Zeilenanfang mit Großbuchstaben



  • Hallo, ich bearbeite ein sehr langes Dokument (Bibeltext). Die Zeilen beginnen mitunter mit Kleinbuchstaben. Doch ich möchte, dass jedes Wort am Zeilenanfang mit einem Großbuchstaben beginnt. Wie kann ich das erreichen?
    Bin für jeden Tipp dankbar!
    Peter



  • @Klaus-Peter-Haufe ,

    Auf Englisch, bitte.

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    On to your question:

    Hello, I am working on a very long document (Bible text). The lines sometimes start with lowercase letters. But I want every word to start with a capital letter at the beginning of the line. How can I achieve this?

    FIND = (?-i)^\l
    REPLACE = \u$0
    SEARCH MODE = regular expression

    Concepts:



  • Thank you!



  • Unfortunately, I have had no success so far. The error message appeared:

    Invalid back reference: specified capturing group does not exist. The error occurred while parsing the regular expression: ‘(?-i)^>>>HERE>>>\1’.

    Peter



  • @Klaus-Peter-Haufe

    That’s a lowercase L, not a digit 1.

    You can copy/paste from the previous post to get the exact text to use



  • @PeterJones said in Zeilenanfang mit Großbuchstaben:

    (?-i)^\l

    Now appears as error message: Could not find text “(?-i)^\l”



  • @Klaus-Peter-Haufe

    Could it be that your lines contain Whitespace at the very left? If that is the case your search expression should be:

    (?-i)^\s*\l

    For questions like this it always helps if you can provide some sample text of the original and expected outcome.

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  • Also the expression (?-i)^\s*\l does not bring success. But your question made me realize my mistake. I had not said that each line begins with the specification of a Bible passage (e.g. Deu 21:16) and 2 blanks.

    Here is an example:

    
    And so the result shall be:
    
    ```Deu 21:16  An dem Tage nun, wo er seine Söhne zu Erben macht dessen, was sein ist „,
    
    Sorry!!!


  • The example:

    
    And so the result shall be:
    ```Deu 21:16  An dem Tage nun, wo er seine Söhne zu Erben macht dessen, was sein ist„,


  • 
    ```Deu 21:16  An dem Tage nun, wo er seine Söhne zu Erben macht dessen, was sein ist„,


  • @Klaus-Peter-Haufe

    I had not said that each line begins with the specification of a Bible passage (e.g. Deu 21:16) and 2 blanks.

    Yes, if you don’t describe the data properly, we cannot give you a valid regular expression.

    You still don’t seem to be giving us valid example data, because the examples you are showing all have the first word after the verse number already capitalized.

    But if you have

    Deu 21:16  an dem Tage nun, wo er seine Söhne zu Erben macht dessen, was sein ist
    

    and want

    Deu 21:16  An dem Tage nun, wo er seine Söhne zu Erben macht dessen, was sein ist
    

    Then, I am going to apply the rule: look for a colon followed by one or more digits followed by two spaces; if the next character is lowercase, then change it to uppercase. To do this, I will put the colon, numbers, and spaces in capture group 1 and the lowercase letter in capture group 2 (there are other possibilities, but I think this is easier for newbies to understand than the capture-reset command)

    • FIND = (?-i)(:\d+\h\h)(\l)
    • REPLACE = $1\u$2
    • SEARCH MODE = regular expression

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  • Thank you very much, this is exactly what I want!


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