Monday, October 08, 2007

Text Ten

Ten Things to Help with Your Text

Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.

1. Recover your keystrokes with Emsa Save My Work freeware.

2. The freeware version of iDailyDiary is a note-taking/journaling program has a rich text editor that can insert graphics, URL, Hypertext links and links to other diary pages.

3. Keep your text in user defined categories with Wicked Orange's Notes freeware.

4. Paddy freeware (scroll down) is "a small text file viewer with some configuration options for colors and fonts" that "can also be used with Linux type files."

5. PDF Text Reader freeware converts .pdf files to .txt files.

6. Extract text from .pdf, .doc, .rtf, .chm, and .html files with Text Mining Tool freeware.

7. Text Crawler freeware allows you to "instantly find and replace words and phrases across multiple files and folders."

8. "Easily split a selected text file into any number of text files" with Text Split freeware.

9. Tom's eTextReader freeware allows you to read text files onscreen in book format, select window size and font size/styles, edit the text and bookmark it.

10. Merge multiple text files into a single file with TXTCollector freeware.

"The first book is free" -- for the readers out there, author/playwright Richard Engling has offered his SF novel Body Mortgage for free download here.

21 comments:

  1. I'll check out iDailyDiary, thanks! I still haven't found a good replacement for MacJournal. Will also download a copy of Body Mortgage!

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  2. I downloaded the book. It'll be interesting to see if it does spike interest in the author's work. Some say it will, some say it won't....

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  3. Oh, I struggle with just the usual programs (and remembering to save). But thanks for the links in case I get ambitious.

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  4. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Glad you are kinda back, PBW.

    Here's hoping you are too busy writing and enjoying life to post!

    Rebecca

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  5. Extremely useful, thanks so much!

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  6. Sheila, this is irrelevant to this post, I apologize, but when my hubby showed me this on snopes.com, my thoughts went immediately to you.

    The inspiration for your most hated cover has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico:

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/pinkdolphin.asp

    And I must say there have been no similar falters with the wonderful Darkyn covers.

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  7. bran fan9:57 PM

    I was just wondering...are you coming back? I miss your blog.

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  8. Something odd is happening, and I hope I'm not the 387th person to mention it. Has PBW really not posted since October 9th? And are there really no comments on that last post?
    I'm lost. I need my PBW! :)

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  9. Must...resist...temptation...to download s/w and procrastinate....

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  10. I was just popping in to say hello and see how you are doing and realized it's been a very long time since you posted.

    Life happens, I know, and I hope your absense means that everything is going well, rather than the opposite. Warm best wishes to you and yours - and Happy Halloween.

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  11. Anonymous12:52 PM

    I feel like I'm dieting here. If you've ever not eaten something you've been craving, only to discover you've eaten three or four other things in an attempt to satisfy your hunger, and are still wanting the first food, you'll understand why I've found myself clicking on blogs I don't like anymore....
    Come back soon, and Happy Halloween!
    JulieB

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  12. Anonymous12:52 PM

    I feel like I'm dieting here. If you've ever not eaten something you've been craving, only to discover you've eaten three or four other things in an attempt to satisfy your hunger, and are still wanting the first food, you'll understand why I've found myself clicking on blogs I don't like anymore....
    Come back soon, and Happy Halloween!
    JulieB

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  13. Becoming quite concerned....

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  14. Just checking in to see if everything is all right. It's been three weeks since your last post.

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  15. So it's been said that you're absent because of major deadlines and business, but I thought that you might want to know - if you didn't already - that Joely has inspired some of us to write rather silly poetry trying to entice you to come back... :)

    My two are up here and here.

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  16. I guess your absence means you're having some problems. I hope things work out okay.

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  17. Thanks for the links. I'll have to check some of these out.

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  18. Come out, come out, wherever you are? We miss you and we're concerned about you, as the dozens of comments doubtless awaiting moderation prove.

    Selah

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