14 Mar 2013

Example Code for a Customized RSS-Feed

A short code snippet for the customized RSS-Feed on this Google-Blogger site. I simply added the below code to a gadget to yield a tailored RSS-Feed in the sidebar. Most of the code was grabbed from the Google Code Playground.

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11 Mar 2013

MS Word 2010, Find & Replace with Wildcards

Quite often I need to re-format citations in my texts, i.e., missing brackets around the year of a publication. In MS Word I simlpy solve such issues with the find and replace option using wildcards. I.e. for the issue with years without brackets:

short cut crtl-h
then put ([1-2][0-9]{3}) in the find-box and
(^&) in the replace box
hit 'replace' and you're done

The find string will search for any 4-digit number starting with 1 or 2 followed by 3 digits between 0 and 9 and will be replaced by the same number put inbetween round brackets. Note that the brackets in the find-string denote a token which then can be referenced by the string ^& in the replace step.