Via Options in the main menu you access the main options of the program.
- Selection folder
To limit excessive navigating in folder structures you can give the initial folder of Txt2fil browsers like the selection panel
- Invalid characters
When creating folder and file names, Windows does not accept every character. Some characters are invalid. If Txt2fil meets such a character then it can optionnally replace such a character by something you choose. For instance you can replace them by EDITMANUALLY or TEMP or by an underscore ( _ ) or by nothing (leave field empty) and so on... .
- Output extension
- The default extension for the output files is "txt". You can change this using this option. Possible alternative extensions are: log, ini, tmp and so one... .
- Opt for "Always use this extension" when you do not plan to include names wich already include an extension in the text file. Advantage: Names like J.R. Ewing will become J.R. Ewing.txt. Disadvantage: "test.zip" would become "test.zip.txt".
Opt for "Do not add extension when one is found in input" when you will include names with extensions in the input file. Eg when "test.zip" is a name in the input text file file, then the result will remain "test.zip" instead of becoming "test.zip.txt". So every time a dot is found, the name will remain unchanged.
Bear in mind that changing the extension does not change the file header; the output files all remain simple text files!
- Fill files...
A window similar to this pops up:
- Standard the "No fill" option is chosen. So the created files will all be empty.
- You can choose to enter text in each file: either you enter the line from the source file or you can enter a (template) text by choosing a file containing this text. You can also choose for both options: the source line AND a template.
An example for a template:
Suppose you want to keep track of the daily progress of election candidates by making a daily summary then you could use a template like this saved in a simple txt file like Elections-Candidates.txt:
Note that the main source file in this case would, of course, contain on each line a date.
Putting also this date on top of each created file would be easy to do by checking both options in the 'Enter single text"-box.
- You can opt too for a fixed size for the resulting files chosing "Fixed fill size". In that case you can enter the desired sizes.
- The last option is "Variable sizes". In this case you first create a source text file which does include, on top of the (future) file names a separator and the desired sizes for each file.
If you chose "|" as a separator then following files would be created:
cat.txt with a size of 5 bytes
dog.txt with a size of 1000 bytes
fish.txt with a size of 10000 bytes
bird.txt with a size of 0 bytes
Attention: Standard, if the separator is not found on a certain line then the resulting file will be empty. However, using the option "Use fixed size when no size found", you can eventually force the file to be filled with a certain size anyway when no separator is found.