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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by BodySpill, Dec 23, 2010.

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  1. BodySpill

    BodySpill Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if there was some free searching software that would allow me to set up criteria where it would show all of the times a word appears within a certain range of another word. I hope this makes sense, but I don't really know how to explain it any other way.

    Thanks!
     
  2. etaf

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    what are you searching through a little more detail on what you want to search would help

    with word you could do a replace - and replace with the exact same word - then it will tell you how many times it replaced
     
  3. TheOutcaste

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    Sounds like you are looking for a Proximity Search.
    Don't know of any free ones unless you want to write the search expression yourself.

    For example, you can use Notetab Light.
    To find the word text within 20 characters of the word fox, you would use this as the regular expression to search with:
    (fox((.)|(\r\n)){0,20}test)|(test((.)|(\r\n)){0,20}fox)
    Note that this counts a Carriage Return/Line Feed as one character.

    If you want to specify words it would get much more complex.

    Here's one shareware program I found, but I've never used it:
    Text Filterer
     
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