Clean Text – Help for Mac
Download the latest version of this app from the Mac Downloads page
Launch of Clean Text creates a window that is larger than my desktop.
We are working to this bug, we will release a new version which fix it. In the mean time you can use this work around (you need to do this each time you launch the app or you open a new window with in the app).
- Launch CleanText
- Hold down the “Option” key
- Click on the green light at the top-left of the CleanText edit window.
All of CleanText now displays on the desktop.
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Please be sure to choose the correct product which is Clean Text – Family Pack (and not Single User License) in the store. Please contact us if the problem persists.
I tried to create a macro with version 6.8 but Clean Text chrashes everytime.
We just released a minor update of Clean Text which fixes this bug. If you are using a version downloaded from the Web, please download the new version (6.8.1) from our Downloads page. If you are using a version downloaded from Mac App Store, please wait that the new release appears in Updates section of the Mac App Store app.
Most Frequently Asked Questions
When I try to used ‘Reverse each word’ and ‘Reverse words’ features, the text that’s in the window turns to all ‘??????’.
The ‘Reverse each word’ and ‘Reverse words’ features are fully functional in the latin-1 charset, but won’t work with characters in the Cyrillic, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and possibly others scripts, where they are replaced with ‘?’.
Where is the Windows version?
Develop of Windows version is discontinued. Anyway we will continue to provide support for all current customers.
Activate Mac OS X Services for Clean Text
The Services menu extends an application’s functionality by providing some of its own capabilities to other apps. Clean Text offers two menu items to Services menu: Clean Selection with Clean Text and New Clean Text Window with Selection. If you don’t already see this menu items in Services menu be sure that:
- Clean Text is on the Applications folder.
- There are not different versions of the app installed on your startup disk.
- Clean Text menu item ‘Clean Selection’ is checked in the the Services section of the Keyboard System Preferences.
- You done at least a login once you have fulfilled the three conditions above.
Create a Macro
Create a macro it’s easy and you can create as many macros you need for your daily work. To create a preset follow these do as follows:
- Click on the Macros tabin the side bar.
- Click on the Edit link (there are two kind of macros, one for the Find and Replace text and one for the actions, choose the one that fits better your needs).
- In the macro window click Add and give a name for your new macro.
- Then click on the actions you want to add to the macro.
- When you have done, click OK.
Now you have a new macro listed in the Macros tab, to use, just click on its link in the side bar. Please note: the Macros can’t be exported or imported.
Can’t figure out how to delete a certain number of characters from each line (end or beginning). There doesn’t seem to be a command for it.
Clean Text uses Regular Expression for searching. Check the dedicated option in the Find window. With Regular Expression you can do things like this and many others but you must know the syntax. Here you can find a manual with examples; a quick-reference; a cheat-sheet you can print and a dedicated site.
Clean clipboard content
If you click on the Iconize icon in the application toolbar and the application becomes a small window that stays on top of all the other windows and give you the possibility to eliminate all text formatting and to fix all the text with a single click. In this way you don’t need to paste text and then to copy it from the main window.
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