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What is JoinLine? - JoinLine fixes text files with long, fixed-length records and unwanted line wraps

Why use JoinLine? - Spreadsheets and database programs import individual text records with data on the same line. However, sometimes text lines are wrapped before the end of the record. If these records always wrap to the same number of lines, then JoinLine can restore the wrapped records to single line records. For example, suppose a data set has fixed length text records of 200 characters, but when the records are transferred the transfer program inserts unwanted line-returns to force all lines to be less than 80 characters. Then each text record becomes 2 lines of 80 characters and 1 line of 40 characters. That is, each text record has been broken into 3 lines. JoinLine can fix this by merging each sequential group of 3 lines into the original single line record. A space-pad character can be inserted between merged lines; input lines can be padded to a minimum length; and non-printing characters can be translated into a space or other character. JoinLine writes the merged line result to a new file or appends to an existing file.

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The location and size of the JoinLine program can be adjusted by grabbing an edge and dragging the window to the new location and size. The options and environment are saved when JoinLine exits.