help with a form letter program

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    help with a form letter program

    Hey, could somebody help me out on this certain aspect of a form letter. I have a file like this:

    Dear <NAME>, I was writing you to remind you that you owe <AMOUNT> by <DATE>.....etc.

    I also have a file with the values for those symbols.

    Question is, what string function do I use to replace <SYMBOL> with the actual value??

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    string search

    Use the string search to look for < then store the posistion, then start from that posistion and search for >. this gives you the string of letters that is needed. copy the string found into a temporary string, and search the file with the values for the temporary string , then replace the <whatever> with the value from the file.

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    Does the text always have that exact format?

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    No, the text doesn't always have the same format but the parameters that were given are:

    1. No letter variable will be used more than once in a line
    2. No line will be longer than 80 characters.

    I'm still not ultra clear on your instructions, can you try to clarify a little?

    Thanks.

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    couldnt you try...

    Code:
    cout<<"Dear "<<name<<" you owe us "<<amout<<" by "<<date<<endl;
    the name, amount, and date a variables just delcare them before.
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    steps

    1 open letter file
    2 read the letter file until you find a <. read all the letters after the < into a string until you find a >.
    3 open the file containing the values of the <something> search that file for the string you got in step 2. when the string is found put its value into a string
    4 go back to the oroginal file with the letter. delete the <something> statement and replace it with the string gotten in step 3
    5 repeat until no < are found


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    OK Thank you, could you please tell me which function I should use to delete the <something> and replace it with the value.

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    dontremember

    i dont rememeber, there might be a backspace ascii, but i forgot... ask someone else

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    somebody??

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    anybody???? Pleeeeaaaasse!!!

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    Don't bump your post

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