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« on: October 08, 2007, 02:55:53 AM »
Is it possible to use PM codes with Microsoft office? any tips on possible applications &  how to get me started would be good.

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Re: Microsoft office
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007, 04:10:34 AM »
I'm not sure I understand you.  What are you trying to achieve?
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Re: Microsoft office
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 06:41:25 AM »
I'm not sure I understand you.  What are you trying to achieve?

I think he wants to create code replacement files with Microsoft Word or Excel.

I do not recommend that.  You just need a simple text editor that can write text in the UTF-8 format.  On Windows, Notepad2.exe is an excellent, free solution:

http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html

On Mac OS X, TextWrangler2 is an excellent, free solution:

http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/

Just make sure you use at least one tab character between your code and your replacement.  And when you save the text file, save it in the UTF-8 format.

Then load it into Photo Mechanic.

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Re: Microsoft office
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 06:54:40 AM »
I was wondering if it's possible & there's applications / advantages for using the same PM replacement codes, with other software?


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Re: Microsoft office
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007, 06:58:34 AM »
I was wondering if it's possible & there's applications / advantages for using the same PM replacement codes, with other software?

I know of no other software that offers a code replacement feature.
I think it is unique to Photo Mechanic and was a user-generated feature request about two years ago.

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Re: Microsoft office
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007, 07:07:36 AM »
Thanks Kirk

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Re: Microsoft office
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2007, 06:02:27 AM »
I wondered the same thing and heard of some text editor offering to set up a list for its usual "Find and replace" operation what gives you a similar result like the code replacement. As I remember Edit Pad Pro has such a feature but I hadn't had the time to check it (but it would be deffinitely useful for my work as well).
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