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Posted: October 23, 2005, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

Well, I didn't realize Search/Replace was a new feature, so it's true you learn something new every day!  Wordpad is perfectly acceptible for Search/Replace, so you can use the same technique I described above for notepad.

 

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    Posted: October 23, 2005, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

    Lottaloot that's what Rick and I are saying we'd like to do. .... but lots of numbers from different sources with commas and dashes have to be edited out or it won't accept it in the deflate feature. We need a quick way to compile a list of numbers without any commas dashes or multiple spaces. I don't mind sitting behind the PC and editing them but I only do small samples of less than a hundred numbers. Or I take them directly from the prediction pages.

    I do this all the time.  And the deflater does accept those numbers from Word.  You do not have to erase the dashes. 

    I DO this ALL the time. 

    It works.  Try it again.  You only copy the results, nothing else. 

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      Posted: October 23, 2005, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

      That explains my problem...Windows 98 notepad offers nothing.  But I could be mistaken about the search/replace and will check it out again and see if wordpad has a similar option.

      Thanks for the suggestions.

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        Posted: October 23, 2005, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

        Thanks Todd... so cool it worked on this pc with home edition. I'll have to try it with windows 98.

        Rick use word pad with win98 and you can edit as Todd explained.

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          Thanks Todd... so cool it worked on this pc with home edition. I'll have to try it with windows 98.

          Rick use word pad with win98 and you can edit as Todd explained.

          HELLO?????

          Can anyone hear me??

          You don't have to do anything other than go to custum results, copy & paste to Word.  Then Copy just the results & paste them in the deflater then hit deflate. 

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            lottaloot,

            It's been a long time since I wrote the software, so I probably just forgot that I included that feature!

            If I recall, I did spent a lot of time writing a parsing routine that would be very flexible, so just paste everything in there and let it rip!

             

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              Posted: October 24, 2005, 2:00 am - IP Logged

              Finally I understand what you guys are saying. 

              You can take the numbers by copy & paste to the deflater but you can not take it to the inspecter without having to get rid of the hyphens.

              I simply take it to the deflater first & then take the input numbers from the deflater to the inspecter. 

               

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                Posted: October 24, 2005, 6:39 am - IP Logged

                Dashes should work fine.  The instructions read:

                • Enter your picks with or without dashes between the numbers (i.e., 1-2-3 and 123 will both work fine)

                 

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                  Posted: October 24, 2005, 8:06 am - IP Logged

                  Maybe I am just stupid but, when I copy from the results page and paste to Deflate or Inspect I get this (EX)

                  ArizonaPick 3Sat, Oct 22, 20053-6-3
                  CaliforniaDaily 3Sun, Oct 23, 20058-6-8
                   Midday 3Sun, Oct 23, 20051-6-5
                  ConnecticutMidday 3Fri, Oct 21, 20051-9-8
                   Play 3Sun, Oct 23, 20051-6-4


                  How do I get just the numbers drawn without state names, etc?

                  Can anyone help?

                  EZ

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                    Posted: October 24, 2005, 8:24 am - IP Logged

                    Paste it into Excel, then copy just the results column, and paste into Deflate/Inspector.  Simple.

                     

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                      Posted: October 24, 2005, 9:02 am - IP Logged

                      Yes very simple if I had excel.

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                        Posted: October 24, 2005, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                        Use ANY spreadsheet.  There are very few computers that are sold without some type of spreadsheet.

                        If you got some kind of bare-bones computer that didn't come with any software, you can download freebie software from sites like download.com.  There are also programs you can download that will allow you to copy a column of text in any web page.  Again, I'm sure you can locate it at download.com.

                         

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                          Posted: October 24, 2005, 9:21 am - IP Logged

                          Thanks Todd

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                            I did a little searching, and I can't find that "copy column" program I referred to, so maybe it's not there anymore.  Anyway, you should be able to setup some kind of simple freebie spreadsheet program for simple copy & paste.  Here's one, for example: http://www.download.com/602PC-Suite/3000-2064_4-10317185.html?tag=lst-0-10

                            Be sure to check out more than just that one, however.  There are lots of choices.

                             

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                              Posted: October 30, 2005, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

                              Paste it into Excel, then copy just the results column, and paste into Deflate/Inspector.  Simple.

                              In your reply to takeitez, above, I tried this and not simple. I have copy and pasted from the results page and from the daily numbers page. When I paste it into excel, the Pick 3 numbers, all but a handful, are in a date form.(03/05/06) Try and replace the /, and it changes into a 5 digit number resembling nothing that was in the cell. There are a handful of pick 3 numbers that are all right, 3-5-6, like so. ?????why are the majority of them in a date form when pasting to excel?

                              I can put it into wordpad and get the example below. But can not get them into columns. Help. I can paste this into excel, but it puts it in as text and will not column it, that I know of as of now. So what am I doing wrong?

                              Couple of weeks ago, I tried deflating a weeks worth of recent draws to figure out the "travelers", but had the same problem as the others. 


                              Arizona  522 
                              British Columbia  314 
                              California 659 234 
                              Connecticut  789  2229
                              Delaware 919 843 2098 4896
                              Florida  528  2176
                              Georgia 143 867 0550 6266
                              Idaho  012 
                              Illinois / Iowa 711 799 1665 5313
                              Indiana 804 599 8098 2501
                              Kansas  809 
                              Kentucky 829 975 2775 9056
                              Louisiana  541  0110
                              Maryland 437 831 9681 2286
                              Massachusetts    4749
                              Michigan 884 399 8890 3321
                              Minnesota  316 
                              Missouri 259 875 2070 0068
                              MultiState 527 725 2203 7713
                              Nebraska  668 
                              New Jersey 043 317 6144 1707
                              New Mexico  258  3590
                              New York 390 649 8661 9354
                              Ohio 800 313 6775 7858
                              Ontario  995 
                              Oregon (1pm & 7pm)  9166 3672
                              Oregon (4pm & 10pm)  2526 4111
                              Pennsylvania 244 453 7205 8086
                              Quebec  750  0268
                              Rhode Island    8179
                              South Carolina 728 407 4389 4617
                              Tennessee  576  2933
                              Texas 867 355 
                              Virginia 999 564 4702 3352
                              Washington  888 
                              Washington, D.C. 632 428 1959 8285
                              West Virginia  470  8392
                              Western Canada  886 
                              Wisconsin  038  9366

                                 

                                  gilla