How to extract just "text" with notepad
Just as a word of warning, I am very new to Notepad++, and the explanations I find on the Web pass well over my head due to their (probably relative) complexity.
My aim with Notepad ++ is simple, I have a file like this:
_APPMANAGER_WAITING: “En attente…”,
_APPMANAGER_WAITING_TO_UPDATE: “En attente de mise à jour…”,
_APPMANAGER_DOWNLOADING: “Téléchargement en cours…”,
_APPMANAGER_DOWNLOADING_UPDATE: “Téléchargement de la mise à jour…”,
_APPMANAGER_INSTALLING_UPDATE: “Installation de la mise à jour…”,
I want to use a spell check software on the French text to make it as flawless as possible, but it is unusable due to the tags at the beginning.
So my question is: is there a way to just extract the text, which would give someting like:
En attente de mise à jour…
Téléchargement en cours…
… and so on.
Well, you could take a copy of the file and replace all of the undesired text with nothing, leaving you only the French, example:
Invoke the Replace dialog (ctrl+h)
Find what zone:
Replace with zone: make sure it is blank
Search mode: Regular expression
For more info on regular expression searches/replacement, see here.
Thanks for answering this quickly!
My example was a bit flawed I realise, but the whole document is several thousand lines long and with very distinct “beginning text”.
It would definitely help, but that still require a lot, a whole lot of manipulation.
I’ll try it though, maybe after a bit of cleaning my spelling software will be more useful.