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Expanded Topic Search for NotePad ++

Here is an Expanded Topic Search that identifies various resources for NotePad ++

Some are well known and some are not so well known.

My topic search report begins with a list of search strings which are passed individually to Google Search.

The resulting Google source page is captured and parsed for each search string.

There are three sub reports that are extracted from the Google source page:

  1. Landing page for each discovered URL
  2. Title for each discovered URL
  3. List of Google suggested search terms

Once the list of search terms has been processed, then a secondary process is executed to aggregate the collection of sub reports that were generated for each of the input search terms.

Collection of URLs – landing pages listed by the number of occurrences for the individual search strings. Scanning this list of landing pages can bring to light new resources. Note that since this is PDF document – each URL is a hyperlink. Some of the links listed in the search string count PDF may not function because I have prefixed “www.” to the landing URL. This prefix may need to be removed.

Collection of Direct URLs – details of each discovered URL, giving its title and identifying the search string that returned the URL. Again, note this is a PDF document hence the URLs are hyperlinks. Double click and your browser will open to the web page.

Collection of Google Suggested Search Terms – note that the reports presented here made use of this feature to expand the original search!

The workbook that was the source of the other reports is included here in case the user would like to generate focused reports.

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SmartWare Web Scavenging

Topic Search OneNote

Here is a Topic Search that identifies various resources for OneNote

Some are well known and some are not so well known.

My topic search report begins with a list of search strings which are passed individually to Google Search.

The resulting Google source page is captured and parsed for each search string.

There are three sub reports that are extracted from the Google source page:

  1. Landing page for each discovered URL
  2. Title for each discovered URL
  3. List of Google suggested search terms

Once the list of search terms has been processed, then a secondary process is executed to aggregate the collection of sub reports that were generated for each of the input search terms.

Collection of URLs – landing pages listed by the number of occurrences for the individual search strings. Scanning this list of landing pages can bring to light new resources. Note that since this is PDF document – each URL is a hyperlink. Some of the links listed in the search string count PDF may not function because I have prefixed “www.” to the landing URL. This prefix may need to be removed.

Collection of Direct URLs – details of each discovered URL, giving its title and identifying the search string that returned the URL. Again, note this is a PDF document hence the URLs are hyperlinks. Double click and your browser will open to the web page.

Collection of Google Suggested Search Terms – note that the reports presented here made use of this feature to expand the original search!

The workbook that was the source of the other reports is included here in case the user would like to generate focused reports.

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SmartWare Web Scavenging

Topic Search AutoHotKeys

Here is a Topic Search that identifies various resources for AutoHotKeys

Some are well known and some are not so well known.

My topic search report begins with a list of search strings which are passed individually to Google Search.

The resulting Google source page is captured and parsed for each search string.

There are three sub reports that are extracted from the Google source page:

  1. Landing page for each discovered URL
  2. Title for each discovered URL
  3. List of Google suggested search terms

Once the list of search terms has been processed, then a secondary process is executed to aggregate the collection of sub reports that were generated for each of the input search terms.

Collection of URLs – landing pages listed by the number of occurrences for the individual search strings. Scanning this list of landing pages can bring to light new resources. Note that since this is PDF document – each URL is a hyperlink. Some of the links listed in the search string count PDF may not function because I have prefixed “www.” to the landing URL. This prefix may need to be removed.

Collection of Direct URLs – details of each discovered URL, giving its title and identifying the search string that returned the URL. Again, note this is a PDF document hence the URLs are hyperlinks. Double click and your browser will open to the web page.

Collection of Google Suggested Search Terms – note that the reports presented here made use of this feature to expand the original search!

The workbook that was the source of the other reports is included here in case the user would like to generate focused reports.

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SmartWare Web Scavenging

Topic Search for Regular Expressions

Here is a Topic Search that identifies various resources for Regular Expressions.

Some well known and some not so well known.

My topic search report begins with a list of search strings which are then passed individually to Google Search.

The resulting Google source page is captured and parsed for each search string.

There are three sub reports that are extracted from the Google source page:

  1. Landing page for each discovered URL
  2. Title for each discovered URL
  3. List of Google suggested search terms

Once the list of search terms has been processed, then a secondary process is executed to aggregate the collection of sub reports that were generated for each of the input search terms.

The Topic Search Process has been improved to include the choice of two compound search strings that expand the scope of the Google Search.

String A – To find PDF’s:

chap01 OR chapter 01 OR chap 1 OR chapter 1 OR ch01 OR ch1 OR book OR book-pdf OR books OR dig_lib OR doc OR documents OR downloads OR ebook OR etextbook OR library OR pdf OR readingroom OR themes OR upload filetype:pdf

String B – To focus on Blogs and Newsletters:

blog OR blogposts OR blogspot OR guru OR tutorial OR posts OR newsletter OR podcast OR slideshare OR courses OR online OR MOOC

The composite reports are presented here.

Collection of URLs – landing pages listed by the number of occurrences for the individual search strings. Scanning this list of landing pages can bring to light new resources. Note that since this is PDF document – each URL is a hyperlink. Some of the links listed in the search string count PDF may not function because I have prefixed “www.” to the landing URL. This prefix may need to be removed.

Collection of Direct URLs – details of each discovered URL, giving its title and identifying the search string that returned the URL. Again, note this is a PDF document hence the URLs are hyperlinks. Double click and your browser will open to the web page.

Collection of Google Suggested Search Terms gathered from all the Google Searches.

The workbook that was the source of the other reports is included here in case the user would like to generate focused reports.

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SmartWare xlGenie

Topic Search Excel Extract from PDF

Full Report

List of Direct URLs

List of Search Strings

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SmartWare Web Scavenging xlGenie

Topic Search Regular Expressions

Here are a collection of Resources for Regular Expressions

Here is the complete report for Regular Expressions

Here is a listing of the Direct URLs for Regular Expressions

Here is a listing of the Search String Counts for Regular Expressions

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SmartWare Web Scavenging

Topic Search: Mindmapping

Here is a collection of resources for exploring and learning about Mindmaping.

Here is the report on Direct URLs

Here is the report on the various search strings

Remember that clicking on a URL in a PDF will direct your browser to the selected web site.

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Important Note about the VBA Compare Utility from Formula Software

From time to time, when developing VBA codes it is necessary to compare the VBA code from different projects. A Google Search for “vba diff” will yield links to a number of products that will identify and document VBA differences.

Of all the products listed VBA Code Compare from Formula Software, Inc. is the only freeware product. It can be downloaded from this link:

http://www.formulasoft.com/vba-code-compare.html

Here is a short description of the features of the current version of VBA Code Compare.

VBA Code Compare 0.4 beta (April 2006)

  • Supports Word VBA projects (Word 97/2000/2003)
  • Supports command line options
  • Added ability to open “.MDW” workgroup files
  • New option: Ignore columns. This option allows you to specify ignored and compared characters ranges for each line
  • Added ability to close open modules.

However, I discovered that VBA Code Compare can also work with current versions of Excel XLSM Workbooks!

I discovered this functionality based on the technique that is used to open XLSM projects to present the underlying  XML structure. The technique is carried out by postfixing “.zip” to the XLSM workbook.

With this in mind, I took two XLSM workbooks and postfixed “.XLS” to each one. With this simple modification, I was able to use VBA Code Compare to open both workbooks.

This workaround will not work if Excel 2003 or any earlier Excel releases are on your computer!!!!

Several of the VBA Differencing Products listed on the Google search:

VbaDiff http://vbadiff.com/

xlCompare http://www.xlcompare.com/compare-vba-projects.asp

DiffEngineX https://www.florencesoft.com/compare-diff-excel-vba