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tell me how
If you want the title you can just get it to read all filenames in a target directory then get it to write this stream to a text file.
Use the Get Filename step.
another option would be to screencap it, then use something that converts text in images into text. i have a chrome extension that does this
i can't remember how, but i can find out
thanks for your help, but a million was a *slight* exaggeration and I've now c+p'd them all
OR WAS I
im sorry to be rude, but "starting a thread asking for help to avoid something and then coming along and saying you've chosen to do the thing you specifically said you couldn't or wouldn't do" is chronically bad form
can this be real?
I mean right now
it was quite annoying having to click once, then wait a second and click again so I could CTRL+c each individual word doc's name. took me at least 4 minutes.
Here is the solution, using only Word and Excel (it is even quicker with Notepad++ and REGEXP):
Open a cmd window in the folder where you have the documents:
- you can either do this via command if you know DOS, or you can hold down SHIFT and right click in the folder in Windows Explorer, which will then give you the 'Open a command window here' option in the menu.
DIR *.docx > C:\Temp\list_of_docs.txt
Then use Explorer to go to C:\Temp and open the list_of_docs.txt file with Word.
In Word you need to know make sure that you
- trim the header info
- trim the footer info
- sort out bad paragraphs.
The third one means doing a replace (CTRL+H) and in the 'Find' you expand the 'More' bit of the replace window and choose Paragraph from the special characters.
Put this in Find (it will show as ^p) and then leave the Replace as blank.
Then you run a second replace, this time you put
in the find box and you put
docx^p (the special paragraph character)
in the replace box.
Finally you save the text document as a text document.
Then you open that text document in Excel via import. Use Fixed Width columns and specify a column to start right on the line where all the document titles begin.
You now have a column in your spreadsheet that is just the titles.
i gave a link to do this aaaaages ago
It didn't explain how to get a nice list out of it.
Open the folder with all the files in it
Then Select All
Then open TextEdit
Make the file Plain Text (shift + apple + T)
"Roberts your mothers brother"
Surely there's a similar way of doing it on a Windows machine?
thanks for that tip
so you can only paste them as objects.
It does that in TextEdit too unless you convert the file to Plain Text
premium Apple features that you pay the extra £1000 for
It's definitely the sort of thing that's easier in Mac world.