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Old 21st Oct 2005, 12:35   #1
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Default Book 19: The First Men in the Moon/The Sleeper Awakes - H.G. Wells

So, what are people doing for this one? Everybody reading both?
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Old 21st Oct 2005, 15:08   #2
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Default Re: Bk 19: The First Men in the Moon/The Sleeper Awakes - H.G. Wells

Haven't started yet but I did pull out First Men in the Moon the other night (it's the shorter of the two). I do intend to read both but it might be during November rather than before it - and NaNoWriMoSest might put paid even to that...
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Default Re: Bk 19: The First Men in the Moon/The Sleeper Awakes - H.G. Wells

I am looking into reading the Project Gutenberg versions for free. The problem with them is that they are provided in ASCII text format, with hard line breaks, so that when you paste it into a word processor to reduce the font size and make it more readable, the text is completely buggered up.

There must be a way of automatically removing these line breaks, but Google hasn't found me it yet...
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Default Re: Bk 19: The First Men in the Moon/The Sleeper Awakes - H.G. Wells

You could use MS Word and some VBA. Give me the link to the text and I'll write you a loop that should take out the breaks.
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Default Re: Bk 19: The First Men in the Moon/The Sleeper Awakes - H.G. Wells

Rick found a tool to do this, but it's not free.
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Default Re: Bk 19: The First Men in the Moon/The Sleeper Awakes - H.G. Wells

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You could use MS Word and some VBA. Give me the link to the text and I'll write you a loop that should take out the breaks.
Blixa - how do you know this stuff?

The First Men on the Moon

The Sleeper Awakes

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Default Re: Bk 19: The First Men in the Moon/The Sleeper Awakes - H.G. Wells

I'm taking both books away on hols with me tomorrow.
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Default Re: Bk 19: The First Men in the Moon/The Sleeper Awakes - H.G. Wells

BTW, Blixa, if you manage to do this could you a) tell me how it is done and b) let me have the readable versions to make available on the Palimp?
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Default Re: Bk 19: The First Men in the Moon/The Sleeper Awakes - H.G. Wells

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BTW, Blixa, if you manage to do this could you a) tell me how it is done and b) let me have the readable versions to make available on the Palimp?
That was what I was intending on doing; getting the code right then posting it for you with instructions on how to do it.

I know "all this stuff", as you put it, because my job primarily has me programming MS Office products; mostly Access and Excel, which is why Word may take me a bit longer to get into.
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Default Re: Bk 19: The First Men in the Moon/The Sleeper Awakes - H.G. Wells

You certainly are a useful chap to have around anyway! Thanks again.
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