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    1. [TEXTPAD] Column alignment???
    2. W David Samuelsen
    3. There are 14 of us on the list. I have a question I have to turn to you to help me out on this. I tried to find a way to realign the columns because some columns were too wide, bumping the next column on the same line to go further out of alignment. I haven't been able to find where in TEXTPAD to do that. David

    11/08/2001 05:10:15
    1. [TEXTPAD] Vers 4.5 upgrade
    2. W David Samuelsen
    3. upgraded to 4.5 but I have bigger problem. I have naturalization index that run to 160 pages long and is quite wide - legal size width. Problem is locking in the positions in columns since it was not in table format initially. W. David Samuelsen

    08/30/2001 07:34:51
    1. RE: [TEXTPAD] forgot to mention it
    2. Connie Burkett
    3. David, What you have now is a Semicolon-Delimited file. If you have Excel you should open the .txt file in Excel and it will take you through an Import Wizard. On the first screen, let it know the file is Delimited, and on the next screen, put a check-mark in the box for "Semicolon", then finish the Wizard. After getting the file into Excel, select the entire file and change the font to Courier-New 10. With the entire file still selected, click between any two columns to set the column width for each column to the widest cell in that column. Then you can SaveAs from Excel as a tab-delimited-text file that will open in TextPad with the columns all lined up. Connie -----Original Message----- From: W. David Samuelsen [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 1:01 AM To: [email protected] Subject: [TEXTPAD] forgot to mention it Forgot to mention that it was originally in WordPerfect table then saved as txt and reopened the text file and replaced all the [HRt] resulting in this ; ; ; at each end and replace those ones with [HRt] resulting in the format you just saw. Now I need to convert the text into "column" format David

    05/08/2001 07:41:36
    1. Re: [TEXTPAD] forgot to mention it
    2. W. David Samuelsen
    3. I don't use Excel. David Connie Burkett wrote: > > David, > What you have now is a Semicolon-Delimited file. > > If you have Excel you should open the .txt file in Excel and it will take > you through an Import Wizard. On the first screen, let it know the file is > Delimited, and on the next screen, put a check-mark in the box for > "Semicolon", then finish the Wizard. > > After getting the file into Excel, select the entire file and change the > font to Courier-New 10. With the entire file still selected, click between > any two columns to set the column width for each column to the widest cell > in that column. Then you can SaveAs from Excel as a tab-delimited-text file > that will open in TextPad with the columns all lined up. > > Connie > > -----Original Message----- > From: W. David Samuelsen [mailto:[email protected]] > Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 1:01 AM > To: [email protected] > Subject: [TEXTPAD] forgot to mention it > > Forgot to mention that it was originally in WordPerfect table then > saved as txt and reopened the text file and replaced all the [HRt] > resulting in this ; ; ; at each end and replace those ones with [HRt] > resulting in the format you just saw. > > Now I need to convert the text into "column" format > > David

    05/08/2001 06:16:09
    1. [TEXTPAD] forgot to mention it
    2. W. David Samuelsen
    3. Forgot to mention that it was originally in WordPerfect table then saved as txt and reopened the text file and replaced all the [HRt] resulting in this ; ; ; at each end and replace those ones with [HRt] resulting in the format you just saw. Now I need to convert the text into "column" format David

    05/08/2001 05:01:08
    1. [TEXTPAD] What am I missing?
    2. W. David Samuelsen
    3. Name of Deceased; Age; Relation; Date of Death; Date of Burial; Services from (name of Catholic parish) GONZALES, Beatriz; 84; Apolinario GONZALES; 18 Jan 1953; 16 Jan 1953; Holy Family I need to align all the ";" into straight line "columns" I have several cemeteries. If I solve this, imagine what I can do with censuses even more (particulary 1880 and thereafters)

    05/08/2001 04:58:35
    1. [TEXTPAD] [Fwd: TEXTPAD Mailing List]
    2. W. David Samuelsen
    3. anyone venturing to give me sites and better description than I can give him? John Fuller is the webmaster of Genealogy Resources on Internet listing thousands of genealogy mailing lists. David Samuelsen -------- Original Message -------- Subject: TEXTPAD Mailing List Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 19:24:49 EST To: [email protected] Hi David: I see that you have started the TEXTPAD mailing list. How does the following sound as an entry for my web pages? I am unfamiliar with the software and would appreciate a one sentence description of it including the names of the applicable USGW projects (if it has specific applications). "TEXTPAD. A mailing list for the transcribers associated with the ??? USGenWeb projects to discuss the use of the Textpad software program. To subscribe send "subscribe" to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode)." As usual I will pass the entry we agree on to the Rootsweb folks, inform Cyndi Howells (CyndisList) so she can link to the entry, and post the entry to the NEW-GENLIST mailing list. Looking forward to hearing from you. John Fuller [email protected] Coauthor of Genealogy Resources on the Internet http://www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/internet.html Link to Channel Islands researchers around the world http://www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/ci.html

    03/19/2001 11:14:27
    1. RE: [TEXTPAD] tab problem
    2. Connie Burkett
    3. David, Apparently when you saveAs Text from WordPerfect it is adding a HARD code for End-of-Line. I no longer have WordPerfect installed on my PC, but if my memory serves me right, on the older versions of WordPerfect there were 2 options in the SaveAs for Text with one of them mentioning CR/LF. On the newer Windows version I don't remember that option being there. In TextPad, on the Toolbar there is a button about halfway on the bar that looks like a backward P. When you hover the mouse over that button it has "Visible" on it. Click that button and it turns on the hidden codes. You will then see the hard codes at the ends of the lines. One thing you might try is setting the Paper-Size-Type in WordPerfect to landscape with a small left/right margin to see if it will save the file as TEXT without adding the HARD-Return codes in the middle of a line. Connie -----Original Message----- From: W. David Samuelsen [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 11:50 AM To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [TEXTPAD] tab problem Word Wrap had been off already and still has this. RIDDERS, Adeline .. ... 1879 .. ... 1916 wife of Gerhard RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1913 wife of George alignment is still off. David Connie Burkett wrote: > > David, > Click on "Configure" on the menu-bar, > then click on "Word Wrap" to turn it OFF. > > Connie >

    03/17/2001 05:14:57
    1. [TEXTPAD] New
    2. Carolyn Henderson
    3. Hard Returns, not tabs!!! Thanks again, Carolyn

    03/17/2001 05:05:16
    1. [TEXTPAD] New to list
    2. Carolyn Henderson
    3. I have only been on the list a little while (Thanks to David) and I have already learned something........how to view the hard tabs... Thanks, Carolyn

    03/17/2001 05:04:28
    1. Re: [TEXTPAD] tab problem
    2. W. David Samuelsen
    3. Word Wrap had been off already and still has this. RIDDERS, Adeline .. ... 1879 .. ... 1916 wife of Gerhard RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1913 wife of George alignment is still off. David Connie Burkett wrote: > > David, > Click on "Configure" on the menu-bar, > then click on "Word Wrap" to turn it OFF. > > Connie >

    03/17/2001 02:50:26
    1. RE: [TEXTPAD] tab problem
    2. Connie Burkett
    3. David, Click on "Configure" on the menu-bar, then click on "Word Wrap" to turn it OFF. Connie -----Original Message----- From: W. David Samuelsen [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 2:55 AM To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [TEXTPAD] tab problem I followed the instructions and still get this (shown below) and you can see the 2nd line did not align correctly after I tabbed it. The "other" information needs to be aligned with the dates as showed at http://www.rootsweb.com/~orbaker/database/cemetery/goosecreek01.htm David RIDDERS, Adeline .. ... 1879 .. ... 1916 wife of Gerhard RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1913 wife of George RIDDERS, Clara 31 Aug 1883 15 Feb 1906 wife of John RIDDERS, C. R. .. ... .... 15 Feb 1906 infant child of John & Clara RIDDERS, Frank .. ... 1885 .. ... 1932 son of George & Bertha RIDDERS, Frank .. ... 1867 .. ... 1880 son of George & Bertha husband of Mary Connie Burkett wrote: > > David, > Although I usually convert from spreadsheets, the two following tips should > help no matter what software you are conventing from. > > 1) Set the font in the both software applications to Courier-New 10point > 2) Set TextPad so that it converts tabs to spaces. > How you accomplish these tips in TextPad depends on the version of TextPad > that you have. > > For VERSION 4 of TextPad: > Start TextPad > Click Configure on the menu-bar. > Click Preferences on the drop-down list. > On the left-side of the Preferences dialog-box, > click the "+" next to Document-Classes to expand it's list. > click the "+" next to Text to expand it's list. > click on Tabulation (or Tabs) under Text to select it - - > and the right side changes. > On the right side, > click to place check-marks in the boxes > for Convert new tabs to spaces, and > Convert existing tabs to spaces when saving files. > On the right side, > change the "Default tab spacing:" and "Indent size:" to 4 > > Click on Font under Text to select it - - > and the right side changes. > On the right side, make the following changes: > Scope: Both > Font: Courier New > Font Style: Regular > Size: 10 > On the left-side of the Preferences dialog-box, under Document Classes: > click the "+" next to Default to expand it's list. > Make the same Tabulation and Font changes that you just made for Text. > > Connie > > -----Original Message----- > From: W. David Samuelsen [mailto:[email protected]] > Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 12:08 AM > To: [email protected] > Subject: [TEXTPAD] 8 already and now the problem > > New and good start. > > 8 subscribers total right now. > > Now here's the problem I have. > > I used WordPerfect to make a new list of cemetery burials and saved > as .txt (in ASCII) > > Here is what I recorded. > > RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1907 > wife of George > > When I opened up in Textpad (same problem also showed up in my html > software, too!), this is what I get: > > RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1907 > wife of George > > Geez! > > David Samuelsen

    03/17/2001 02:47:03
    1. RE: [TEXTPAD] 8 already and now the problem
    2. Connie Burkett
    3. David, Although I usually convert from spreadsheets, the two following tips should help no matter what software you are conventing from. 1) Set the font in the both software applications to Courier-New 10point 2) Set TextPad so that it converts tabs to spaces. How you accomplish these tips in TextPad depends on the version of TextPad that you have. For VERSION 4 of TextPad: Start TextPad Click Configure on the menu-bar. Click Preferences on the drop-down list. On the left-side of the Preferences dialog-box, click the "+" next to Document-Classes to expand it's list. click the "+" next to Text to expand it's list. click on Tabulation (or Tabs) under Text to select it - - and the right side changes. On the right side, click to place check-marks in the boxes for Convert new tabs to spaces, and Convert existing tabs to spaces when saving files. On the right side, change the "Default tab spacing:" and "Indent size:" to 4 Click on Font under Text to select it - - and the right side changes. On the right side, make the following changes: Scope: Both Font: Courier New Font Style: Regular Size: 10 On the left-side of the Preferences dialog-box, under Document Classes: click the "+" next to Default to expand it's list. Make the same Tabulation and Font changes that you just made for Text. Connie -----Original Message----- From: W. David Samuelsen [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 12:08 AM To: [email protected] Subject: [TEXTPAD] 8 already and now the problem New and good start. 8 subscribers total right now. Now here's the problem I have. I used WordPerfect to make a new list of cemetery burials and saved as .txt (in ASCII) Here is what I recorded. RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1907 wife of George When I opened up in Textpad (same problem also showed up in my html software, too!), this is what I get: RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1907 wife of George Geez! David Samuelsen

    03/16/2001 06:15:13
    1. Re: [TEXTPAD] tab problem
    2. W. David Samuelsen
    3. I followed the instructions and still get this (shown below) and you can see the 2nd line did not align correctly after I tabbed it. The "other" information needs to be aligned with the dates as showed at http://www.rootsweb.com/~orbaker/database/cemetery/goosecreek01.htm David RIDDERS, Adeline .. ... 1879 .. ... 1916 wife of Gerhard RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1913 wife of George RIDDERS, Clara 31 Aug 1883 15 Feb 1906 wife of John RIDDERS, C. R. .. ... .... 15 Feb 1906 infant child of John & Clara RIDDERS, Frank .. ... 1885 .. ... 1932 son of George & Bertha RIDDERS, Frank .. ... 1867 .. ... 1880 son of George & Bertha husband of Mary Connie Burkett wrote: > > David, > Although I usually convert from spreadsheets, the two following tips should > help no matter what software you are conventing from. > > 1) Set the font in the both software applications to Courier-New 10point > 2) Set TextPad so that it converts tabs to spaces. > How you accomplish these tips in TextPad depends on the version of TextPad > that you have. > > For VERSION 4 of TextPad: > Start TextPad > Click Configure on the menu-bar. > Click Preferences on the drop-down list. > On the left-side of the Preferences dialog-box, > click the "+" next to Document-Classes to expand it's list. > click the "+" next to Text to expand it's list. > click on Tabulation (or Tabs) under Text to select it - - > and the right side changes. > On the right side, > click to place check-marks in the boxes > for Convert new tabs to spaces, and > Convert existing tabs to spaces when saving files. > On the right side, > change the "Default tab spacing:" and "Indent size:" to 4 > > Click on Font under Text to select it - - > and the right side changes. > On the right side, make the following changes: > Scope: Both > Font: Courier New > Font Style: Regular > Size: 10 > On the left-side of the Preferences dialog-box, under Document Classes: > click the "+" next to Default to expand it's list. > Make the same Tabulation and Font changes that you just made for Text. > > Connie > > -----Original Message----- > From: W. David Samuelsen [mailto:[email protected]] > Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 12:08 AM > To: [email protected] > Subject: [TEXTPAD] 8 already and now the problem > > New and good start. > > 8 subscribers total right now. > > Now here's the problem I have. > > I used WordPerfect to make a new list of cemetery burials and saved > as .txt (in ASCII) > > Here is what I recorded. > > RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1907 > wife of George > > When I opened up in Textpad (same problem also showed up in my html > software, too!), this is what I get: > > RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1907 > wife of George > > Geez! > > David Samuelsen

    03/16/2001 05:55:01
    1. [TEXTPAD] 8 already and now the problem
    2. W. David Samuelsen
    3. New and good start. 8 subscribers total right now. Now here's the problem I have. I used WordPerfect to make a new list of cemetery burials and saved as .txt (in ASCII) Here is what I recorded. RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1907 wife of George When I opened up in Textpad (same problem also showed up in my html software, too!), this is what I get: RIDDERS, Bertha .. ... 1848 .. ... 1907 wife of George Geez! David Samuelsen

    03/16/2001 03:07:33