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Post/Edit Box Feature

parlayman's avatar - 2wGvpow

In the post/edit box, there is a "table" feature which is great for formatting purposes. Something that I think would be useful is (reusing much of the table code) a similar feature to allow the user to pour their data into an input box, in any cluttered up, disorganized way and have the result pasted into the post, cleaned up (of extra spaces, commas, parentheses, quotes, alpha characters, etc) and sorted in numerical order and all output as one long list so that the existing board code would soft-wrap the line as necessary. It's so much easier to find things in a numerically sorted list. I'm noticed that I'm much more likely to actually read a post with the numbers sorted and formatted neatly like this.

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There is a way to automatically clean up formatting in pasted text.  Click the Past as Plain Text button, and anything you paste into the box will have the formatting removed.

Also, you can set the Paste as Plain Text to be the default setting in the editor in the Account Settings page (Options menu).  That's how I personally have it set, so I never need to worry about pasting miscellaneous styles from wherever I am pasting from.

If you are looking for a feature that would take a random table from some other source or website and then transform it into a perfectly-designed table within the Lottery Post forums, I'm afraid that such a tool does not exist anywhere.  Even high-end software like Excel struggles with that.  It's just beyond the scope of what a website forum can handle.  Your best bet is to either paste it as plain text and then re-format, or else paste in Excel, clean it up in there, and then paste from Excel into Lottery Post.  (Lottery Post does handle Excel pasting pretty well.)

If you have a table full of Pick 3 numbers that you just want to clean up into a list of numbers without any formatting at all, there is actually a cool way to do that in LP, using Deflate or Inspector.

Just paste the table of numbers into the input box of Deflate or Inspector, then Deflate/Inspect the numbers, and you will see in the output it shows you the raw list of numbers you just Deflated/Inspected.  You can copy that list and paste elsewhere.

parlayman's avatar - 2wGvpow

"If you are looking for a feature that would take a random table from some other source or website and then transform it into a perfectly-designed table within the Lottery Post forums, I'm afraid that such a tool does not exist anywhere.  Even high-end software like Excel struggles with that.  It's just beyond the scope of what a website forum can handle.  Your best bet is to either paste it as plain text and then re-format, or else paste in Excel, clean it up in there, and then paste from Excel into Lottery Post.  (Lottery Post does handle Excel pasting pretty well.)"

Nothing that exotic. I'm not smart enough to even imagine how that might work.

 

"If you have a table full of Pick 3 numbers that you just want to clean up into a list of numbers without any formatting at all, there is actually a cool way to do that in LP, using Deflate or Inspector."

That's it, thanks! P.S. I still wish that just that little feature could be added to the post editing box. 

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