Archive for May, 2015
2015/05/08 Leave a comment
- If you frequently have to edit documents according to a large number of editorial rules and regulations
- and if you can partially automate these edit operations (or at least highlight suspicious passages for human review) with Word’s search/replace,
- I can recommend an add-in that can automate even the repeated search/replace operations (like the 57 in the video below)
- and even help you manage your search/replace strings and regular expressions in a spreadsheet which it can load from:
- Greg Maxey’s VBA Find & Replace Word Add-in. See it in action (click for full size):
TwoThree Caveats: :
- At this point, I cannot get the add-in to work only in Word 2010. Even if I lower Macro security and allow programmatic access to the VBA project, when trying to launch the add-in from the ribbon, Word 2013 complains: “The macro cannot be found or has been disabled due to your macro security settings”:.
- The automation is only as good as your underlying search/replace operations. (Hint: “Some people, when confronted with a problem, think ‘I know, I’ll use regular expressions.’ Now they have two problems.”)
- I think I will refrain from search/replace during “Tracking changes” – as in the video – , and rather use “Compare documents” after the replace operations – too many quirks otherwise…
2015/05/06 Leave a comment
- Doxygen comes with a built-in conditional content marker \internal the outputting of which can be controlled with the switch INTERNAL_DOCS in Doxygen’s config file.
- However, I could not get this to work as advertised in Doxygen 1.8.8.
- In cases of similar feature breakage, users are commonly advised to fix the error in the Doxygen source. If you, like I did, lack the time for that, here is a simple workaround which uses another built-in feature that an be controlled via Doxygen’s config file:
- Define as one of the:
ALIASES = "myinternal=\if myinternal <HR><kbd><em>" \ "endmyinternal= </em></kbd> \endif" # HTML is optional, intended to make internal information stand out clearly if outputted
- Switch this ALIAS on and off using ENABLED_SECTIONS = # myinternal
- Example usage in a .dox file:
-# A high-low-high-low beep sequence followed by a low-high beep sequence indicates successful pairing and connection to the remote device. @myinternal tested with barcode on lower-end of cradle: gives success beep sequence @endmyinternal -# A long low, long high beep sequence indicates unsuccessful pairing.