Find & Replace
Function of the ScratchPad
- This function is a find & replace similar to the one in notepad
but with a powerful twist. It accepts regular expressions for
To illustrate that let's take a regularly formatted keyword list
and turn it into a comma separated keyword list ready for a mata
tag list of kerywords.
Click on the "ScratchPad" tab and load your keyword list. Right
click and click on "Find & Replace".
At the "Find What" box type in "^p" without the quotes. At the
"Replace With" box type in ", " that's comma and a space without
the quotes. Now click on the "Replace All" button.
All of your new line characters have been replaced with comma
and a space. You now have a commam separated list of your keywords.
The same way you can get rid of numbers by replacing the "^#" meaning
a digit with nothing, or an empty character.
You can find all of these expressions by clicking on the "Special" button
in the "Find & Replace" window.
If you are working with a "." (dot) make sure you use a
"\." (backslash and dot), because in regular expression language
"." (dot) means "any character".
You can build many complex replace filter this way to manipulate
your keyword lists just the way you want it.
In case you are unable to build an expression to reformat your
keywords please contact us and we'll help you out.