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Tool to convert between different plain text formats

There are several types of plain text structuring / formatting syntax out there, for example: MarkDown MediaWiki XWiki HTML Is there a generic tool (easier / more appropriate than reg-ex) that helps ...
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Software to text-search a LARGE set of files (ebooks)

Looking for a Windows program (similar to "Everything") that can: Scan a very large (2-3TB, 10,000s or even 100,000s of files in 1,000s of folders) directory recursively For each "text" file, index ...
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Program to search EULA contracts for problems

I'm looking for a software that could search through the text of a EULA or other contract for suspicious clauses that you might take issue with. Does such a software exist? and if it does, Where ...
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Library for transforming structured text files (XML to JSON or JSON to CSV)

I'm looking for a library that will transform text files in one format into text files in another format. Example formats are XLS, XML, JSON, TSV, CSV, and various forms of fixed field length files. ...
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Is there a free-standing equivalent to PowerPoint's “SmartArt” feature?

MS PowerPoint includes a feature called "SmartArt". It provides a means of automating various kinds of graphical layouts of lists. I believe it was introduced with MS Office 2007. I'm not a Windows ...
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Tool to find hard-coded passwords in source code

One of requirements I have in my work is that passwords cannot be hardcoded in source code, database dumps, scripts, etc. However, scanning all this stuff manually and repeatedly gets tedious. Is ...
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Windows plain text editor that allows to bold/italicize/indent

I write quite a bit in plain text files. A simple text editor, like Notepad, meets most of my needs when writing plain text files. But sometimes being able to bold or italicize a word is very useful....
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Software to parse an .ics calendar file

What software can quickly and easily perform the following task: Separate the events from a single .ics calendar file that contains multiple calendars into separate .ics files, one for each calendar. ...
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Software to add text to image

I am looking for a software that allows me to add text to a picture and to easily select and customize the text. It should have these requirements: Easy to add image from clipboard. I usually copy ...
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Copy & paste texts omitting leading/trailing white spaces

Looking for utility/macro/plugin to paste texts from clipboard omitting leading/trailing white spaces. Couldn't find this feature in macros in PhraseExpress or utilities like PureText. Thanks.
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Desktop publishing / page layout for Linux

I'm looking for a page layout, or desktop publishing, software for Linux. I'm really just looking for anything where I can layout multiples frames of text on a page. It should be style based, so I ...
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Looking for a powerful text processing tool

I need to extract some text patterns from the huge HTML. I can definitely write a precise regular expression with the group that matches exactly what I need. What tool would be appropriate to ...
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Chrome extension to convert text to 'Sentence case.'

I am looking for a Chrome extension that can, with a keyboard shortcut, convert text to Sentence case and vice versa. For example: .THIS IS A SAMPLE TEXT should be converted to .This is a ...
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Text processor that is capable of Arabic

I want to create some documents with Arabic text in them. I already tried several programs, but not of them can satisfy my needs, which I think are quite basic. I want: Multi-column text layout ...
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Text editor that takes more than 10 gb

I have Emeditor and it does what I want but when it has a file that has one or more gb, it slows down a little or doesn't do a lot. I wanted to know if there's a text-editor that has or does what ...
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Text processing app to delete duplicate lines in text file

I have a large text file with over 20,000 lines. The order of the lines is important. I want to remove all duplicate non-blank lines in the file, without disturbing the order. What windows software ...
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Software to remove formatting on the clipboard automatically

I'm looking for a tool that will remove formatting on my clipboard automatically as I paste text. I would like the application to meet these requirements, Compatible with Windows 10 Gratis Some ...
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Converting non-ASCII Unicode symbols into words

I am looking for a Python package that can take a text as input and return the same text with any "non-ASCII Unicode symbol" converted into a word that represents it, if such conversion makes sense. ...
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Shortcuts to surround text by curly braces, and more

Many times I need to simply surround some text by some signs, like curly braces, square brackets and more depending on what it is exactly I am writing, scripting or programming. Some programs, like ...
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Text file merging tool

I have several text files that have partially intersecting contents. I want to combine them in the manner to have all contents in one file, but have as little duplicates as possible. This tool not has ...
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Recommended Process Modeling Software Tool

I'm looking a process modeling software tool that has different functionality. This software should enable to support and define a business process throughout the organization's function and people's ...
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Find similar fragments in several text files

Given several text (in fact, Perl source) files I want to find long fragments which are repeated in more than one file. There preferably should be an option to ignore amount of white space and/or ...
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Is there a tool out there that extracts the main text in an email?

What I'm looking for is a tool that detects salutations/greetings, signature, quotation of another email, legal notices and separates all of this "noise" from the main content of the email. For ...
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Software to delete lines in a text file

I'm looking for a windows software which can bulk delete lines in text files after a specific line. For example, a file contains 5 lines. I want to delete lines after the third line. see: Line 1 ...
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Fix up scanned text documents as images

I often scan text documents - text and possibly some logo/letterhead on a page, either entirely or mostly black-and-white. After scanning, I: Rotate the image to make sure the text is straight (this ...
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Software for Glossing/Tagging and Mapping Patterns in Text

Pleasantries I'm an English major temporarily studying at Oxford and I feel my literary/rhetorical analyses and argumentation could use a touch of the 'objectivity,' real or supposed, that ...
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Utility to recursively process text file templates and fill in placeholders

I search for a tool that is / can: gratis free from dependencies (no scripting language interpreter needed, ...) preferably a single binary run on Linux, optionally Windows traverse a (sub)directory ...
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Getting marked up difference of two big normal texts (not source code)

How to get difference text of two ebooks converted to plain text? They are both the same book but different editions, so much of text is exactly the same to within hyphenation and punctuation changes. ...
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Is there a very simple version control tool that only uses a diff-based change log for a text file?

Parsing the change log and reconstructing an older version automatically is not a requirement. The only objective is to make everything I ever wrote and saved and potentially deleted searchable and ...
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What is the best open source tool to parse text content from files to make it available for search?

I would like to parse text content from any type of file to make it available for search. Say the file may be .txt, .docx - document type files or it may be an image, audio or video file. I could ...
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A Linux tool / utiltiy for identifying non-stopwords in English text

Is there a tool I can sent a text file or other file into that will identify unusual words (not in a stopword list) in Linux? For example, words that are generally in the English language will be ...
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Software to convert very, very large html file to markdown

I have a single 1.3gb html file that contains the entirety of the Encyclopedia Britannica. I want to convert it to markdown in a way that preserves subheadings, tables, and UTF-8 special characters. ...
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Textual authorship testing options?

There's a pretty remarkable piece of software called jstylo from Drexel University, but it appears to have been untouched for a couple of years. Are there any comparable options to this that analyze ...
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Text file (log) viewer GUI with interactive coloring of multiple search patterns?

I am viewing text files (logs) with a massive ammount of data. I view them in a typical text editor like Scite or Geany, where the default view formatting is black letters on white background. What ...
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Semantic Tagging and analysis or extraction of text (Windows/OS X)

I'm looking for a software to add semantic tags to a long, structured text, with the ability to search for, extract, maybe analyse these tags. Specifically, the text is structured into chapters and ...
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A mac tool to fill placeholders before pasting

Im running OSX Yosemite and i need to paste certain patterns repeatedly. I only need to change parts of those. E.g. <tag>something</tag> <p>blehbelhbleh</p> <asd&...
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Rewrite large number of text files as UTF-8

I have a large number of files that are either in Windows encoding (CP-1252) or UTF-8 without BOM. Since those cause problems in my application, I'd like to convert them to UTF-8 with BOM. I did this ...
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Scientific / Chemistry search interpreting

I'm trying to write a program where people can find company-specific information about substances. For example about the company's safety rules, information about vendors, basic information like molar ...
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Tagging and categorizing very short texts

I am a historian, working on ancient texts. I want to be able to manually tag items in a long list of citations (each usually very short, e.g., Ovid Met. 1.4.5, Hom. Odyss. 4.5.6) so I can then ...
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Software library to render text to memory bitmap

I am looking for a software library that can be used to render text to a bitmap for use in a OpenGL API-based GUI library. It must Not depend on any framework like glib or Qt, It is acceptable if it ...
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Looking for a software keyboard for Android with better UX due to faster keyboard input

I am looking for a software keyboard program (layout and functionality) for Android devices such that the keyboard works as described in the 'Description' given below. Simultaneously, I would like to ...
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Tool for find & replace text in file - input from external file

I'm creating an HTML template that will be used by a user who isn't a programmer. The HTML template has placeholders in which the user has to insert text. I would like to offer that user a tool that ...
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Utility to reflow textarea content in browser

Is there any Firefox extension or Greasemonkey script that would make it possible to reflow paragraphs in a textarea content in Forefox? To be clear, I mean like the "Reflow Paragraph" function of ...
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Generate text from other similar texts

I'm looking for a piece of software, a script or whatever that could generate text based on multiple other texts.That could be used for creating stories for instance. If the stories used as the "base" ...
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Language detection at shell command

I need to detect the language of a huge amount of files, and I was wondering if there is some tool which I could use in a way similar to this, in linux command shell: langdetector filetodetect > ...
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Text search and replace

I am looking for some free Windows software which will allow me to specify a directory and a filename mask, some text and some text to replace it it with and then to perform the replacement, ...
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Preprocessor for Windows, good for generating HTML files

I need a template engine (preprocessor) for Windows that allows me to define my own (very simple) language. I need it for generating html files. It should be able to make macro substitutions but also ...
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Software for comparing two different text or html files

I need a software that can do the following: Compare two different files Highlight the differences Can handle big text files I have already checked out diffchecker. My OS is Windows 7.
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How can I delete non-english words from text file?

I want to delete all words, which are not English, from the text file. I have done some research about the topic on google and have found a python tool which is named pyenchant for this task. I have ...
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Software for converting HOCR format to txt?

I have health documents which are currently in the hOCR format. I want to convert them to an xml format. Is there a Mac/Linux - specific software which can do that?