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    Before I continue doing silly things (making books from Author)

    I did the Basic Characters book (don't have spells or psionics [yet], nor the equiptment list of all the weapon/armour 'tables'). Links for 99% of skills/adv/dis/perk/quirk/techniques with included traits and abilities (since they have to come in the package to make the links work right).

    So, is there an easier way to do this?
    (I converted the pdf into word, and made one column; fixed all the poor nasty pictures/inserts that screwed up formating [took the most time], then took those and cut and pasted by chapter/page reference into FG, then used the GCS and the Mod Maker to create all the links [took the least amount of time])

    Is there a general parser out there that I'm just not seeing (I know the 5e parser isn't available anymore)?
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    I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to do.

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    I thought it might sound muddled.

    I'm converting my pdfs into text (word) then reformatting the text, then importing it into FG with the Author extension.

    I was mostly curious if there was a faster/easier way.

    I haven't seen any parsers
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    I have found going from PDF straight to FG is simplest. Use CTRL+J! Now when you do this some characters in the XML will be screwy but that doesn't really matter. It has to do with the encoding and only matters when you go to edit the XML.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayne7400 View Post
    I have found going from PDF straight to FG is simplest. Use CTRL+J! Now when you do this some characters in the XML will be screwy but that doesn't really matter. It has to do with the encoding and only matters when you go to edit the XML.
    Could you explain that a little more Like you're talking to a complete ludite
    (I looked up some on google, but I think you might be talking about more advanced pdf readers - I just have the adobe acrobat reader DC)
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    So highlight the text in the pdf. Hit Ctrl+ c. Click on your story table etc hit Ctrl+v. Then hit Ctrl+a. This should highlight everything you pasted. Then hit Ctrl+j. This will remove all the extra spaces and lines. Hope this helps.

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    Interesting.
    Thanks. I'll try that. I'll just try to remember not to do more than a page at a time so my head doesn't explode from finding all the paragraphs starts/stops
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayne7400 View Post
    So highlight the text in the pdf. Hit Ctrl+ c. Click on your story table etc hit Ctrl+v. Then hit Ctrl+a. This should highlight everything you pasted. Then hit Ctrl+j. This will remove all the extra spaces and lines. Hope this helps.
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    thank you ive been looking for an easy way to remove extra lines / spaces for ages

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