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A free text program that does this?


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#1 M332

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:00 PM

That can automatically highlight all identical words in a text file when you highlight just one of them where you can edit that one then all of the others will automatically be changed? For example: a text file has 200 identical words such as "bird" that you would like to change to "sparrow" without having to change each one of them manually.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:11 PM

Notepad++ is one that has a find and replace feature. I'm sure there are others.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:19 PM

Most text editors and word processors have a "Find and Replace" function, usually located in the Edit menu (but that's just a convention, not a rule.) An editor which I use and recommend highly, which will highlight all instances of a selected word is Notepad++, which you can download for free. When you highlight a word, all other instances of that word are highlighted as well. Separately, you can use the Find & Replace feature to replace a string of characters with any other string of characters. Notepad++ supports simple matching (e.g. plain words,) extended matching (which allows for the use of special characters like the EndOfLine character,) and regular expressions (which can match against any number of different words/phrases if they match the given pattern.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:31 PM

Thanks guys! Much appreciated!




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