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Windows 7: I need help in sorting a text file

19 Mar 2018   #1
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 
I need help in sorting a text file

I am a bad speller. So I have a small note pad that I have been writing hard to spell words in as I get the right spelling on each word. As time goes on and I look up a word in the note pad my spelling is getting better. The note pad is a hodgepodge of words, no order of any kind to them, it is sometimes hard to find a word that I know is in there in that mess. The note pad is about 3/4th full now. So I started at page 1 typing the words into a rtf file using Wordpad. The file has 2 columns, see the attached screen capture, when I am done typing all the words in. I want to sort the 2 columns as such. The left column starts at the top with the 1st letter of the 1st word (A) then going down the left column in alphabetical order. About half way the sorting takes up at the top of right column in alphabetical order to (Z). So that way I can use the file search to find the word. I don't know if this setup is possible. If not does anyone have any ideas?
If this makes me look like a stupid clod, so be it.

Steve




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19 Mar 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Have you got a spreadsheet as it's simple to do in that?
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19 Mar 2018   #3
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

you can use EditPad Lite. It's free. Look under Extras on toolbar for sorting function.
Windows Text Editor Free Download
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19 Mar 2018   #4
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

I'm pretty good at spelling, but....at least once a day I question my own spelling of some obscure word.
It's easy here, and in most forums, because my Firefox has a built in Spell Checker.

But for other uses, I use two different methods to check the spelling or meaning of a word.

The first method is to open I.E. (which I seldom use) and just type in the word in the search bar. In seconds the search engine (I use http://www.startpage.com) will come up with the correct spelling for me.

Another method I use is a Webster's LARGE PRINT, 'Home, School, Office' dictionary that I keep right
here on my computer desk. I use that when I'm NOT on the internet.

I'd think that having to open up a text file, or even a spreadsheet, and then search for a particular word, would be very time consuming and then counter productive if the word I wanted was not there.

I applaud your inventiveness, but it sounds like you're trying to re-invent the Dictionary. Webster beat you to it.

Cheers Mate!
TechnoMage
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19 Mar 2018   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As Samuria mentioned, on a spreadsheet it is quite simple to do it.

Why don't you use a free dictionary instead of the text file?
I use WordWeb WordWeb: English dictionary, thesaurus, and word finder software.
Always answer you never had an airplane flew (to remain as free)
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19 Mar 2018   #6
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 
I need help in sorting a text file

to Billmcct, I will look at EditPad Lite.

To Samuria, I don't have spreadsheet. My MS office disk went belly up and I just haven't the time and money to replace it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Have you got a spreadsheet as it's simple to do in that?
To Megahertz07, I use spellcheck in Firefox. About 20% of the time I am so far off on the spelling because my pronunciation of a word is so far off that Firefox or TinySpell (a prog that runs in the background and catch's miss spelled words and lets me know) can't figure out what I am saying. The note pad Started out as a backup for words that my pronunciation is so far off that I had to use the word in a sentence. And sometimes I still couldn't find it and I had to ask my room mate. He is an excellent speller. The word file when I am done entering the words. The file is going on my Android tablet. Android Firefox isn't as nimble as Windows Firefox.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
As Samuria mentioned, on a spreadsheet it is quite simple to do it.

Why don't you use a free dictionary instead of the text file?
I use WordWeb WordWeb: English dictionary, thesaurus, and word finder software.
Always answer you never had an airplane flew (to remain as free)
To TechnoMage2016, I am not trying to re-invent the Dictionary. This is just a backup. I have had to learn in the school of hard knocks. Keep backups for everything.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
I applaud your inventiveness, but it sounds like you're trying to re-invent the Dictionary. Webster beat you to it
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19 Mar 2018   #7
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 

A PS: I have been looking for a free word processor that isn't bundled with a bunch of other progs like Excel, Power Point, Office Online and Outlook that meets my needs. I just need the word processor. I am retired. I have no need to keep such files that need the other prog's that come bundled.
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19 Mar 2018   #8
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 
I need help in sorting a text file

I opened the text file in EditPad Lite and this is what I got. see the attached file. This looks like a raw HTML file to me. The original file is RTF. I looked over the prog and I can't get rid of the coding info.


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20 Mar 2018   #9
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

The best free word processor 2018

If you still have your M$ Office product key you can download a fresh copy if Office from Microsoft.
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20 Mar 2018   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post

If you still have your M$ Office product key you can download a fresh copy if Office from Microsoft.


I can try to send a MS office download link if you tell us what is the version and language you want.
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