Macro for multiple Find/Replace within one file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Steve Dodds, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Steve Dodds macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Every so often I receive a plain text file containing certain special characters such as é, î and č. I want to replace all instances of certain special characters but leave others as they are. So, all é's should become e, all î's should become i, but all č's should remain as they are. The trouble is, doing a find/replace for all 15 of these characters each time gets a bit tedious. Anyone know a way I can do this more quickly and efficiently?
    Thanks
     
  2. Steve Dodds thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe I could put it like this...
    I have a list of characters I wish to replace, and a corresponding list of replacements. In certain documents I want to run the find-and-replace for everything in my list.
    Any ideas?
     
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    TextSoap might work for you, it's not free, but it does have a trial available.
     

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