Is there a tool for searching mutiple files?
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Shouguang Cao
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Feb 11, 2008

We can replace a term by pressing Ctrl + H within a file, but is there a way to search multiple files (not limited to word file, PDF, TXT perhaps) and replace?

It could be useful when you want to change a translation of a particular word in multiple files.

I remember I made a Word Marcro for this but I can't find it now. I am too busy to make that program again.


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Estelle Chauvet
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SR32 Feb 11, 2008

SR32 is a very helpful tool and it's free!

http://www.searchandreplace.com/search_replace.htm

Cheers,
Estelle


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Shouguang Cao
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I found the Word Macro code. Feb 11, 2008

http://word.mvps.org/faqs/macrosvba/BatchFR.htm

Thank you Estelle. SR32 is very nice but it doens't support word .doc files. The VBA code in the link above can perform the trick.


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Plus Tools Feb 11, 2008

Plus Tools is a free tool made by Yves Champollion of Wordfast.
It has a number of functions, including multiple file search and replace.

http://www.wordfast.net/index.php?whichpage=plustools&lang=engb

Pawel Skalinski

[Edited at 2008-02-11 19:19]


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Estelle Chauvet
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SR32 is actually a shareware Feb 12, 2008

Sorry, I was wrong. SR32 is not free, it's a shareware.

Estelle


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Józef Kwasniak
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Archivarius 3000 Feb 12, 2008

I use it for quite a long time with good results.

Give it a try.

http://www.likasoft.com/

Regards.

Jozef Kwasniak


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xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
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agree:-) Feb 12, 2008

Józef Kwasniak wrote:

I use it for quite a long time with good results.

Give it a try.

http://www.likasoft.com/

Regards.

Jozef Kwasniak


Great tool, not free but not expensive.


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Archivarius replaces text? Feb 12, 2008

I cannot find any information on that?

As to indexing files and looking for key words - Copernic Desktop Search does this for free.

P.A.S.


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For HTML files... Feb 12, 2008

Dallas Cao wrote:
It could be useful when you want to change a translation of a particular word in multiple files.


For HTML files, try the ancient freeware app SRhtml98 (yes, 98). It replaces single or multiline pieces of text, and it has the option of making backups and the option to confirm each replacement if you want. It works on the source code, so I imagine you could use it for normal text files too (but I haven't tried it). Excellent if you want to change something (eg a menu or a headed style sheet) across several pages.

http://www.freeware-guide.com/month/06-04.html


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Shouguang Cao
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This is exactly what I want Mar 13, 2008

Finally I had some time to make this little program. It's developed out of Ibrahim (Ibby) Elnazak's Macro code (http://word.mvps.org/faqs/macrosvba/BatchFR.htm)
http://www.jointheflatworld.com/en/batchreplacer.zip

The program searches and replaces multiple word files in a specified folder and/or its subfolders.



[Edited at 2008-03-13 19:14]


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