Searach a word and send results in a new file
I am trying to find a way for exporting all the lines that contains a specific word or string in a new window so I can check it directly in the new window.
For now I just doing find the word and then copy all the lines in a new window but would like to have something automatic for that,
could you help?
By new window you mean a new notepad instance or just another tab?
What means something automatic? The whole process or just parts of it?
Did you try to record a macro already?
sorry for not being specific.
I meant a new TAB.
For something automatic I meant that after hit search for a specific word then I expect that the result is “imported” in a new tab automatically and not as now reported in the search window and then I have to copy and paste in the new TAB.
Can you address me about the macro? I am not familiar with that concept.
Probably the quickest and most painless way to doing what you are describing is through the use of the LineFilter2 plugin.
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Macros can be defined/recorded to automate repeating steps.
Once a macro works as expected you can save it and assign a shortcut for later usage.
Your steps should be
- do your findings
- once the find result window is open with the results press menu Macro->Start Recording
- press F7 to switch to the find result window, results should be selected automatically.
- press ctrl+c to copy the results
- press F7 again to go back to edit area
- press ctrl+n for a new tab
- press ctrl+v to insert the results
- press menu Macro->Stop recording
if this is the expected result, go to menu Macro->Save Current Recorded Macro and give it
a meaningful name. Now it should appear, with this name, under the Macro menu and you can assign a shortcut by using Modify Shortcut… from Macro menu.
Hello Claudia. I tried this and where you said “results should be selected automatically” I found this not to be the case for me. Am I doing something wrong?
I don’t think so, did a quick test with the 7.5.1 installation and it was selected.
So to be on the save side we should include a
Need to leave now … will check in detail later.
Thanks and cheers
plugin linefilter2 seems to do iexactly what I need.
good to see that you found a solution for you because I was just starting to write that
the macro solution seems not to work correctly with the find result window.