Is there a quick way to paste big text to the right?



  • Hello people.
    What i want to achieve is , increase the font size of my text and not scroll down,instead i want the text to continue to the right.
    I can achieve that by pressing multiple times space or few times tab,but what if want to copy paste a big wall of text and to align it to the right instead of down?



  • Hi,
    not sure but I assume you are looking for the block copy, do you?
    If so, press the left Alt key while selecting the text, copy and
    paste it whereever you want it to be.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Hi Claudia,no i was interested in creating 2 columns , imagine a paper that has text on left and right with a separation in between . Most common use ,lyrics and closing credits in movies,remember how there sometimes are 2 lines of text side by side.Thank you.



  • Hi Hoakin Singer,

    I still think this can be achieved by using the block copy.
    Let’s assume we have the following text

    this 
    is
    the
    text
    on
    the
    left
    whereas
    this
    should
    be
    on
    the
    right
    

    We can move the desired text by pressing and holding the left ALT key and selcting from “whereas” to “right”.
    Press strg+x to cut out the selection, put the cursor on the position where the first word should start and press
    strg+v. Done.

    Then we should have something like this

    this 
    is
    the                         whereas
    text                        this
    on                          should
    the                         be
    left                        on
                                the
                                right
    

    Done. Or?

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • @Claudia-Frank said:

    strg+x

    Hello Claudia.
    Thank you for your time!
    It did work,but the result wasn’t as i expected,the formatting of the text needs rework,so i guess NPPP isn’t good for what i want to achieve. Will try on a image editor.
    Thank you again , i hope and wish to you the best.

    Singer



  • Hi Singer,

    if there is a repeating pattern in how you want the text to be modified then
    it might be that there are other possible solutions.
    Can you show us an example what exactly you try to achieve?
    But if you already found a solution with another program than
    I’m fine too. ;-)

    All the best to you as well.

    Claudia



  • Hi Hoakin, Claudia and All,

    Hoakin, I think that we can use some regexes, in order to achieve what you would like to !

    For instance, I suppose that, from the original list ( 2 x 4 lines ), below :

    Sir William
    Robert
    Jo
    Louise-Elisabeth
    Shakespeare
    Pattinson
    Burt  
    Vigée Le Brun
    

    OR from the original list ( 1 * 4 lines ), below :

    Sir William Shakespeare   
    Robert Pattinson
    Jo Burt  
    Louise-Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
    

    You would expect the same final list below :

         Sir William Shakespeare   
              Robert Pattinson
                  Jo Burt  
    Louise-Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
    

    No problem. Just the time to run 2/3 Searches/Replacements !!


    Of course, I needed some test text and I was thinking of a small list of real names and forenames of celebrities, with some compound names and some compound forenames, too !

    I, finally, chose the list of the 32 repute classical harpists, taken from the link below :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_classical_harpists

    Note that I don’t specially like or hate harp !!, Just hazard, while surfing on the Net :-)


    So, insert, in a NEW tab, the 32 forenames, below, without any indentation :

    Nancy
    Jana
    Alice
    Pearl
    Elaine
    Osian
    Vincent
    Sidonie
    Marcel
    Alphonse
    Elizabeth
    Pierre
    Yolanda
    Johann Baptist
    Lucile
    Susann
    François Joseph
    Jean Henri
    Şirin
    Laura
    Edna
    Ann
    Anna-Maria
    Casper
    Henriette
    Marisa
    Victor
    Carlos
    Marcel
    Sylvia
    Aristid
    Nicanor
    

    Some hypotheses :

    • The variable N will represent the total number of forenames / names, that is to say, the value 32, in our example

    • The variable M will represent the number of characters of the greatest forename, that is to say the value 15 ( Forename François Joseph, in our example )

    • The different S/R, below, must have the Regular expression search mode checked and the . matches newline option unchecked, in the Replace dialog ( CTRL + R )

    • You must go back to the very beginning of the list ( with CTRL + Origin ), BEFORE each S/R


    Perform the first S/R, below :

    SEARCH ^[^|\r\n]+[^ |]\K($|\|)|^.{M}\K + replacing the M variable by the appropriate integer ( 15, in our example )

    REPLACE (?1 |) with M Spaces, between the (?1 and |) strings ( 15 spaces, in our example ), that is to say :

    (?1               |)
    

    Click, TWICE, on the Replace All button


    Now, add, AFTER the present list, the 32 names, below, without any indentation :

    Allen
    Bouskova
    Chalifoux
    Chertok
    Christy
    Ellis
    Fanelli
    Goossens
    Grandjany
    Hasselmans
    Hainen DePeters
    Jamet
    Kondonassis
    Krumpholtz
    Lawrence
    McDonald
    Naderman
    Naderman
    Pancaroğlu
    Peperara
    Phillips
    Hobson Pilot
    Ravnopolska-Dean
    Reardon
    Renié
    Robles
    Salvi
    Salzedo
    Tournier
    Woods
    Von Würtzler
    Zabaleta
    

    Perform the second S/R, below:

    SEARCH (.+)(?=\R(.+\R){N-1}(.+))|.(?s).+ replacing the N-1 expression by the appropriate number ( 31, in our example )

    REPLACE \1\3

    Click, ONCE, on the Replace All button

    Note :

    • The dot, before the (?s) syntax, represents 1 char. NON EOL, to avoid that the second alternative selects ALL the remaining text, when the cursor is located :

      • Between the PIPE character and an EOL character, after a previous match of the first alternative of the regex

      • In possible blank lines, preceding the list, BEFORE any S/R process


    Finally, perform the third S/R, below :

    SEARCH ^(.+?)( *)\|

    REPLACE \2\1\x20

    Click, ONCE, on the Replace All button

    Et voilà !!! Nice, isn’t it ?

    We get the final list , below :

              Nancy Allen
               Jana Bouskova
              Alice Chalifoux
              Pearl Chertok
             Elaine Christy
              Osian Ellis
            Vincent Fanelli
            Sidonie Goossens
             Marcel Grandjany
           Alphonse Hasselmans
          Elizabeth Hainen DePeters
             Pierre Jamet
            Yolanda Kondonassis
     Johann Baptist Krumpholtz
             Lucile Lawrence
             Susann McDonald
    François Joseph Naderman
         Jean Henri Naderman
              Şirin Pancaroğlu
              Laura Peperara
               Edna Phillips
                Ann Hobson Pilot
         Anna-Maria Ravnopolska-Dean
             Casper Reardon
          Henriette Renié
             Marisa Robles
             Victor Salvi
             Carlos Salzedo
             Marcel Tournier
             Sylvia Woods
            Aristid Von Würtzler
            Nicanor Zabaleta
    

    Note :

    • In the Replacement part, you may change the single space (\x20), between forenames and names, by anything you would like to ! For instance, \2\1 - ( two spaces + one dash + two spaces )

    Now, let’s suppose that we, already, got the list of the 32 names, with their forenames, as below :

    Nancy Allen
    Jana Bouskova
    Alice Chalifoux
    Pearl Chertok
    Elaine Christy
    Osian Ellis
    Vincent Fanelli
    Sidonie Goossens
    Marcel Grandjany
    Alphonse Hasselmans
    Elizabeth Hainen DePeters
    Pierre Jamet
    Yolanda Kondonassis
    Johann Baptist Krumpholtz
    Lucile Lawrence
    Susann McDonald
    François Joseph Naderman
    Jean Henri Naderman
    Şirin Pancaroğlu
    Laura Peperara
    Edna Phillips
    Ann Hobson Pilot
    Anna-Maria Ravnopolska-Dean
    Casper Reardon
    Henriette Renié
    Marisa Robles
    Victor Salvi
    Carlos Salzedo
    Marcel Tournier
    Sylvia Woods
    Aristid Von Würtzler
    Nicanor Zabaleta
    

    First of all, we had to change aspace with the PIPE character |, to separate the forename part, on the left, from the name part, on the right. This action still needs human’s brain, NOT regexes, unfortunately :-(( So, our list becomes :

    Nancy|Allen
    Jana|Bouskova
    Alice|Chalifoux
    Pearl|Chertok
    Elaine|Christy
    Osian|Ellis
    Vincent|Fanelli
    Sidonie|Goossens
    Marcel|Grandjany
    Alphonse|Hasselmans
    Elizabeth|Hainen DePeters
    Pierre|Jamet
    Yolanda|Kondonassis
    Johann Baptist|Krumpholtz
    Lucile|Lawrence
    Susann|McDonald
    François Joseph|Naderman
    Jean Henri|Naderman
    Şirin|Pancaroğlu
    Laura|Peperara
    Edna|Phillips
    Ann|Hobson Pilot
    Anna-Maria|Ravnopolska-Dean
    Casper|Reardon
    Henriette|Renié
    Marisa|Robles
    Victor|Salvi
    Carlos|Salzedo
    Marcel|Tournier
    Sylvia|Woods
    Aristid|Von Würtzler
    Nicanor|Zabaleta
    

    Now, the different steps are almost the same ones as above. As we’ll use the same value of M, these are :

    • Recopy this modified list in a NEW tab

    • Perform the first S/R, TWICE :

    SEARCH ^[^|\r\n]+[^ |]\K($|\|)|^.{15}\K +

    REPLACE (?1 |) ( 15 spaces, between the (?1 and |) strings

    • Perform the third S/R, ONCE :

    SEARCH ^(.+?)( *)\|

    REPLACE \2\1\x20

    Note : In this case, the second S/R, above, is NOT used

    We, again, get the final list below :

              Nancy Allen
               Jana Bouskova
              Alice Chalifoux
              Pearl Chertok
             Elaine Christy
              Osian Ellis
            Vincent Fanelli
            Sidonie Goossens
             Marcel Grandjany
           Alphonse Hasselmans
          Elizabeth Hainen DePeters
             Pierre Jamet
            Yolanda Kondonassis
     Johann Baptist Krumpholtz
             Lucile Lawrence
             Susann McDonald
    François Joseph Naderman
         Jean Henri Naderman
              Şirin Pancaroğlu
              Laura Peperara
               Edna Phillips
                Ann Hobson Pilot
         Anna-Maria Ravnopolska-Dean
             Casper Reardon
          Henriette Renié
             Marisa Robles
             Victor Salvi
             Carlos Salzedo
             Marcel Tournier
             Sylvia Woods
            Aristid Von Würtzler
            Nicanor Zabaleta
    

    Best regards,

    guy038



  • Hi guy038,

    puuuhh, wow, excellent.
    You know I love python script and I guess this script can do it almost the same, can’t it?

    i = 0               # LengthOfBiggestString
    list_of_names = []
    
    def find_biggest_string(cont, l_num, tot_lines): 
        global i
        if len(cont) > i:
            i = len(cont)
        list_of_names.append(cont)
    
    editor.forEachLine(find_biggest_string) 
    
    editor.clearAll()
    
    for name in list_of_names:
        name_parts = name.split(' ')
        firstname = name_parts[0]
        lastname = ' '.join(name_parts[1:])
        console.write('{0:>{1}} {2}'.format(firstname,i, lastname))
        editor.appendText('{0:>{1}} {2}'.format(firstname,i, lastname))
    

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Hello, Claudia,

    Yes, you’re absolutely right ! I should have a try of this powerful plugin, taking some time to fully study it, instead of jumping from one N++ version to another one, rather using basic features !

    I also saw your detailed reply to pwnotepaduser, from :

    https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/10882/feature-request-copy-line-with-number/6

    Everyone can notice that very few lines, of that scripting tool, are enough to get a complete new feature, from inside N++ :-)


    However, I, sometimes, find hard to get back to “real life”, while using N++. So, I’m just afraid it would be worse, using the Python Script plugin, which can help everyone to really customize its own Notepad++ ! Of course, I’m a bit joking… but not only !

    BTW, I haven’t heard of you, on N++ forums, for quite a long time. So, it’s nice that you’re back again ! And, thanks for the active and valuable support you give to many N++ users :-))

    Cheers,

    guy038



  • Hi guy038,

    thank you for your kind words. You’re right, I was a bit lazy in the past.
    Mainly in the virtual world, real life was/is stressful enough ;-)

    It’s nice to see that you are still having that patience to answer in such
    elaborated way. Astonishing. Is there anything you can’t do with RegEx? ;-)
    Maybe cooking??

    Keep your good mood.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Hi, Claudia,

    No, no, you’re wrong about regexes ! Of course, cooking is possible with regexes : See, below, that wonderful cake, only made of special regex characters, except for the regular slash !!!

    •-------------------------------------------------------------•
    |                                                             |
    |                            {+}                              |
    |                    \      ({^})       \                     |
    |          /        / )      \ /       / )    {^}             |
    |         ( \      | /       .|.      | /    ({+})            |
    |          \ |     .|.       | |      .|.     \ /             |
    |          .|.     | |       | |      | |     .|.             |
    |          | |     | |       | |      | |     | |             |
    |          | |     | |+*****+| |+****+| |     | |             |
    |          | |+***+| |       | |      | |+***+| |             |
    |        +*| |     | |                | |     | |+***+        |
    |       +  | |     | |                | |     | |     +       |
    |      *           | |    H  A  P  P  Y       | |      *      |
    |      | *         | |                               * |      |
    |      |  +***+        R  E  G  E  X  E  S  !   +***+  |      |
    |      |$      +********+             +********+      $|      |
    |      | $   $           +***********+           $   $ |      |
    |      |  $ $ $    $                       $    $ $ $  |      |
    |      |       $ $  $      $       $      $ $ $        |      |
    |       +            $ $ $  $     $ $ $ $             +       |
    |         +***+              $   $              +***+         |
    |              +********+     $ $     +********+              |
    |                        +***********+                        |
    |                                                             |
    •-------------------------------------------------------------•
    

    And, as we’re near Christmas time, let’s have, now, the candle’s flames animated :

    • Copy / Paste that delicious cake in a new tab

    • Open the Replace dialog ( CTRL + H )

    • Set the Regular expression search mode

    • Check, preferably, the Wrap around option

    • Don’t care about the other options !

    • Fill up the Search and Replace zones :

      SEARCH ( \ )|( / ) )|( | / )|({^})|( / )|( ( \ )|( \ | )|({+})

      REPLACE (?1 / )(?2 ( \ )(?3 \ | )(?4{+})(?5 \ )(?6 / ) )(?7 | / )(?8{^})

    • Click on the Replace All button, repeatedly ( or press the ALT + A shortcut, for a quicker switch )

    Et voilà ! Like kids, you’re quite filled with wonder, aren’t you ?


    Of course ( as I’m certainly better in regexes than in drawing and painting ! ), I didn’t create this image. I just took the general frame, from a French site, about ASCII-Art, at the address below :

    http://www.ascii-fr.com/-Anniversaire-.html

    Best Regards,

    guy038



  • LOL LOL LOL LOL

    Brilliant, I really tried it and had a lot of fun with it.
    I even felt the heat :-D

    So next time I have guests I serve coffee,
    put a laptop on the table and let them choose a slice :-D

    Hmm, so I have to think about a pythonish way. ;-)

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Hi, Claudia,

    Give a second try to my regex, because I slightly modified the cake and I needed to put the Search and Replace regexes like pure code, with black background, in order that consecutive space characters are NOT compacted in one space !

    Otherwise, the regexes DON’T give the goods results !

    Cheers,

    guy038



  • Hi guy038,

    beautiful. So I don’t play spider solitare anymore
    but will watch burning cake :-D

    Cheers
    Claudia


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