This is a sub-program for splitting large files into lots of small ones. Splitter needs to know:
Start/End of Section Separator
The symbol which will act as a start or end-of-text separator: eg. [FF] or <end of story> or </Text> or !# or [FF*] or [FF?????] or CHAPTER #
|1||The start/end-of-text marker must occur at the beginning of a line in the original large file.|
|2||It is case sensitive: </Text> will not find </text>.|
|3||The first character in the separator may not be a wildcard such as #,* or ?.|
|4||* and # may occur only once each in the separator.|
Splitter will create a new file every time it encounters the start/end-of-text marker you've specified. The end of text box determines whether the line containing the separator gets included in the previous or new text file.
Where you want the small files to be copied to. (You'll need write permission to access it if on a network.)
The minimum and maximum number of lines that your small files can have (default = 5 and 30,000). Only files within these limits will be saved. This feature is useful for extracting files from very large CD-ROM files.
A "line" means from one <Enter> to the next.
Bracket first line
Whether or not you want the first line of each new text file to be bracketed inside < > marks. (If your separator is a start-of-section separator like CHAPTER with a number, you may wish that to be in brackets. And often the first line after an end-of-text symbol will contain some kind of header.) If you don't want it to insert < and > around the line, leave this box unchecked.
If you know that a given line of your texts always contains the title for the sub-text in question, set this counter to that number, otherwise leave it at 0. For example, where you know that every line immediately following <end of story> has a title for the next story, you could put 1.
<end of story>
Visiting New York
The file-name created for each story will contain the title as well as a suitable number. In this example a file-name might end up as C:\texts\split\Visiting New York 0004.txt.