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by Baldilocks
Sun 08 Dec 2019, 12:29
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Simplest editor for a String?
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Simplest editor for a String?

Thanks again Richard, for your insight and comments. I've had a look through the larger programs that I have written and it looks like I've never used a CASE before, so I have made some progress. I feel like, compared with many on here, I am extremely amateurish - and this is my only defence. I don'...
by Baldilocks
Thu 05 Dec 2019, 18:27
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Simplest editor for a String?
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Simplest editor for a String?

What G**O? I used "IF THEN <Line number>" then used a blob of Tippex on my screen to hide it!
by Baldilocks
Thu 05 Dec 2019, 10:36
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Simplest editor for a String?
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Simplest editor for a String?

Many thanks Ken Down. Your post on the 1st showed me that I was making a mountain out of a molehill. I realised that I didn't really need the mouse and that the reality was simpler than I had thought. Here's my solution: (I have to avoid commas because the ultimate fate of the data is to export to a...
by Baldilocks
Mon 02 Dec 2019, 16:30
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Simplest editor for a String?
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Simplest editor for a String?

Yes KenDown, That's exactly what I was looking for! Or at least, I think it probably is. I have to confess that I have never (that I can remember) used VDU, MOUSE or GCOL commands so this is ice-breaking for me. It's not working properly on my PC but I suspect that I have a different resolution set ...
by Baldilocks
Mon 02 Dec 2019, 11:55
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Simplest editor for a String?
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Simplest editor for a String?

Richard wrote: If it was my problem, my first step would be to get the OCRd data into a format in which BBC BASIC can easily access it, so for example one or more 'plain text' files containing one record per line (say delimited by CRLF terminators for compatibility with standard text editors or spre...
by Baldilocks
Sun 01 Dec 2019, 15:36
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Simplest editor for a String?
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Simplest editor for a String?

The problem is not one string, but thousands. I've got two corporate bank accounts to trawl, for about 6.5 years. Each month has between 4 and 6 pages of entries for each account with 20-40 transactions per page (depending on how verbose each one is.
by Baldilocks
Sun 01 Dec 2019, 10:33
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Simplest editor for a String?
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Simplest editor for a String?

Thanks Richard. What I was hoping for was more along the lines of your last suggestion about insertions and deletions. The OCR'd text is without columns. I tried about 8 free OCR programs and only two made any attempt with columns, both of them assumed that they were reading newspaper columns and pu...
by Baldilocks
Sat 30 Nov 2019, 11:24
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Simplest editor for a String?
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Simplest editor for a String?

The problem: I've got hundreds of bank statements that I need to analyse (very long story). I can't get electronic copies of the account (Thanks HSBC). I've scanned them all in, then OCR'd them but I need to correct the OCR errors, many caused by pale printing, so that I can put them into a spreadsh...