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#1 passout

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:56 PM

G'day everyone,

I have a question...

Say you've got a notepad entry that's been cut from several sources (to notepad form), and you want to add a data table from a web page you have saved offline(complete), how would you go about it? The thing is I'm compiling a series of notes on Morrowind (the game) and I've got a Table of fighters skills that's on a web page I've saved and I want to add it to the notepad notes I've already got. Is there any way to add the table (wich I assume is in HTML to the notepad?

(moderator edit: title expanded to describe problem. jgweed)

Edited by jgweed, 11 May 2006 - 08:10 PM.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:17 PM

I took something like what I think you mean by a table on a game web page, and copied and pasted it to notepad as a test. This will work, if you highlight the text to be copied and then paste, but you will no doubt need to do some formatting of the data in notepad so it resembles the original table.
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#3 passout

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:31 PM

Tahk you John for your quick reply.

So how do I do that? From memory when I cut a Table and put it in notepad it doesn't display properly.

If you haven't already guessed I'm new at this. :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:39 PM

As I said, you will have to manually go in to notepad. I would imagine that you will need to insert spaces to align the information under the headings of the table. So that:

character hitpoints mana
cowboy 12hp
10mana
becomes
cowboy...........12hp............10mana
(the dots being the space bar)


As an aside, it might be easier in the long run if you used wordpad, or indeed any word processor.
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:27 PM

So in Wordpad you can cut and paste part of a web page that has been saved to the wordpad doc. ?
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:47 PM

Yes.
First highlight the text on the web page you want to use. Here is what I take it you want to copy, and the page I did my quick test on before I replied:
http://www.infoceptor.com/wow/walkthrough/

Select the area around "Instances" with your cursor so there is a box that includes all the items down to just above "Alliance Regions." All the entries should be highlighted (in blue on my browser, Mozilla).
Now copy these to notepad; the text should look similar to this:

Instance: Faction Recommended Levels
Ragefire Chasm Horde 13-18
Wailing Caverns Horde 18-23
Shadowfang Keep Horde 20-26
Blackfathom Deeps Horde and Alliance 23-28
Razorfen Kraul Horde 29-34
Maraudon Horde 47-52

Now insert some spaces beween Instance: and Faction so the instances will fit. This may push Faction too close to Recommended Levels, so you will have to play with the spacing of the three headers:
Instance: ................. Faction.................. Recommended Levels

Now do the same with the first line beneath it so the items are properly aligned:

Ragefire Chasm ....... Horde..................... 13-18

And so on. Hopefully the table isn't large........

If this does not describe what you are trying to copy, please provide a link so I can understand the source.
Regards,
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Edited by jgweed, 11 May 2006 - 09:49 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 08:04 PM

Few more ideas:

Change the font in Notepad to Courier New or any NON-PROPORTIONAL font, so that every character and space takes the same width. Otherwise, it might take an enormous number of spaces to fill some gaps, and no matter what, it might end up goofy and staggered.

Tabs between those data items could be used as well, with equally unsatisfactory results if any word is longer than the default size of the tab.

If something like Word is used, then after paste, reselect the table once more if it got unselected, and from the Tables menu convert the selected text to a table. That'll look best. Table > Convert > text to table is the exact procedure. You can, from the same Table menu, hide the grid lines if you don't want them.

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 08:53 PM

Thanks guys! When I have some time this week I'll try all this out.

Thanks again!
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 09:55 AM

Let us know what happened, and if any suggestion worked.
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