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NormalizeSpace ( text )

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Strips leading and trailing whitespace characters and replaces sequences of whitespace characters with a single space.

Sample Input:
NormalizeSpace ( "          Some text with
multiple         runs        of      spaces,                  tabs,


and carriage returns.


" )
Sample Output:
"Some text with multiple runs of spaces, tabs, and carriage returns."


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Description:

Returns text with whitespace normalized by stripping all leading and trailing whitespace characters and replacing sequences of whitespace characters with a single space character.

Whitespace characters are space, horizontal tab, line feed, carriage return and non-breaking space.

This function is not recursive.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

Nice function, very well made.
But, imho, it should eliminate all UNNECESSARY carriage returns exceeding the first one.
I tried on a file where I save all my emails and it creates a jumble of words barely readable.
I always wanted to get rid of the profusion of not needed carriage returns, but not of the ones that keeps the legibility to an acceptable minimum.

Example:
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Inizio messaggio inoltrato: Da: Rodolfo Di Maggio <rodolfo.dimaggio@gmail.com> Oggetto: Progetto "Xxxxxx" Data: 8 luglio 2016 16:20:32 CEST A: xxxxxx@unibocconi.it Gent.ma Dott.ssa Xxxxx, ho ricevuto da mio f...
---
It should format this way:
Inizio messaggio inoltrato:
Da: Rodolfo Di Maggio <rodolfo.dimaggio@gmail.com>
Oggetto: Progetto "Xxxxxx"
Data: 8 luglio 2016 16:20:32 CEST
A: xxxxxx@unibocconi.it
Gent.ma Dott.ssa Xxxxx, ho ricevuto da mio f...
----

Rudy Di Maggio, Lodi, Italy
August 24, 2016 2:12pm

@Rudy Di Maggio

I am not sure how a function can tell the difference between a "necessary" carriage return and an "unnecessary" one. Anyway, this is not within the scope of THIS function. I suggest you post your problem in one of the forums.

comment, VR
August 24, 2016 2:38pm

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