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Creating a "smart" copy-script

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Hi there, I want to create some sort of a text copy-script.

But the problem is that the text is in multiple pages (PAGE-DOWN) and is variable in lenght.

But what I was thinking is maybe making some compare between the last 2 pages I copied and extract the difference in some way, and if the outcome is equal the script must stop.

Is there a way of doing this or does anyone have a better idea???

Anything is welcome... :D

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Doesn't Ctrl+a select all text in this program ?

No, it doesn't and thats the whole problem.

(some sort of DOS under windows sales database)

I've created a script that I tell how many PAGEDOWN's it has to copy.

But I really like to set it at work and that it recognizes the end of the DATA. :D

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Without knowing more about the application, how you select text, how it pages down if the last page doesn't excatally line up with the size of the window, etc, I will be limited in what I can suggest. However, here are some ideas:

  • I am assuming you can copy text from this app in some way. If not, this should be your first priority. From your first post, I gathered that you could copy one page of text at at time.
  • You can read the clipboard entry into an array for that page. Each array element could be a line.
  • To validate that the page you are on is not the last page, you can compare the last line of your clipboard entry (everything after the last @LF or @CR depending) or read it into a temporary array to get that info. Then, make sure it does not equal any of the last X lines, where X is the most lines you can have on a page. This will alert you to the condition that the last line coppied matches on you already have.
  • You'll also need to test for lines you have already inserted. Consider the following case: you have a document that is 1.5 pages long. The first page is coppied properly, and inserted into your array, so you page down. If the 2nd page "centers" itself such that you not only see the last half a page, but also the 2nd half of the first page, then a "page copy" (see bullet 1) will also gather the last of the former page. To prevent this, you'd have to see what parts of that copy you already have, if any, and avoid entering it into your array.
Hopefully at least something on that list was useful to you.

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Edited by pekster

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This option with the array's looks like something I can use, but I am not familiar with this type of scripting.

Do you have a little example wich I can take and go experiment from there?

PS: This copied text is about 14 lines at a time, is that a problem?

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