Help For . . .    Clean Up
 
 

Clean-Up takes text that has been brutalized by email forwarding and restores it back into a readable form.  For example...
 

One click turns this . . .

> > > The car has it's original paint. There are
> > > 2 to 3 very
> > > small dings which are hard to see. There is
> > > one noticeable
> > > dent under the passenger door, where I lurched
> > > over an
> > > overextended curb in a parking lot. This
> > > caused the
> > > undercarriage frame to bend slightly but was
> > > so minor that
> > > I have not repaired it and is has not effected
> > > the driving
> > > or door opening or closing in anyway. The
> > > car has...

Into this . . .

The car has it's original paint. There are 2 to 3 very small dings which are hard to see. There is one noticeable dent under the passenger door, where I lurched over an overextended curb in a parking lot. This caused the undercarriage frame to bend slightly but was so minor that I have not repaired it and is has not effected the driving or door opening or closing in anyway. The car has...
 

Cleans Up Four Ways

There are four parts to the clean-up process that instantly take place as soon as you click on the clean-up link.  In addition in all cases we remove trailing spaces.  All trailing spaces found at the end of any line are removed.

Remove ">" characters
The text is stripped of unwanted ">" and spaces that many email programs use to indicate a previous message being included.  Only the ">" and space characters are removed, and these are only removed from the beginning of each new line.  These characters are not removed from within a line.  Only one space is removed after a ">" so that indentations in the text are retained.

Remove line wrapping
Single CRLF's (carriage-return / line-feeds) are removed, double CRLF's are left as is, triple and more consecutive CRLF's are reduced to double CRLF's.  This eliminates most of the extra line wrapping that email programs add to text before you receive it, making your paragraphs much more readable.   Caution: This remove line wrapping feature will remove all the line wraps in any text that uses single CRLF's after each line of text.  A quick get around is to copy this text with Ctrl-C, click the Clean-Up link and then paste your text back in with Ctrl-V.

Remove extra spaces
This removes extra spaces that can find their way into text.  In a sentence double spaces are searched for between two words and if found, one space is removed.  If three or more spaces are found between words, they are included as is.

End sentences with two spaces
This option makes sure that there are two spaces between sentences.  You end up with two spaces after each sentence that ends with a period, exclamation point, question mark, or a quote.

You can turn off, or on, any set of the four clean-up options before you click the clean-up link.  If you are not happy with the result, click undo, select another set of options and click clean-up again.  You can repeat this cycle as many times as you like, but note that there is only one level of undo.

Note:  While this feature can clean-up most text, it will not clean-up all text, and may make some text look worse.  That's why Undo is there.
 
 

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