Spaces in text
#1
I get extraneous spaces in my text that do not exist in the original file.  It bothers me a little as I'm doing my coding.  I haven't started the analysis yet so I don't know if they will show up when I extract my data in the end.  Any ideas?
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#2
Hello,

Sorry you are having problems with this, can you tell me a little more detail?

How are you bringing the sources in to your project file? Importing a file? If so, what file format are the sources? Do you still see the extra spaces if you copy and paste the text as a new source?

Daniel
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I'm importing from Word for Mac.  I get some odd spacing between words and occasional spaces in the middle of a word now and then.  Its not horrible, just something occasional.

I haven't tried cutting and pasting yet.


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#4
Odd...

Do let me know if you still see it when copy/pasting sources, you might also try saving the Word files as plain text or rich text files and seeing if you still get the spaces when importing from non-docx files.

If you were able to send one of the doc files to us to see if we can see what is happening (support@quirkos.com), that would be great, but I understand if the data is confidential.
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(04-05-2016, 10:35 AM)daniel Wrote: Odd...

Do let me know if you still see it when copy/pasting sources, you might also try saving the Word files as plain text or rich text files and seeing if you still get the spaces when importing from non-docx files.

If you were able to send one of the doc files to us to see if we can see what is happening (support@quirkos.com), that would be great, but I understand if the data is confidential.

Hi,
I imported the same file as an .rtf and don't see any of the odd spaces.
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#6
(20-05-2016, 09:58 AM)Gopher Wrote:
(04-05-2016, 10:35 AM)daniel Wrote: Odd...

Do let me know if you still see it when copy/pasting sources, you might also try saving the Word files as plain text or rich text files and seeing if you still get the spaces when importing from non-docx files.

If you were able to send one of the doc files to us to see if we can see what is happening (support@quirkos.com), that would be great, but I understand if the data is confidential.

Hi,
I imported the same file as an .rtf and don't see any of the odd spaces.

Thanks for the update, looks like a DOCX issue. We'll look into it ASAP!
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#7
(23-05-2016, 04:26 PM)daniel Wrote:
(20-05-2016, 09:58 AM)Gopher Wrote:
(04-05-2016, 10:35 AM)daniel Wrote: Odd...

Do let me know if you still see it when copy/pasting sources, you might also try saving the Word files as plain text or rich text files and seeing if you still get the spaces when importing from non-docx files.

If you were able to send one of the doc files to us to see if we can see what is happening (support@quirkos.com), that would be great, but I understand if the data is confidential.

Hi,
I imported the same file as an .rtf and don't see any of the odd spaces.

Thanks for the update, looks like a DOCX issue. We'll look into it ASAP!


I'm seeing this problem too in v1.4.1 (14-Jun-2017 build) on Windows 7. It indeed has something to do with DOCX files as Sources, and further, it is related to the use of certain characters contained in the Source text. 

For me, I get extra spaces when I have sentences with square brackets [which I use to denote edits]. But it's only the left square bracket [ not the right ]. For example, if the file contains the text:

Code:
Test square bracket with spaces.
Test square bracket[ with spaces.
Test square bracket with spaces.
Test square bracket] with spaces.

There will be 2 spaces between "square" and "bracket" on the 2nd line only.

Hope this info helps with troubleshooting :-)
Looking forward to the next update!

-Ryan
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#8
Ryan,

Thanks so much for posting this detailed info! Will really help us get to the bottom of the problem. Hope to have a fix in our late August / September update,

Daniel
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