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"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

Selecting from Cursor to End of Line in Word 2010

In Word 2010, when I hit Shift-End, it selects the whole line I'm on. I thought it was supposed to select from the cursor's present location to the end of the line, not the whole line itself. Anyway for me to get the desired behavior?
posted by WCityMike on Aug 25, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I add text to the left margin in Word 2010?

How do I add text to the left margin in Word 2010? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Jul 25, 2011 - 7 answers

My computer shut down right after I finished a paragraph. Can I recover it?

Possibly a waste of a question but can you recover lost text in Word before it saved? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Dec 1, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I strip *some* formatting from text?

Can I strip SOME formatting from text? I'd like to be able to strip all formatting except HTML links. Even better I'd like to strip all formatting other than HTML, bold and italics. Are there any good workarounds for this? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Nov 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Can text be made to "wrap to window" in WordPerfect X3?

I am in a new environment where the computers are locked down and are well-configured to use WordPerfect X3 rather than MS Word. The one feature I badly miss, and haven't been able to locate anywhere, is the equivalent of of the MS Word "wrap to window" option, which will flow text to the width of your word processing window rather than always displaying it at the width of the printed page. This feature makes multiple-window desktop arrangements feasible. Despite web searching and kicking the tires in WordPerfect X3, I haven't been able to locate this feature. Is it hidden somewhere? Or does it not exist?
posted by dgrobinson on Jun 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Batch convert Word docs to text files?

Batch convert Word docs to text files? [more inside]
posted by yarrow on Jul 9, 2009 - 5 answers

My First Perl Script (TM)

Please help me make a change to multiple .txt files using this funny computer code thing. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Nov 11, 2008 - 31 answers

What's up with my character spacing?

When I print from Word 2004 (Mac), the character spacing is slightly off, but definitely noticeable. Random letters in random words will be closer or further apart than other letters. This happens when I print to a PDF or physically print a document, but not in the regular Word display. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by wsquared on Feb 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Text box

How do I make the outside text flow around a text box in Microsoft Word? Right now the text box is sitting on top of the text it's supposed to accompany. I know this is a waste of a question, but I'm in a rush and need to do this today.
posted by Ollie on Oct 17, 2007 - 3 answers

What's the word on ditching Word?

Help me ditch Word, yet still deliver a document that uses Word templates. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 3, 2007 - 17 answers

Stop Word from eating my text.

MSWord Filter: Why is Word eating my documents? [more inside]
posted by papakwanz on May 17, 2007 - 12 answers

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