Text Cleaner is the tool used by graphic designers, editors and web designers, to reduce text cleanup time to seconds. Em and en dashes, smart quotes and ligatures are set or removed, unwanted spaces, tabs, returns are eliminated, and much more, making search-and-replace prep work a thing of the past.
And unlike search-and-replace, there's no need to perform tasks several times over. Click once, and all cleaning functions are performed simultaneously and in the best possible sequence.
No other text preparation tool functions in such a unique, easy-to-use and intelligent manner. This all happens under the hood because Text Cleaner was meant for you to set it and forget it, although there's plenty to offer power users as well.
* Cleans using copy and paste
* Cleans text files
* Cleans QuarkXPress and InDesign directly
* Drag-and-drop cleaning of text files in the Finder
* User-definable custom cleaning operations
* Snapshots of settings for instant recall
* Sets curly quotes, apostrophes, year abbreviations and measurement marks
* Removes multiple spaces, tabs, returns
* Creates or removes em and en dashes, ellipses and ligatures
* Changes capitalization, including sentence and initial caps
* Removes incorrectly placed spaces
* Converts text with line breaks to "wrapped" text
* Removes email quotes (>) intelligently
* Removes HTML
* Removes PC Line feeds
"More cleaning options than the competition"
Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
"5 out of 5 Cows!"
Why User Text Cleaner?
Text Cleaner is the tool used by graphic designers, editors and web designers to reduce text cleanup time to seconds. Particularly unique is the ability to work directly with QuarkXPress and InDesign, which adds the benefit of retaining all style information after cleaning the text.
The interface is clean and easy to understand. Each check box lists a cleaning option and the "Change" and "To" fields allow custom cleaning operations to be entered. A pop-up menu allows selecting presets, and the buttons next to it create and delete presets. Clicking the button next to the "Change" field expands the window to reveal nine additional sets of fields to further customize cleaning operations. The "Clean!" brush cleans the text after selections have been made.
Below are short descriptions of each text type that can be cleaned by choosing the corresponding option.
Copied Text (Clipboard)
Text copied with the "Copy" command available in nearly all applications. The cleaned text can then be pasted back in to the application, or into a different application.
Text File (Plain Text)
A Text file that resides locally on your computer or network.
InDesign Text Selection
The current text selection in the frontmost InDesign document.
XPress Text Selection
The current text selection in the frontmost QuarkXPress document.
Text from email messages often has a return after every line. Text Cleaner can convert this text back to "wrapped" text.
PC text files use line feeds at the beginning of each line of text that look like little rectangles on the Mac. The setting "Remove PC line feeds" will delete these unnecessary characters.
Uppercase, lowercase, title caps and sentence caps can all be changed.