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Aircraft Maintenance Manuals

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Greetings all,

I am a technical analyst tasked with creating and maintaining commercial aircraft maintenance manuals. I rely heavily on using the manufacturers manual to extract, revise and/or create new document sets. Currently, I am extracting this data manually by:

>Opening the complete sgml manual in Textpad

>Searching for the applicable section

>Copy/paste the section into a new Textpad document

>Copy/paste the Doctype call-out so I can author/edit, parse and validate in Arbortext

>Save file to applicable folder

I would like create a script in AutoIt to automate this process by extracting all the sections (roughly 3800 per aircraft manual), inputting the Doctype call-out and individually saving each document to an output folder.

I have read through some of the help topics and FAQ's but I don't know what functions in AutoIt apply to what I'm trying to do. I'm asking for a little guidance in determining what I should be reviewing to help me in developing this script. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

I appreciate your time,

BH

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Welcome to the forum...

Look in the help file under FileOpen, FileClose, FileRead, FileReadLine, FileWrite, FileWriteLine - that should get you started.


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Welcome to the forum...

Look in the help file under FileOpen, FileClose, FileRead, FileReadLine, FileWrite, FileWriteLine - that should get you started.

nitekram,

Thank you for the welcome and also for your suggestions. I will get started on these.

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