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    Text Processor (Any Word Version)

    I'm looking for some ideas (or code) that will lead to a routine that removes all manner of junk from text files and leave just the text and paragraph breaks.

    I need to process text files into Word documents, but often the text (sent via email) has line breaks all over the place, forwarding >>>'s, those weird non-breaking space zeros scattered throughout, etc. This sounds kinda routine, so maybe someone has done this before.

    I'm thinking maybe Chris Greaves has a tool in his bag that would do the job...
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    Re: Text Processor (Any Word Version)

    I think <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=wrd&Number=82240&page=& view=&sb=&o=&vc=1#Post82240>this thread</A> has what you need. --Sam
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    Re: Text Processor (Any Word Version)

    > Chris Greaves has a tool in his bag


    Don't be vulgar.

    Yep.

    It's called the "Document Cleanser", and when coupled with the Files processor it doers what you want, and more.


    I took two years emails to/from Bolivia, some in Spanish, and turned the whole mess into a lovely essay in Word.


    Over the past two days I've been rebuilding my web site. It's not up yet, but I'll notify you when it is. Or you can waste time by checking one of these urls:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/cprgreaves/>http://www.geocities.com/cprgreaves/</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/cprgreaves/10.htm>http://www.geocities.com/cprgreaves/10.htm</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/cprgreaves/index.html>http://www.geocities.com/cprgreaves/index.html</A>

    Or my home page on vif.com: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.vif.com/users/cgreaves/homepage.htm>http://www.vif.com/users/cgreaves/homepage.htm</A>

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    Re: Text Processor (Any Word Version)

    Ok, Chris, you are on the spot.

    I downloaded and am about to set off exploring your essay!

    I'll get back to you...
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    Re: Text Processor (Any Word Version)

    Sam,

    Thanks. I've downloaded the app and will put 'er to the test.
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