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[StrongED] Re: S & R query

In article <29a4bab856.Alan.Adams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
   Alan Adams <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I think it would be useful to have a "getting started" page for 
> Advanced S&R. (In index2.html there is a line for Advanced search and 
> replace, but it isn't a link.)


Hopefully that introduces it in a readable way. Without queries about how
well/badly I have worded and ordered things I will never know!

AS&R is a huge subject - so the page is still work in progress. Though
hopefully near an end.

Then I have to index it - I have done some of that. Another huge task if
it is properly indexed.

What order should sections be in? Alphabetical - or easy subjects first?
Which subjects are easiest?

And there are sections at the bottom of each page "Other relevant pages" -
I am trying to not put too many hyper-links in the text as they can

Although I have been using SE for years I am only just starting to learn
what it can do...

I still will welcome help with any of this.

> For example I have just noticed that in the examples, things like @1 
> and {X} are separated by spaces. When I was trying to construct such 
> things I didn't put spaces in, as i didn't want it looking for spaces 
> there. Of course, it would not be, as the spaces would have to be in 
> quotes for that to be the case, but it wasn't intuitive.

Correct. Spaces outside quotes are ignored.

> Are the spaces between "keywords" necessary, or just to improve 
> readability?

> Is there a way to create long expressions outside the relatively small 
> window?

Both covered in the page. Let me know how successfully I have explained.

> Is there a wasy to store commonly used ones for future use?

Yes - in the Mode files, which will take a bit of explaining. There are
several external methods which I may explain.

I use Dave Thomas' !Makro to do this.

Richard Torrens.
http://www.Torrens.org for genealogy, natural history, wild food, walks, cats
and more!

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