# Replace all and return to the line when the number reaches 3 words in the line !

• hello i want to replace like this :

before

AAAAAAAA BBBBBBBB CCCCCCCC DDDDDDDD EEEEEEEE FFFFFFFF JJJJJJJJ HHHHHHHHH
BBBBBBBB AAAAAAAA HHHHHHHHH DDDDDDDD EEEEEEEE FFFFFFFF JJJJJJJJ CCCCCCCC

REPLACE ALL TO AND i want RESULTS IS this :

AFTER REPLACE :

AAAAAAAA BBBBBBBB CCCCCCCC DDDDDDDD
EEEEEEEE FFFFFFFF JJJJJJJJ HHHHHHHHH
BBBBBBBB AAAAAAAA HHHHHHHHH DDDDDDDD
EEEEEEEE FFFFFFFF JJJJJJJJ CCCCCCCC

• In theory, we could help. But you have contradicted yourself, and showed very regular data, which I doubt matches your actual data. This makes it difficult for us to give you a good answer. (We could make guesses, and sometimes we even guess right. But why make us guess?)

• Contradiction: “when the number reaches 3 words in the line!” vs lines of 8 words becoming lines of 4 words.
• Too regular: each of your example lines is exactly 8 words.
• Thus, we don’t know whether you intend every line to be ended after exactly 4 words; or whether you want the number of words cut in half, or something else that is clear in your head, but is left ambiguous because of your example data.
• Also, we don’t know what you intend in edge cases. If you start with two lines of 6 words each, do you want it to become a line with 4, a line with 2, a line with 4, a line with two? Or do you want it to become three lines of 4?
``````one two three four five six
seven eight nine ten eleven twelve
``````
becomes
``````one two three four
five six
seven eight nine ten
eleven twelve
``````
or does it become:
``````one two three four
five six seven eight
nine ten eleven twelve
``````
As you should be able to imagine, those are actually two rather different things.

Also, as a general rule, use the `</>` button on the toolbar to format your example text, like I have done, to make it obvious that it’s your example text, and to make sure the forum formatting doesn’t convert characters or lose critical whitespace.

In general, if you want a good answer to this question, put a little more effort in. And read the advice I will be quoting below.

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• yes be ended after exactly 4 words
like this :

one two three four
five six seven eight
nine ten eleven twelve

I want there to be only 4 words and not letters
in all lines

thank you very much sir ❤

• Your specs are still way too vague and you have still ignored my advice. As a result, I doubt this will work for you, but until you put in more effort to ask your question meaningfully, this is all the effort I am willing to put in for you.

• Find What = `^(\w+)\s+(\w+)\s+(\w+)\s+(\w+)\s+`
• Replace With = `\$1 \$2 \$3 \$4\r\n`
• Search Mode = regular expression

When I had the example text,

``````AAAAAAAA BBBBBBBB CCCCCCCC DDDDDDDD EEEEEEEE FFFFFFFF JJJJJJJJ HHHHHHHHH
BBBBBBBB AAAAAAAA HHHHHHHHH DDDDDDDD EEEEEEEE FFFFFFFF JJJJJJJJ CCCCCCCC
one two three four five six
seven eight nine ten eleven twelve
``````

after I’d done a Replace All or multiple Replace commands,it came up with:

``````AAAAAAAA BBBBBBBB CCCCCCCC DDDDDDDD
EEEEEEEE FFFFFFFF JJJJJJJJ HHHHHHHHH
BBBBBBBB AAAAAAAA HHHHHHHHH DDDDDDDD
EEEEEEEE FFFFFFFF JJJJJJJJ CCCCCCCC
one two three four
five six seven eight
nine ten eleven twelve
``````

This does what my interpretation of your question and responses asked for.

I make no guarantees it will do what you want. As always with regex advice, save/backup any critical data before running someone else’s regex.

If that doesn’t work, try this one instead

• Find = `(?s).*`
• Replace = `\x57\x48\x45\x4E\x20\x41\x53\x4B\x49\x4E\x47\x20\x51\x55\x45\x53\x54\x49\x4F\x4E\x53\x20\x49\x4E\x20\x54\x48\x45\x20\x46\x4F\x52\x55\x4D\x0D\x0A\x47\x49\x56\x45\x20\x42\x45\x54\x54\x45\x52\x20\x45\x58\x41\x4D\x50\x4C\x45\x20\x44\x41\x54\x41\x0D\x0A\x4F\x52\x20\x59\x4F\x55\x20\x57\x49\x4C\x4C\x20\x4E\x4F\x54\x20\x47\x45\x54\x20\x41\x20\x47\x4F\x4F\x44\x20\x52\x45\x47\x45\x58\x2E\x0D\x0A\x49\x20\x48\x4F\x50\x45\x20\x59\x4F\x55\x20\x54\x4F\x4F\x4B\x20\x4D\x59\x20\x41\x44\x56\x49\x43\x45\x20\x41\x4E\x44\x20\x42\x41\x43\x4B\x45\x44\x20\x55\x50\x20\x59\x4F\x55\x52\x20\x44\x41\x54\x41\x2E\x0D\x0A`
• Mode = regular expression

If you need more help, make sure you pay attention to the advice already given and show effort when asking your question. Good luck.

• \$1 \$2 \$3 \$4\r\n
THANK YOU
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