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Execute macro n times
« on: April 22, 2008, 02:36:44 am »
Hi everyone,

I just made a macro to align a couple of columns for me.. however executing it 58000 times is kind of annoying... isn't there a way to specify it to execute this amount or.. to execute for the entire file :\

Thanks in advance.



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Re: Execute macro n times
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2008, 02:59:01 am »
After a couple of tries I know now how to execute it n times. Anyway, the macro messes up when the columns are extremely sepparated, does anyone know a regular expression where I can replace and undetermined amount of whitespace between 2 numbers into a single space. The numbers can be digits from 0 to 9 there can be dots and negative signs, the thing that sepparates them is an undetermined amount of whitespace.


« Last Edit: April 22, 2008, 03:26:36 am by afflictedd2 »


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Re: Execute macro n times
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 07:29:21 pm »

That is a digit followed by 0 or more whitespace characters followed by a digit

However if you want to use

That will match any group of at least one numbers, periods and plus or minus signs followed by any number of at least 1 whitespace followed again by any number of at least one number, period plus minus even none at all. However it would also match +-..9

However, I think you really mean more like this:


This means 0 or 1 of either a plus or minus sign, followed by at least 1 but as many as necessary digits, followed by 0 or 1 of period and at least 1 number ... that defines a number as long as you don't want comas.



Matches a whole line. Starting with any number of white spaces followed by a number (like above) and any number of white space... the whole thing repeated over and over as many times as necessary.

Does that help?

As I read your message again I see it doesn't ... here is the replacement:

Search for this:
Replace with this:
\1 \3

Set Unix Regex on.