I need to animate text (short quotes, one or two sentences each) for a video presentation. Are there any (free or cheap) softwares other than Keynote/Powerpoint that do this? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Apr 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Text analysis software

Suggestions for text analysis tools, please! Following a short discussion in the Metatalk infodump thread with cortex and iamkimiam, I realized that we'd appreciate suggestions for tools that can analyze text corpora and text files. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by carter on Dec 12, 2010 - 5 answers

What are good apps for converting PDFs and other text files to non-PDF files?

What are good apps for converting PDFs and other text files to non-PDF text files? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Sep 6, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I make an animation involving text, still photos, and music?

How do I make an animation involving text, still photos, and music? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Aug 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Back to the basics

I really like the idea of text-based programs like WriteRoom (Mac) or DarkRoom (Windows). Are there similar applications for other purposes? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Dec 1, 2009 - 20 answers

Little text manipulation help?

I need some help repairing some text files. I don't really understand regular expressions and so on enough. [more inside]
posted by yesno on Nov 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Need Alternative to Text Editing

Need a Ultra Edit Windows Free Alternative for a Not For Profit Organization. Meaning "free for non-commercial use" doesn't apply to us. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Nov 6, 2008 - 12 answers

What is the best Optical Character Recognition software?

I am looking for the best of the best OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software out in the market that can translate images ( through scanner) of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into editable text.
posted by omaralarifi on Sep 14, 2008 - 9 answers

What easy to use (and free) text editor and ftp clients exist for the Mac?

Can anyone recommend some easy HTML editing and uploading tools for a mac? (ftp, text editor) [more inside]
posted by handee on Jun 14, 2007 - 21 answers

How to automatically extract graphical content from PDFs?

Are there any software packages or toolkits (preferably open source) available that allow me to automatically extract graphical content (such as pictures, diagrams, graphs, etc.) from batches of PDFs? [more inside]
posted by elbaso on May 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Free and easy text-to-mp3 or mp3-to-text on Windows

Is there an easy and free way to do text-to-mp3 conversion on a Windows system? How about the other way 'round? [more inside]
posted by monju_bosatsu on Jan 12, 2005 - 2 answers

What's the easiest way to synchronize text files between two computers?

I maintain lists of to-dos and other information in a lot of text files. Currently I've been having to shuttle them between work and home via my FTP server, which is about a five step process and rather annoying, espcially when Dreamhost is slow. What is an easier way to synchronize text files between two Windows XP machines that are NOT on the same LAN... with a big emphasis on EASY, preferably two steps or less?
posted by hansbleep on Dec 31, 2004 - 16 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

How can I convert a scanned pdf to searchable text?

I need to convert a scanned pdf to searchable text, without printing it out and scanning it back in using OCR. Also, I'd like a cheap or free solution since I'm not likely to use it often ever again.
posted by nomis on May 6, 2004 - 17 answers

OS X coders, what is your freeware text editor of choice?

OS X coders, what is your freeware text editor of choice? Something with syntax highlighting, line numbers, auto-indent, a versatile local open/save dialog, and [optional] FTP Open/Save. Right now I use SubEthaEdit and jEdit and like them both, but I'd like to see what other software I may have missed in Googling.
posted by brownpau on Mar 24, 2004 - 19 answers

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