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Old 10-09-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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txt files have lots of spaces

Viewing a txt file on my cybook lots of the lines don't go all the way across the page, giving a messy layout. It's not doing "wrap text" (if that's the right term) like it does in Notebook on my pc. Is there any way to make them display properly?
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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I use the free app Interparse to fix that problem. It seems very hard to find now, though.

P.S. Aha, link in this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27516

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it's a shame cybook can't display txt correctly. Reading txt was one of its main selling points for me.
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it's a shame cybook can't display txt correctly. Reading txt was one of its main selling points for me.
I probably shouldn't say anything because I know nothing about the Cybook, but the uneven line length thing is usually a problem in the source file. If that's it, it will also go funny when you change the window width in Notepad.
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you're right, it does!

Where can I get Interparse? Their website doesn't exist anymore.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:12 PM   #6
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You could use Mobipocket Creator to make a prc from your txt...
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anyone know a linux program for cleaning up txt files? I tried Mobipocket Creator 4.2 in Wine and it installs ok but can't do anything with it.
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you're right, it does!

Where can I get Interparse? Their website doesn't exist anymore.
I edited a link into my earlier post. Check the next-to-the-last post in the linked-to thread.

I think Extended Options/Remove CRLF Before Orphan Line is what usually works for me.

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anyone know a linux program for cleaning up txt files? I tried Mobipocket Creator 4.2 in Wine and it installs ok but can't do anything with it.
Nearly all linux editors support "regular expressions" that are a powerful mean to clean up files. OpenOffice can also do it (there is a "regular expression" checkbox in the Find/Replace window).
The problem is to craft the right regular expression... fortunately the online help of openoffice contains a list of regular expressions that can help you. See also the manual of the grep command for a more complete reference (man grep in a console).

Other editors include vi (available on every linux box, but not graphical), gvim (graphical version of vi), sed (stream editor), and many others...

Examples in vi :
:%g/^$/d
to delete empty lines
:%s/ */ /
to replace one or more space by one space

Hope this helps,
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