Macro that changes file encoding and then saves?
I’m hoping to record a macro that will ‘convert to UTF-8’ and then save the file to a specific file name. I tried to use the “Start Recording” feature for this, but those actions aren’t captured. Is it possible to manually write a macro to do all of that?
dinkumoil last edited by dinkumoil
It should be possible with one of the scripting plugins available, e.g. NppExec. This plugin (like others as well) allows to create a menu entry in the
Macromenu which can be assigned to a keyboard shortcut.
But you should elaborate more precisely what you meant with
a specific file name
Automatically generated from the original file name, following a certain rule? Or provided by user by opening a file selector dialog?
Thank you. I have a daily task where I open a uniquely named CSV file, and I have to encode it to UTF-8 and then perform a Save-As to a specific file name so I can then upload it into another system. So I was hoping to turn a few of those steps into a macro/menu choice.
Alan Kilborn last edited by
I guess we won’t know if you can achieve this unless you give @dinkumoil 's suggestion a try and report back on how it goes…
The NppExec plugin did the trick! Just two simple lines were all I needed:
npp_menucommand Encoding\Convert to UTF-8